Demand and technology led to the creation of the highly valuable Air Crewman series of light weight revolvers issued to Air Corpsmen during World War II, and popular civilian demand led first to the creation of the steel frame compact Chief's Special .38s after the war, and to the introduction of the Chief's Special Airweight in 1951. The Airweight Chief was available only in nickel, for those desiring a more durable finish, until a limited run of 637 with buffed alloy frames in 1989. By 1996, Smith & Wesson felt the heat from their Brazilian nieces and nephews marketed under the Taurus name, and began regular production of the first variant, 637-1, of the .38 Chiefs Special Ariweight Stainless, with steel barrel and cylinder and specially coated alloy main frame. The reconfigured, strengthened J size frame could also withstand +P ammunition. In 2002, Smith & Wesson added the internal lock, hence the 637-2 numbered model designation. Specs are traditional double- and single-action revolver with 5 shot cylinder capacity. Hammer and trigger are MIM, metal-injected-molded case colored, .312 wide smooth combat trigger and serrated spur hammer, .241 wide by .450 long spur. Weight empty is only 15 ounces, just 10% more than the rather pricey Air Lite M&P revolvers. Grips are pliable, sure-gripping factory boot grips, new style with stippled texture on both panels. Replacement pricing on these in our area is well over $500, if a person can even find one. We're offering the 637-2 in the photo, or one of its identical mates, for only $ 369.00 Now transferable to civilians in all jurisdictions of the United States of America. God bless Mr. Otis McDonald.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> $10 lower 48; $30 Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority Mail, insured with Delivery Confirmation. Offers to buy must be for the registered user with his/her own money. Don’t buy for your buddies, that smacks of felony level straw purchase. MC/Visa/Discover/USPS MO paid orders shipped same day. 7 day hold on checks. FFL transmissions ok by fax, e-mail or mail, please ask your dealer to put your name on there. We offer 7 day money back on used guns and items, but NO RETURNS on NEW IN BOX guns or on Lay-aways or ammo. We do not pay transfer fees or return shipping. New guns have factory warranties and we are not a warranty station. We accept lay-away with 20% down, balance in 90 days - lay aways not refundable, though. Internet phone hours 8:30 – 4:30 CST Mon - Fri CST. Local pickup available by appointment. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We consider trade offers: blue & walnut; Blue &Stainless revolvers; good quality autos; US Gold & Silver; traditional guns in excellent condition.