Older model J-frame help

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    Older model J-frame help

    I purchased an older model J-frame today. Stainless steel, exposed hammer, 1 7/8" bbl, no Clinton lock, perfect condition. The barrel is marked 38 S&W SPL, the number in the yoke is 60-12, serial # ccp9xxx. the cylinder yoke is marked 330. I paid a litle over $200.00, and plan to keep it in the truck most of the time, as I don't like leaving my Colt New Agent in there.
    Can anyone tell me an approx date of manufacture?
    Thanks Rex
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    According to Std Cat of S&W 3rd Ed it is not old at all 1998. Good find on the nice model 60-12. We of course need pictures.

    I have a 1968 Model 60 no dash now that is an old one.



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    Very Nice 60...wow,very nice!

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    I have a 79-80 vintage S&W model 60 (.38 Special) with the "R"
    serial prefix. Picked it up, slightly used for $249.95 back in Oct.
    of '98~! Its one I can't (and won't~!) part with.

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    Good Price!

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    More Show And Tell

    My 1966 Model 60.



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    Trivia point here .. The mod 60 was in fact the first all stainless pistol mass produced and sold to the public .

    Smith looked at doing stainless autoloaders around the same time but it took some years since with the technology, metallurgy and knowledge of the time no one could overcome the galling problem that autos incurred when the slide operated .
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    Very nice.

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