|PRICE:||R 3,500.00 Incl. VAT|
|MAKE||Smith & Wesson|
|ACTION||Double action / Single action|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
The Smith & Wesson Model 36 is a compact, 5-shot revolver chambered in .38 Special, and is one of Smith & Wesson’s most successful and well-known handguns.
It was their first revolver designed around the compact J-frame, and was developed purely to compete against the popular Colt Detective Special snub-nose revolver.
First introduced in 1950, it was originally named the “Chief Special” to appeal to law enforcement markets, but was later changed to Model 36 in 1957.
Modern variants of the Model 36 are still in production today and remain one of the most popular and successful snub-nose revolvers in history.
In 1951, Smith & Wesson introduced the Airweight Model 37, which was basically the Model 36 design with an aluminum frame and cylinder.
The aluminum cylinders proved to be problematic and were abandoned in favor of a steel cylinder.
This gun is in like new, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
There overall finish is still virtually perfect with only two, tiny marks that I can see on the frame, which are basically insignificant and barely noticeable.
It seems to be virtually unfired.
The original wooden grips are excellent and with only very few, tiny, light scratches.
Comes in its original cardboard box with original manual and other papers.
This firearm is suitable for home self defense, as well as every day concealed carry.
This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports*:
- IDPA – BUG division
- ICORE – Classic division
- PIN SHOOTING – Stock gun & Stock revolver
- STEEL CHALLENGE
*Even though this revolver could technically be used for these sports, the 5 shot capacity would greatly disadvantage the shooter. This revolver is better suited for self defense.