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S&W Model 36 with new Altamont boot grip

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by SynapticSilence, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have a pristine S&W Model 36 Chief's Special produced right around 1969 or 1970 that I first got with the original thin wood grips. I'd added a Tyler T-Grip to them but never liked the way it felt or handled. On a whim, I bought a new Altamont boot grip for it. This is the Altamont with a grey G10 insert for J-Frames. I'm way more than pleased with the way it looks and feels now. It's just a gorgeous little gun with almost 100 percent bluing except for a turn ring. I got it for $400 from a friend who got it from his father, but he said he wanted a mixer board for his band more than an old .38 Special classic pistol. I really did try to talk him out of selling it and even offered it back to him later, but he turned me down. So now it's mine.
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  2. CJ1089

    CJ1089 Aloha, Oregon Marveling at the world.

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    Sharp!
     
  3. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    That is one nice Smith!
     
  4. Stuart Phelps

    Stuart Phelps Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    PM Sent
     
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Heck yea. Nice nice.
     
  6. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    That looks really sharp! Thanks for sharing a photo.
    May our lives glorify God,
    Michael