Upgraded Grips on 1969 S&W Model 36.

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  • matefrio

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    These feel much better. Grip choices are a bit narrower on the square butt models. Pachmayr grips were not my first choice but they're growing on me.

    I decided to to some research on when it was produced.

    I think 1969 due to the pinned barrel, low pre 1971 J25XXX serial number, no dash 36, and light contoured barrel and grip pattern


    • 1957 Was the year they began stamping the model number on the frame beginning with serial # 125000.
    • 1966 Replaced the flat thumbpiece.
    • 1968 Delete diamond grips.
    • 1969 Began the "j" serial prefix.
    • 1971-1972 from serial numbers 1J1 to 999J99(note there are up to 5 numerical digits plus the floating letter J)
    • 1975 Heavy barrel standard.
    • 1982 Eliminated pinned barrel.




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    Jon Payne

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    Have you considered the original grips or custom magna style with a Tyler T-Grip?


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    London

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    You may also wish to try Hogue grips. They change the grip angle to a much more natural "Pointing" position and are very ergonomic all the way around. They are also very grippy and made of soft rubber.

    I would avoid the T Grip, at least from the company website. SW forums are full of bad experiences with them, but some say they are back to normal. Caveat emptor.
     
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