My new J-frame

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    My new J-frame

    I picked up a used (1998) S&W 60-9, 2 1/8", pre-lock in excellent condition (actually, new condition) with original box, all paperwork and the original Master lock still wrapped up and sealed.The former owner is a good friend of mine from the gun club that we both belong to. He put 3 boxes of ammo through it when new, carried it for a while and then put it away. He and his wife both recently joined the same CCW/CPL "practice" class that I am in and she put another three boxes of target ammo through it. She decided that it doesn't work for her and asked if I would be interested in buying it. How much?, I ask. They thought about it and came up with $400 for the gun, a brand new Galco Fletch holster, brand new Galco Yaqui holster, two brand new HKS speed loaders, snap caps and a box and a half of 38's.

    Yep, livinn' right pays off again.
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    Sounds like a great deal. Congratulations.

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    Sounds like a heckuvadeal to me. You lucked up!!! Congrats on the new wheel gun. So are you going to shoot it much, carry it any, or keep it pristine? Sounds too nice to be an EDC. I tend to buy old beater guns that I can carry and shoot that have lots of carry wear and character.
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    Yep, a beautiful gun. My second 60 actually. I bought a "lock" model 60-15 two years ago, a 3" gun. Great gun too, but I couldn't get past that ugly hole in the side. I know that you can get that "fixed", but I tend to leave carry guns stock. And yes, I plan on carrying it, either myself or my wife will. I recently had her practicing with the 3" 60 and she really liked it. I only have a few guns that see little use, they tend to be aging towards the collectible point, but I still shoot them too.
    This new 60 is a thing of beauty. As much as I said I tend to leave my guns stock, I am considering a new, factory bobbed hammer. I was really looking for a pre-lock 640 when this gun came available. If you couldn't tell, I only deal in STEEL guns...none of that light metal stuff for me. Even my 380 is stainless, a Sig P232.
    Weight? I don't care 'bout no stinkin' weight. (At least not in these little guns).
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    Congrats on the great deal.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    Sounds very good! Congrats and do not forget to post pics.
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    The Model 60 is a classic Smith and sounds like you got a great deal. Enjoy shooting it and carrying it.
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    I would rather buy an older S&W revolver like your gun that is in outstanding condition, than any of the recent Smith & Wesson revolver production this past decade. So I think that you made a very smart move here.

    There is a similar Model 60 for sale on gunbroker.com right now. However, they want $600 for the gun! So you definitely got a very good deal!

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=212641056






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    Sweet deal on a fine example of S&W craftsmanship. Enjoy.
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    I bought a Smith 640 a good 12 years before carry was legal here. I think the bit of a buff my holster has put on it makes it a better looking gun every day.
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    Pictures of new family member here!

    Here is my new J...along with it's adoptive siblings and accessories.

    The new one is at the bottom.





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    $600 is the asking price around here for a pre lock 60. Glad I got mine LONG ago.

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    Nice grab!! Enjoy it. I know I would. :)

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    nice gun and you got a good deal.
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