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I recently picked up an '89 Model 60-3 Lady Smith. The SCSW 4th offers nice blurbs about these and their blued brothers. As I scanned the l-o-n-g list of "Specials and variations" and "Engineering and production changes" for the Models 36 and 60 I learned there were more than a few new releases in 1989. For example there were Model 36-6s in a 3" Target version and a Double Action Only Model 36-2 with a bobbed hammer that came in 2" and 3" versions.

I seemed to recall seeing "Model of 1989" stamped on select N-frames through the years, too, so I searched the forum for clues as to why 1989 was so special at the factory. I came up with no more than a few "flavor of the month (or week)" and "kid in a candy store at the lgs" types of references to the year but no references as to why.

I was in the middle of a four-year-long overseas tour at the time so I missed it.

Can anyone offer anything to explain what was going on at the company that year?

Thanks in advance for any small tidbits.

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Bob

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True, it seems like a lot of good limited runs in 1989...like the 638(no dash) and 637(no dash), only about 500 of each. Aluminum frames / clear anodized.




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Great backdrop of leather and wood for those two beauties. Nice drink holder, too!
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Great backdrop of leather and wood for those two beauties. Nice drink holder, too!


Thanks. I take a lot of pictures on that foot stool . Take a lot for that forum too. I am "Prosecutor" over there.


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Just good marketing that year? I dunno, and while I like my 625, I would have prefered they left off the reference on the bbl".
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It was the company's 50th anniversary.
The company has been around since the mid-1800's.

....something tells me that you knew that.

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Yep. Changed it.
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I've wondered this myself. Models 625, 25-7, 627, etc.


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