Dating smith and wesson model 60

dating smith and wesson model 60

How old is my Smith and Wesson Model 60?

Your Model 60 dates to about 1980-1981. The serial number ranges dont go any further and to get an exact date you would have to pay Roy Jinks $50 for a history letter. If you want a S&W M17 you should go to the Smith & Wesson Forum (www.smith-wessonforum.com) and look through those classifieds.

How old is my Model 60?

Your Model 60 dates to about 1980-1981. The serial number ranges dont go any further and to get an exact date you would have to pay Roy Jinks $50 for a history letter.

Why is the Smith and Smith Model 60 so popular?

In the intervening years, the Model 60’s popularity has kept pace with Smith’s larger and (especially) smaller revolvers. Any why not? The Model 60’s design is simple, balanced and elegant.

How to identify a Model 60 ss J frame revolver?

It may just be Model 60, or Model 60-something (-1, -2, etc). That number would be helpful. The serial number is displayed on the bottom of the grip frame. If this is a Model 60 SS J Frame revolver, the serial number should begin with an R. These guns began production in 1969 with the R serial numbers.

When did the Smith and Wesson Model 60 come out?

According to the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, the Model 60 was first produced in 1965 and shared serial number with the other Chiefs Special models starting at about serial number 401754.

How old is my Model 60?

Your Model 60 dates to about 1980-1981. The serial number ranges dont go any further and to get an exact date you would have to pay Roy Jinks $50 for a history letter.

How do I find the manufacture date of my Smith and Wesson?

Look up the pistols full serial number -- including all letters and numbers -- in the back section of the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson book. These listings inform you of the pistols date of manufacture, based on the serial number. Items you will need Smith and Wesson pistol

What was the first year of the iwi Model 60?

I had model 60 with a 2 barrel. Sold it recently for $400. It was a good carry gun. Per the SCSW, the first year of production for the model 60 was 1965, the R serial number series for the model 60 started in 1969, and s/n R1152xx shipped in 1974-75.

How to tell what year my SS J frame revolver is?

If this is a Model 60 SS J Frame revolver, the serial number should begin with an R. These guns began production in 1969 with the R serial numbers. IF the 839XX is part of the serial number (following the R and stamped on the grip frame butt), the revolver would have been made in 1970 to 1973. Is the barrel pinned?

How old is this SS J frame revolver 839xx?

If this is a Model 60 SS J Frame revolver, the serial number should begin with an R. These guns began production in 1969 with the R serial numbers. IF the 839XX is part of the serial number (following the R and stamped on the grip frame butt), the revolver would have been made in 1970 to 1973.

When did Smith and Wesson J frame revolvers come out?

Smith & Wesson J-Frame Revolvers. Stainless variants of both were inevitable when S&W developed the manufacturing process for the Model 60; the Model 40 begat the 640 in 1990, and the Model 49 generated the 649 in 1985.

How do I find the model number on a Model 60?

If there is no model number there, get the correct serial number off the grip frame (on the bottom of the frame!). There were a few stainless Model 60s built beginning in 1965 before the R was added to the serial numbering system for these revolvers. Give us a bit more info, please, and maybe even a picture?

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