SOLD FOR: $1025
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 60-18, The .38 Chiefs Special Stainless, No. 162440
Serial Number: CJR4717
Year of Manufacture: 2005-2010
Caliber: .38 Special
Action Type: 5-Shot, Double Action / Single Action, Swing-Out, Fluted Cylinder Revolver
Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the left is marked “S&W .357 MAGNUM”. The left side of the frame has S&W’s monogram logo, the right has the four-line Marcas Registradas. The sides of the grip frame and the crane have inspection marks. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The butt is marked with the serial number. The yoke and sides of the grip frame are marked with inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 5” Two-Piece Barrel
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade with an orange insert, it is pinned to a ramp integral to the rib. The rear sight is a square notched leaf in a micrometer click adjustable base screwed to the topstrap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth wood combat grips. There are a couple faint handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the Electro Chemically Machined rifling is strong. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some draglines and little swirls from use and storage. There are a couple faint marks on the cylinder. The cylinder has a turn-line. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear and easily read. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder has almost no play on each chamber with the trigger depressed. The double action trigger is smooth, the single action is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The S&W model 60 is a popular little revolver for backup and ankle carry and was the first stainless revolver Smith & Wesson ever put into production. This revolver was manufactured in so many variations that the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson’s description is on 4 pages. Variations from of barrel lenghts, magnum chamberings, target sights, +p, stainless, lady smith…the list goes on. There were a lot of special orders for police departments, with special serial numbers as well. This one is an interesting model, it is chambered for .357 maganum, has target sights and a two-piece construction 5” barrel. These are not all that common and will certainly make a fun addition to your S&W collection. Please see our photos and good luck!