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    Question for the S&W guru's

    Can any one help me out with a production date range for a Model 60, serial number R992xx? The seller thinks it is a mid-70's production, but is not certain.

    I don't know enough about them to be sure. The seller is asking $400 and it is about the best looking vintage snubbie I have seen in person. My guess is that it is 85-90%.

    Any information is greatly appreciated.
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    I know this isn't a direct answer, but the guys over on the S&W Forum could answer this for you in about 2 seconds.
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    It's probably made toward the end of 1973.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoPackman View Post
    I know this isn't a direct answer, but the guys over on the S&W Forum could answer this for you in about 2 seconds.
    First thing I thought of, but I didn't want to join another forum to ask one question. Especially with the wealth of knowledge around here.


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    Thank you. I knew one of you wheelie-types would know.
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    I ain't so smart. I have the book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    I ain't so smart. I have the book.
    I was counting on someone having a copy handy. :)

    The deal is done and I should have some pictures tonight or tomorrow.
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    Here's looking forward to seeing it. Great revolver! Good compact size. Corrosion resistant stainless steel. Just enough weight to be relatively pleasant to shoot in practice. The hammer spur gives choices, single-action or double action. I like choices. In fact I like your new acquisition much better than I do the Model 642 that hangs around here.

    The Model 60 was just coming down off of the extreme demands for it in Vietnam. From what I've read and heard, they were a premium piece of non-regulation kit.
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