Smith & Wesson .38 Special model 37 Airweight Chief’s Special No Suffix Very Good Blue 2 inch Square Butt Tapered 1973 Production Bangor Punta Pinned Barrel Snub

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Description: From security service in the Caribbean comes this attractive Smith & Wesson .38 Chief’s Special Airweight, numbered model 37, without any engineering change suffix. From its J134000 range serial number, it was manufactured in 1973. Manufacturer was Smith & Wesson of Springfield, MA, under Bangor Punta Corporate Ownership. Type is traditional double and single action lightweight pocket revolver. Construction is steel barrel, hammer, trigger, cylinder, and internal parts built into an alloy frame with original factory issue magna type service Grips. Frame is J sized, with square butt grip frame. Chambering is .38 Smith & Wesson Special caliber, not designed for any +P loads. Barrel is 2 inch standard tapered, pinned into the frame. Sights are barrel integral serrated blade front with frame integral fixed notch rear. Cylinder capacity is 5 rounds. Trigger is .240 serrated face, with matching serrated spur hammer. Safety system is internal transfer bar. Dimensions are 1.31 inches cylinder thickness; 6 1/2 inches overall length; 4 1/4 inches height; weight 13.8 ounces empty with center of gravity at the trigger. Trigger pulls at 11 pounds vicinity double action, with 2 to 5 degrees hammer travel after the cylinder times. On single action, the hammer travels fully 20 degrees after the cylinder times, and single action trigger pull is a crisp original 4 3/4 pounds. Lateral cylinder play is negligible with the trigger relaxed, but with the trigger fully depressed, there is no lateral play whatsoever. Cylinder face to forcing cone gap measures .008.Carbon deposits under the top strap and on the cylinder face are minimal. We estimate this revolver was actually fired fewer than 100 times. It served in the Caribbean home jurisdiction of Borinquen Air Station, with its mission of guarding aircraft, boats, and surveillance equipment aimed at Castro’s Cuba and at South- and Central American drug traffickers.Bore and cylinder chambers are all bright and clean. Finish is polished surface blued steel, with matte front sight area, gloss black anodized frame, and color casehardened trigger and hammer. Surface detractions are moderate to minimal, principally finish freckles on the bluing, edge wear, and wear on the grips. We rate this 2 inch Chief as Very Good, 80 percent vicinity by our estimate, but photos ought to suffice for our distinguished shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. Model 37s were never all that plentiful, and square butt variants even less so. Replacement pricing for the nearest thing to this, a model 36 classic, is $809 on smith-wesson com. We're offering the authentic Bangor Punta 2 inch Square Butt model 37 in the photos, however, for only $ 539.00. Not transferable to civilian residents of California or Massachusetts until 2023. Add a period correct Grip Adapter for only $27.00.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Caliber: .38 Special
Location: TN

Trades Accepted: Yes.

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Item #: 910297451
Stock No.: RTP0294
Seller Since: Jul. 2007
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City: Henderson
State: TN
Phone: 731-989-7641
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