Smith & Wesson only used an Engineering Change Suffix on a special run of 3 inch revolvers in 1972, so standard production Sixties were not suffixed until 1988 with a yoke retention change. Apart from the absence of a frame pin for the barrel, then, this specimen is identical to the original model 60, introduced in 1965. From its R294000 range serial number, it was manufactured in late 1981, so the barrel change occurred well before the Lear Sigler takeover of 1984. Manufacturer, of course, was Smith & Wesson of Springfield, MA. Factory order number was 102302. Construction is entirely stainless steel, except for certain internal parts like springs. Type is traditional single and double action revolver, J frame with round butt grip frame. Barrel is 2 inch with integral serrated ramp front sight, and frame integral fixed notch rear sight. Chambering is 5 rounds of .38 Smith & Wesson Special caliber ammunition, and the model 60s were never rated for +P ammunition until after a decade of competition pressure from Taurus and Ruger. Ignition system is traditional hammer nose firing pin, and all Smith & Wessons have a transfer bar internal safety system. Hammer is serrated spur .240 width satin chrome; and trigger is matching finish .240 serrated face service. Grips are period correct factory Goncalo Magna type. Weight empty is 20 1/2 ounces, with center of gravity at the rear cylinder face. This specimen comes to us from its civilian domicile in Pennsylvania. Surface detractions are moderate, only inconspicuous tiny marks at places on the trigger guard and cylinder surface, with faint amounts of buffing. Note the two small mill marks visible on the butt edge of the grip frame. We rate this 60 as Very Good, 80 percent vicinity by our estimate; but photos ought to suffice for our distinguished shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. Double action trigger pull is tight but smooth and original, and the hammer travels an additional 3 to 5 degrees in all five positions after the cylinder times into place. On single action, the hammer travels fully 25 degrees on all five after the cylinder times, and the single action trigger pull measures a crisp original 3 3/4 pounds. Lateral play to the cylinder is minimal with the trigger relaxed, but negligible with the trigger fully depressed. Blast effect to the under side of the frame top strap directly above the barrel’s forcing cone is negligible, really indistinguishable from the mill marks on that surface, as the photos show. This revolver has not been fired with much, if any, +P ammunition. Cylinder face carbon deposits were minimal when we got it, this 60 has been carried more than it has been fired, like most Chief Specials are. Cylinder face to forcing cone gap is a tight .005. Bore, cylinder chambers, and mechanism are all bright and clean. This is an eminently serviceable and collectable, traditional model 60. We’re offering it for only $ 439.00. Not transferable to civilian residents of California or Massachusetts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> $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. We accept 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 8:00 – 5:00 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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