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Smith and wesson model 60 dashes.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MUSICALGUNNUT45, Oct 10, 2011.

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  1. MUSICALGUNNUT45

    MUSICALGUNNUT45 Member

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    Can anyone give me a list of the smith and wesson model 60 dashes and the changes that came with each one.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
  3. MUSICALGUNNUT45

    MUSICALGUNNUT45 Member

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    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.
     
  4. Lucky Derby

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    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.
     
  5. MUSICALGUNNUT45

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    Thanks.
     
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    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.
     
  7. F-111 John

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    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?
     
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    My SS 60-4 (3" barrel, adjustable sights, barrel underlug) is stamped.
     
  9. Cocked & Locked

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    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:

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  10. slicksleeve

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    My model 60-2 is stamped, it also is stamped with NY-1 right above the 60-2 stamp.
     
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