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    Cool S&W Model 60....

    This week I was fortunate enough to come across a Model 60 at a really really good price and had to take advantage of it.

    The serial number makes it a 1983 which should be a 60-1 but the frame has Mod 60. S&W does make some minor errors at times like that.

    There was only one burn mark on the front of one cylinder and the inspection stickers were still on the left grip panel.

    The owner had passed away and his wife knew nothing of the guns history. No box or papers came with the gun (why people get rid of the factory boxes the guns come in is beyond me).

    So another nice S&W finds a good home where she will be cared for and taken out to dance on a regular basis.

    Since there is some question about her past I have named her "Shady Lady".

    Image 1.jpg Inspection stickers on grip.
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    Image.jpg "Shady Lady"
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    Rosewood Eagle Secret Service grips on order.

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    That's a classic! If I ever run across a good deal on one I will def pick it up.
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    Yep. A classic and a great little toter for a pocket in the summertime. It's interesting that it fell in the middle of the model revision and was marked as it was.
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    Sweet looking little snubbie, love the classic S&Ws.
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    You do like to show off, don't you? Nice...
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    Sounds like 'Shady Lady' crossed paths with 'Lady Luck'...congrats!
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    Cool

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    You do like to show off, don't you? Nice...
    Even you would have grabbed it up at the price I got it for.

    It would be a perfect BUG for your S&W autos.

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    Even you would have grabbed it up at the price I got it for.
    You got lucky again OS. Good on ya. I always seem to wind up paying too much. I wonder why that is.
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    Do you mind if I ask how much you paid?
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    Wmhawth, believe me I have paid to much in the past for guns and sold them at a loss.

    Sometimes I just had to have it at the time and didn't think straight.

    Rollo, I paid $325. I am comfortable with this and have no intention of ever selling it.

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    Found one several years ago...

    I found a model 60-3 similar to yours a couple of years ago and bought it for $500. It was unfired and in the original box, being sold by a retired LEO who had bought it from a dealer going out of business. I have kept it unfired, since I have other J frames which I shoot. It is a beautiful little gun. Congratulations on your acquisition.

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    Wow - what a great find! You're going to love those grips, BTW.

    P.S. - I have a closet shelf stacked to the ceiling with about 15 OEM gun boxes. The long gun cases tale up too much room, but I've hung onto the box and paperwork for each new handgun I ever bought. Considering I have yet to sell or trade any gun I ever acquired, this might just be a waste of space!
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    Gotta love a vintage J with wooden stocks..!

    Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Wow - what a great find! You're going to love those grips, BTW.

    P.S. - I have a closet shelf stacked to the ceiling with about 15 OEM gun boxes. The long gun cases tale up too much room, but I've hung onto the box and paperwork for each new handgun I ever bought. Considering I have yet to sell or trade any gun I ever acquired, this might just be a waste of space!
    I know when buying older model S&W's the box adds 10-15% onto the price in my area. More on some of the rare models.

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    Here is a little Lady 60-14 that I picked up last month at my local for $400. Not sure what age she is. Not too old I don't think. Had to have her worked on but she now is 100%.


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