I picked up an older pinned bbl Smith model 36 with a 3" barrel today. The gun is still in the original factory box and appears to have never been fired (except proofing of course). It is really a beauty. I wonder if any of you might have reference material for Smith manufacture dates by serial number? Just in case you do, the SN is J397XXX. It has the thin barrel and thin long ramp front sight. Also, it is a square butt type. Any ideas or info?
Any and all comments are welcome, and thanks in advance!