S&W Model 60 Chief's Special Dating?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Vikingdad, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    My dad who recently passed away left behind a S&W Model 60 Chief's Special and I am wondering how to determine when it was made. Any thoughts?
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Swing the crane out and PM me the FULL S/N.

    Is it a 38 spl or a 357 Mag?

    What is the barrel length.

    What is the finish?
     
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  3. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    I don't have it with me, but it is stainless steel, I think it is 1.750" and .38 Special. Mom has the receipt, dad bought it used in 1987. Best I can figure it is early '70's. I'll PM you the #.
     
  4. phildenton

    phildenton New Member

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    Those model 60's are amazing, I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  5. BlackWidow

    BlackWidow New Member

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    The Model 60 was the first regular production stainless steel gun. The original 60-ND (no-dash) was built for more than a decade, so there are a lot of them out there. There was a long waiting list for them for the first few years, and they continue to sell in several configurations today. The Model 60 continues to be one of the best SA/DA small steel revolvers available.
     
  6. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    Is the Model 60 the stainless version of the Model 36? I have a chromed 36 from the 50's.
     
  7. 1911user

    1911user New Member

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    I have a 37 and its nickle. Nice gun