Here is the State-of-the-Art, Fourteenth Engineering Change variant of the Chief's Special Stainless that was originally introduced in 1965. This one has, as the photos show, Smith & Wesson's internal lock. Barrel length is 2 1/8 inch full lug, up from the original old 1 7/8 inch. Weight empty is 22.5 oz, up from the original 19 oz for the older .38 Special variants, a change that came about in 1996 with the introduction of the J Magnum frame. The Model 60 classifies as a traditional double action revolver; that is, it can fire simply by a long trigger pull in double action from a resting position hammer, or by cocking the hammer and firing single action. All Smith & Wesson revolvers, of course, have internal transfer bar safeties that prevent the hammer from moving the firing pin forward except when the trigger is pulled all the way. The 60-14 has MIM, Metal-injected-molded trigger and hammer. It operates with a floating firing pin instead of the older hammer nose type firing pin. This specimen comes from its exclusive civilian owner in Illinois. It is in its original box with all its papers, cable lock, and keys to its internal lock. Grips are Hogue Replacement Finger Groove Combat type. Surface detractions are minimal, faint cylinder rotation marking; and only faint edge whitening on the sight, and similar tiny places on the case colored MIM trigger and hammer. We rate it as Excellent, perhaps Near Mint in Box, but photos ought to suffice for our distinguished shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. It is excellent mechanically; bore, cylinder chambers, and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent. Double action trigger pull is still tight but smooth, and the hammer travels an additional 10 degrees after the cylinder times in all five positions on double action. On single action, the hammer travels fully 35 to 40 degrees after the cylinder times, and the single action trigger pull measures a crisp, original 3 pounds. Blast effect to the under side of the frame top strap directly above the barrel’s forcing cone is negligible, only a faint etchy streak that traverses a little over half the width of the top strap. This revolver has been fired fewer than 50 times since its factory test firing on December 5, 2011. Replacement price on these is a bit more than they were in 1980 and 1981. Back then, the .38 Specials sold for $500 - $600 apiece new. We're offering this like new S&W .357 Magnum, S&W Product Code #162420, in the photos for only $ 569.00. Transferable to eligible civilians in all jurisdictions of these United States. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> $15 lower 48; $40 Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority, insured with Delivery Confirmation. Don’t let your buddies use your account, that kind of thing smells like felony level straw purchase attempt. NO AMEX NO PAYPAL. GA Pay / MC/Visa/Discover/USPS MO paid orders shipped ASAP. 7 day hold on checks. FFL ok by fax, e-mail or mail, please ask your dealer to put your name and Gun Brand on there. 7 day money back on used, no return on New Items, layaway, or ammo. We do not pay transfer fees or return shipping. Lay-away 20% down, balance in 90 days. Phone hours 8:30 – 4:30 CST Mon - Fri CST. Local pickup OK. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We Buy, Sell, or Trade. We always have, since 1952
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