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When was my SW .357 made??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by johnica, Dec 28, 2006.

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  1. johnica

    johnica Member

    Oct 11, 2006
    Mpls MN
    I bought a used Smith model 60 in a 3" last night for $375, and with the help of the 'Buying a used revolver' thread determined that it is in prestine condition.
    I am wondering when it was made because it doesn't have a lock on it.
    Serial CBC88**
    On the bottom of the handle there are also some numbers-21596 do those apply to anything?
  2. .41Dave

    .41Dave Member

    Feb 24, 2005
    According to the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson 2nd Edition, your model 60 was made in 1996. The other numbers are probably assembly numbers that only had meaning at the factory while the gun was being assembled.
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