Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-23-2010, 12:25 AM
Ghostrider70 Ghostrider70 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Model No. 60 Chief's special Stainless price help?

I recently aquired this gun from my grandfather who passed away a few weeks ago. I am yet to put it in my name (anyone know the procedure for all that?) But I am wondering what this gun is worth. I believe it has never been shot and I know that somewhere I have the original grips and I have the original box and paperwork that came with the gun. Any idea on the value of this? Thanks for the help in advance.

Last edited by s&wchad; 11-23-2010 at 09:53 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 09:23 AM
Retired LTC, USAR's Avatar
Retired LTC, USAR Retired LTC, USAR is offline
US Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 1,150
Likes: 54
Liked 431 Times in 155 Posts

Welcome to the forum.

Since ther is no national registration, you do not have to "put it in your name".

From what I have seen on this board, and I am sure others more knowledgeable than me add their comments, it is worth at least $500, espically since you have the box and papers to go with it.

If I were in your situation, I believe that I would keep this fine weapon.

If you take the rubber grips off and post the serial number, someone here will be able to tell you the date of manufacture. The serial number should be on the label on the end of the box. Is this a Model 60, or is there a dash after the 60 followed by another number? This should also be on the box label.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 09:48 AM
jpwhel jpwhel is offline
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 663
Likes: 7
Liked 20 Times in 17 Posts

You will get responses pro and con about selling a gun that you inherited from your grandfather. I am normally against selling any firearm that has been passed down from a family member. I have many guns and several I have inherited from my father and f-i-l, they will be the last guns that I ever get rid of and most likely will be passed down to my grandkids.

As for transferring the gun into your name, depends on your state and local laws, there is no national registry. In the states I am familiar with there is no requirement.

As for value the Mod 60 should be worth at least $500. If you do decide to sell it, place an ad in the Classifieds in this forum and give the members here a chance to buy it. There are many here that would love to own your grandfathers Mod 60.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 09:52 AM
s&wchad's Avatar
s&wchad s&wchad is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Great Lakes State
Posts: 15,086
Likes: 1,674
Liked 3,277 Times in 1,028 Posts

A number of States do have handgun registration or reporting requirements and they generally have a time limit, so it's a real good idea to check your State Police web site or phone your local PD to determine what you need to do to be legal.

The barrel pin was dropped in the early 1980's and Bangor Punta markings ended sometime in the mid-1980's, so your gun should fall somewhere in between (if the box and paper are correct).
"I also cook."
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 10:33 AM
Ghostrider70 Ghostrider70 is offline
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts

I knew I came to the right place! Thanks alot guys! My grandfather left me several guns, this being just one. Any idea on the value of a Colt Mustang MKIV series 80 in .380 Auto Caliber?
Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2010, 10:56 AM
Mr Pokeyman's Avatar
Mr Pokeyman Mr Pokeyman is offline
US Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Penna
Posts: 515
Likes: 788
Liked 347 Times in 161 Posts

Very nice gun. I have one like it that I bought in the early 70's and I had to order it and wait about 6 months. Its' not the most comfortable gun to shoot but with those rubber grips it probably helps. I just wanted to say that in Penna there is an exception to the handgun transfer requirement in that a transfer is not required between father and son or grandson etc., or between LEO's. I discovered that when I tried to transfer a gun to one of my sons at a gunstore. I don't know if that applies in other states or not. You can look up your state laws on the internet.
He's got a gun!
Reply With Quote

380, colt, model 60, punta

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Model 36 Chief's Special Phoenix Farmer S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 7 12-14-2010 07:17 PM
Pre-Model 36 .38 Chief's Special roymack GUNS - For Sale or Trade 6 11-12-2009 10:21 PM
WTS: S&W Model 36 Classic Chief Special BT100 GUNS - For Sale or Trade 1 09-06-2009 06:32 PM
FS: S&W Model 60-10 Chief's Special Target gumby40 GUNS - For Sale or Trade 8 08-23-2009 05:08 PM
model 36 chief special snubby CATAHOULAPLOTT S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 4 11-14-2008 05:28 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3 tested by Norton Internet Security tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:01 PM.

S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015 is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)