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Old 04-04-2020, 04:01 PM
Oldguy9 Oldguy9 is offline
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Friend Brought Over "An Old Gun"

Anyone have an idea on value?

My impression is that the # inch barrel round butt was uncommon...

It is a nickel plated three inch barrel round butt Model 36. Pinned barrel. Flawless. Looks never fired. She has the original box, but brought it over in something else.

The SN is J140XXX.
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Old 04-04-2020, 04:07 PM
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Assuming you mean S&W model 36 ? $171 new in 1976.
And a picture would help.

https://www.google.com/search?q=S%26...&client=safari
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Old 04-04-2020, 04:19 PM
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Assuming you mean S&W model 36 ? $171 new in 1976.
And a picture would help.

https://www.google.com/search?q=S%26...&client=safari

The "J" in the SN, combined with Model 36 is all any knowing individual would need...
But yes-it is a S&W J-frame. Model 36 no dash.
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Old 04-04-2020, 04:26 PM
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36’s with 3” barrels were not all that uncommon.
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Old 04-04-2020, 05:12 PM
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36s with 3 barrels were not all that uncommon.
They just weren't that popular.
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Old 04-04-2020, 05:29 PM
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36’s with 3” barrels were not all that uncommon.
They just weren't that popular.
They were more popular early in their production, much less so later. So you’re correct.
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Old 04-04-2020, 09:20 PM
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Oldguy9 -------- You asked about value. I really have no idea because it's having the original box & it's apparently being unfired are two "collector" hot-buttons. Those guys LOVE that stuff.

And I'm not one of them. I don't covet virgin guns. The unfired vintage guns I have are just that way because I haven't gotten around to shooting them yet. Boxes? Nah.

But I'd guess that your friend's gun is worth at least $750.00 Maybe someone here who knows more can make a closer estimate.
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:19 AM
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I think 750 might be a bit high. Unfired isn't that big of a deal with a model36 because not many folks would leave it unfired and not everyone prefers the 3 inch barrel. Gun prices are regional to a certain point, in St Louie you'd be hard pressed to get 750 I think. Around here 6 is probably more realistic, it's worth is what someone will pay for it, no more no less.
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Old 04-05-2020, 06:44 AM
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Whatever the market will bear as the saying goes. Im not the expert, but the 36s seem to be more desirable in blued/snubby configuration. So box or no box, i dont care. Its getting shot. If it isnt something i want then id pass. $600, maybe? To me, $3-400.
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Old 04-05-2020, 06:54 AM
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If that popped up locally on Armslist, I would want it. I would gladly pay $600. I would offer $600 if someone asked any more. That’s just me though.
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:44 AM
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I sold a 2", blued, not unfired - but pristine M36 for $600 last year.
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Old 04-05-2020, 10:18 AM
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Right now we're in a sellers market. Buyers are buying anything and everything, LNIB, nickel doesn't matter.

A collector will offer a reasonable bid based on years of knowledge.

If two were side by side and one was LNIB blue and the other LNIB nickel the blued will sell first!

To a collector $5-600 max.

I'd list it for $700 and probably take $600 depending on interest.

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