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I have gone back Old School

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Two Guns, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Two Guns

    Two Guns VIP MEMBER

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    I picked up an other S&W model 36 J Frame today.
    This one is a flat latch 3 inch barrel. I believe it was made in the late 1950's. I am in love again.
     
  2. Two Guns

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    I tried to up load a pick but it would not upload.
     

  3. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    you aint old school til you carry it as your primary ccw.
     
  4. sawgrass

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    The first pistol that I ever bought was a SW 36.
    I have a special relationship with that gun. I don't shoot it very much but I've had it almost 30 years. Congrats on finding a flat latch! Have you shot it?
     
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  5. countrygun

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    Color me "Green" with envy. a 3" flat-latch is a choice gun. Congratulations.
     
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  6. ca survivor

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  7. Bruce M

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    Sounds very nice - the three inch ones are less common and look great
     
  8. G26S239

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    Congratulations, I have two j frames myself. Have you tried using http://tinypic.com to upload your pictures from?
     
  9. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Silver Member

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    Congrats to you!!
     
  10. bac1023

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    Very nice

    Congrats!

    I still need a model 36 for my S&W revolver collection.
     
  11. Bruce M

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    If I was looking for a collectible it would probably be a three inch flat latch or one of the adjustable sight versions.
     
  12. deputy tom

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    Congrats on the flat latch 36. My first 36 was in 1973 so no flat latch. I haven't been without at least one J-frame ever since and always as a primary carry not a BUG. tom. :cool:
     
  13. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    It's not that easy finding a 3-incher J-frame. Congratulations!!!
     
  14. Wyoming

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    Good find.:whistling:

    A three inch heavy barrel 38 special J frame is a good shooter. That extra inch barrel makes a big difference in handling and performance. It is a 33% increase in barrel that is not the hard to carry and you will get a full ejection rod stroke.

    Now what do you mean by "old school"?

    Countrygun is he referring to guys like us?:whistling:
     
  15. countrygun

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    Dagnabbit I think that whippersnapper was casting aspersions in our direction.
     
  16. Two Guns

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    Ok fellows here it is. Aint she nice? BTW I found out it was made in 1958.
     
  17. Two Guns

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    It was my primary today and my BUG was my 1969 J Frame.
     
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    Not bad for a whippersnapper! :rofl:
     
  19. Two Guns

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    Well I am Old School myself as I am older than 50 ,but I am not quite as old as my flat latch.
     
  20. countrygun

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    Well then, you are about my age. We do not refer to that as "old school' but rather "as the days when things were made right". (ourselves included)