Smith and wesson model 60 dashes.


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MUSICALGUNNUT45
October 10, 2011, 12:39 PM
Can anyone give me a list of the smith and wesson model 60 dashes and the changes that came with each one.

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rcmodel
October 10, 2011, 01:03 PM
You do realize there are 18 of them?

That's a LOT of typing!!

I can highly recommend the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson book though.

rc

MUSICALGUNNUT45
October 10, 2011, 01:05 PM
You do realize there are 18 of them?

That's a LOT of typing!!

I can highly recommend the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson book though.

rc
I've seen people do more than 18 : )

I might have to check out that book, it would save me alot of time in the future.

Lucky Derby
October 10, 2011, 01:16 PM
Per Standard Catalog of S&W 3rd Edition: (yes some info seems contradictory.)

M60:1965 Introduction of first stainless steel revolver.
1968 delete diamond grips
M60-1:1972 3" Square butt, heavy barrel version.
1982: Delete pinned barrel
M60-2: 1987 2500 produced as 2" DAO for NYCPD. It is believed that all were returned to S&W and sold to the civilian market, most convered back to traditional DA/SA operation. Some were also rebarreled to 3"
M60-3: 1988 New yoke retention system
M60-4: 1990 Limited production of target model with full underlug.
M60-5: 1990 DAO produced for NYCPD
M60-6: 1989 LadySmith version
M60-7: 1990 Sight width increase to 1/8", and heat treat package
M60-8: 1990 New width sight and heat treat package for NYCPD guns.
1992: discontinue 3" barrel
1994: Rosewood laminate grips on LadySmith. Change extractor; introduce synthetic grips.
M60-9: 1996 Change to J Magnum frameand cylinder for all fixed sight 2" frames in .357 Magnum
1996: discontinue .38 Special
M60-10: 1996 Target version in .357 Magnum
M60-11: 1996 New frame design for .38 Special version
M60-12: 1996 New frame nose cut
M60-13: 1996 New frame for .38 Special Target Version
1997: .38 Special reintroduced
1999: .38 Special discontinued
M60-14: 2001 LadySmith with ILS
M60-15: 2001 3" Target with ILS
M60-16: 2001 .38 Special 2" fixed sight with ILS
M60-17: 2001 .38 Special 3" Target with ILS
M60-18: 2005 .357 Magnum 5" Target with ILS w/ 2 piece barrel.

MUSICALGUNNUT45
October 10, 2011, 01:35 PM
Per Standard Catalog of S&W 3rd Edition: (yes some info seems contradictory.)

M60:1965 Introduction of first stainless steel revolver.
1968 delete diamond grips
M60-1:1972 3" Square butt, heavy barrel version.
1982: Delete pinned barrel
M60-2: 1987 2500 produced as 2" DAO for NYCPD. It is believed that all were returned to S&W and sold to the civilian market, most convered back to traditional DA/SA operation. Some were also rebarreled to 3"
M60-3: 1988 New yoke retention system
M60-4: 1990 Limited production of target model with full underlug.
M60-5: 1990 DAO produced for NYCPD
M60-6: 1989 LadySmith version
M60-7: 1990 Sight width increase to 1/8", and heat treat package
M60-8: 1990 New width sight and heat treat package for NYCPD guns.
1992: discontinue 3" barrel
1994: Rosewood laminate grips on LadySmith. Change extractor; introduce synthetic grips.
M60-9: 1996 Change to J Magnum frameand cylinder for all fixed sight 2" frames in .357 Magnum
1996: discontinue .38 Special
M60-10: 1996 Target version in .357 Magnum
M60-11: 1996 New frame design for .38 Special version
M60-12: 1996 New frame nose cut
M60-13: 1996 New frame for .38 Special Target Version
1997: .38 Special reintroduced
1999: .38 Special discontinued
M60-14: 2001 LadySmith with ILS
M60-15: 2001 3" Target with ILS
M60-16: 2001 .38 Special 2" fixed sight with ILS
M60-17: 2001 .38 Special 3" Target with ILS
M60-18: 2005 .357 Magnum 5" Target with ILS w/ 2 piece barrel.
Thanks.

Oro
October 12, 2011, 02:38 AM
Also, keep in mind that because of space on the frame, the dash number was not stamped until the -10 variant or so. Just because there's "no dash" does NOT make it a "no dash" version on J-frames. This is unlike all the other frame sizes.

F-111 John
October 12, 2011, 10:42 AM
Just because there's "no dash" does NOT make it a "no dash" version on J-frames.
Thanks for that interesting tidbit. I have a Model 60 no dash that I submitted to the Smith DOB sticky, and it came back as manufactured in mid 1986. From the chart above, I assume that since it doesn't have a square butt and wasn't a NYCPD DAO, it's still a no dash?

250-3000
October 12, 2011, 09:23 PM
My SS 60-4 (3" barrel, adjustable sights, barrel underlug) is stamped.

Cocked & Locked
October 12, 2011, 11:44 PM
That list leaves at least one out (unless I overlooked it.) Don't forget the other variation of the 60-1 (plainly stamped as such)...1 7/8" barrel with adjustable sights...660 of them made for Ashland Distributors. :cool:

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6486409/371430715.jpg

slicksleeve
October 13, 2011, 12:56 AM
My model 60-2 is stamped, it also is stamped with NY-1 right above the 60-2 stamp.

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