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1 7/8 chrome/with walnet gripes
The Smith & Wesson Model 36 5-shot J-frame .38 Special revolver, also called the "Chief's Special) was introduced in 1950. It has a 2 or 3 inch barrel. The 3 inch originally with a round butt, which changed to a square butt in 1952 and back again in 1992. It can have a blue or nickel-plated finish and comes with checkered walnut grips. A 3-inch heavy-barrel configuration was introduced in 1967, become standard in 1975.Based on the serial number provided, your gun was made after 1983.Retail values:Excellent: $430-$640Very Good: $320-$360Good: $230-$260I hope this helps.Philip
The date made?
I've had the gun since 1975 and it was a used gun then.
Serial # XXXXX
22439 (numbers shown inside)
on the base of the handle it is: 4J4482
Iam unfamilar with guns and just saw the 22439 numbers, sorry.
Will the value be the same?