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Old 06-30-2020, 01:45 PM
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Hi. Hoping you can help identify the year of manufacture for a Model 60, SN R269xxx, .38 Special, with a 2" barrel.
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R prefixes can be spotty. Probably mid to late 1980.
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Thank you for the quick response! That is helpful.
Is there way to get an exact date?
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Yes, you can obtain a letter of authenticity from the S & W Historical Foundation that will give the ship (sales) date, its official factory birthday.
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I have a model 60 R247xxx shipped June 1, 1980
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Thanks murphydog! I found the application for the letter on the S & W Historical Foundation. Seems very straight forward.
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Toyman - great info!
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