Smith & Wesson Model 36 / 38

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The Smith & Wesson Model 36/38/49 is used in the following:

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Smith & Wesson Model 36 "Chiefs Special"

Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 special - 5 shot. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
Smith & Wesson Model 60, stainless variant of the model 36 - .38 Special.
Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special


The Smith and Wesson Model 36 (often called simply ".38 snubnose") was introduced in 1950 as the "Chief's Special" (sometimes called the "Police Chiefs Special"). When Smith & Wesson adopted a model number only system seven years later, the revolvers' name was changed to Model 36. It is famous as being the first J-frame revolver in the S&W series (the earlier models were called "I-frames"). It is commonly used as a "belly gun", being stuffed in the pants waist, or as an officer's "Spare Rod", strapped to the ankle in a holster. It holds five rounds of .38 special.

Film

  • An unruly bus passenger in Speed


Television

Anime

  • In Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman, the character Ryu found a broken one in an antique store, and used it as the base for the laser gun he built for himself, which he dubbed a "Smith and Wesson-style Magna Blaster".
  • Used by Elroy, a hitman hired by Hotel Moscow in Black Lagoon


Smith & Wesson Model 38/49

Smith & Wesson Model 49 .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 38, aluminum-alloy-framed version of Model 49 - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 649, stainless variant of the Model 49 - .38 Special

The Smith & Wesson Model 38/49 "Bodyguard" is a Model 36 that has a "Camel Hump" hammer shroud used to prevent clothing snag, as the hammer is concealed in the shroud. The Smith & Wesson Bodyguard was unusual in that the alloy framed "Airweight" version was released first, as the Smith & Wesson Airweight Bodyguard, in 1955. In 1957 Smith & Wesson introduced a new model numbering system, with the Airweight Bodyguard becoming the Model 38. The steel-framed Bodyguard, the Model 49, was not introduced until 1959, unusual in that most Ariweights were preceded by their steel counterparts.

Film



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