I have for sale or trade a Smith & Wesson model 60 .38 special in stainless steel with a 2" barrel. This is an older model S&W .38, and in my opinion, the only model worth having. It's all stainless steel, not the polymer junk they are churning out nowadays. I believe the pistol to be made sometime in the mid-70s to early 80s. I have read online that is can take the +P loads but have never shot the pistol for myself so I can't verify this. It certainly seems solid enough to take them. I bought this to keep in the nightstand for my wife while I am on the road. We recently bought a Walther P22 with a XML tac light and she wants to use that as the "nightstand pistol" from now on. I have no use for the S&W since I already have a Colt Detective Special.
About the photos... I tried my best to capture all sides and angles. The flash gets annoying on the stainless steel and really exagerates the very slight polishing marks from cleaning. That is unavoidable with stainless pistols. A couple of places where the different parts of the metal frame come together appear to be a scratch but aren't (for instance, just in forward of the trigger/behind the cylinder in the first photo). Like I said, I have never shot the revolver. The guy I bought it from told me he shot about 100 rounds through it and it mostly sat in a pouch in his bureau unloaded. The guy had it engraved just in front of the trigger guard on the bottom of the pistol with his initials and an identifying number in case it ever got stolen. Silly really, since it looks like it can easily be polished out. I have indicated where it is engraved with the ball point pen in the photos. In addition to the factory checkered wood grips with silver medallions, I bought a pair of Hogue grips used at a gun show for the pistol. Put them on and took them right back off because they didn't give enough grip, even for my wife's small hands. They are boot grips, used for concealed carry, very low cut but really make the pistol a lot smaller overall. They will go with the pistol. They are pictured on the S&W box in the last photo (black grips). I can't find a speck of rust or pitting any place on this gun. There are the usual fine scratches from normal use, storage, cleaning, etc. so it is NOT a NIB gun but damn nice for a 30 year old revolver. The bore is very nice and it is evident that the pistol hasn't been shot much at all. I have seen these same models go for about $300-400 on gunbroker in worse shape. I guess they are becoming collectibles, but I don't know much about "collecting" guns as I usually put all of mine to use. If you're interested, shoot me an email and let me know. If not, I will be listing it on gunbroker, probably with a buy-it-now of $325 and see if it sells. If not I might just hang onto it... it won't take up much space in the safe. I would like to get enough to buy a Remington 870 HD model with 18" barrel. I think I can get one new for around $280 or so, so I need $275 for the pistol + shipping (FedEX overnight)
or trade for a new 870 HD. This is a very fair price, check gunbroker. OR TRADE FOR??? Let me know what ya got. I am in South Carolina.Click on the thumbnails for a larger pic...http://home.sc.rr.com/berserkr/sw60/tn_dsc00001_jpg.gif http://home.sc.rr.com/berserkr/sw60/tn_dsc00002_jpg.gif http://home.sc.rr.com/berserkr/sw60/tn_dsc00003_jpg.gif http://home.sc.rr.com/berserkr/sw60/tn_dsc00004_jpg.gif http://home.sc.rr.com/berserkr/sw60/tn_dsc00005_jpg.gif http://home.sc.rr.com/berserkr/sw60/tn_dsc00006_jpg.gif http://home.sc.rr.com/berserkr/sw60/tn_dsc00007_jpg.gif http://home.sc.rr.com/berserkr/sw60/tn_dsc00008_jpg.gif http://home.sc.rr.com/berserkr/sw60/tn_dsc00009_jpg.gif http://home.sc.rr.com/berserkr/sw60/tn_dsc00010_jpg.gif