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I recently received a S&W Model 60 38 special. It has serial No. R47082. Can you tell me year of manufacture and basic info. Thanks.

Expert's Assistant: The Gunsmith will know what to do. Please tell me everything you can so the Gunsmith can help you best.

It is stainless steel with wood grips. All I know.

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Not that I am aware of.

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Aside from the year, what other basic info were you looking for?

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approx. value if you can. Also what types of ammunition does it take. Any general info. I was looking at a serial no. list and I found only ones beginning with S and none with the R that this one starts with.

OK, well I can certainly help with that. Give me some time to do the research and I will return back when I have all your info.

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The information you provided was used to properly identify the information below. Here is the information you requested about your Firearm taken from www.bluebookofgunvalues.com....

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Manufacturer/Trademark – Smith & Wesson

Model/configuration – Model 60 .38 Spl. Chief's Special (.38 S&W Spl. cal., version of Chiefs Special, 2 or 3 in. standard or full lug barrel, first stainless steel revolver mfg. by S&W. Mfg. 1965-1996.

The full lug barrel option began in 1990 with limited mfg. It had been tested for +P ammo and features an adj. rear sight - 24 1/2 oz. There were 18 engineering changes to the base model in two calibers.

Serial number - R47082

Years of manufacture - 1969/70

Estimated Value Range –see below

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For your firearm, the following current values apply (from the Blue Book of Gun Values). Retail prices may be 20% higher. Percentages are based on the amount of original finish on the gun, and its operational ability..

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New in box/perfect --100% condition - $N/A

Mint condition --------98% condition - $500

Excellent condition -- 95% condition - $425

Very Good+ condition -- 90% condition- $375

Very Good condition ------ 80% condition - $250

Good+ condition ------------70% condition - $150

Good condition--------------60% condition - $125

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Subtract $25 for guns with a 2 in. barrel.

As noted above, your revolver fires .38 Special ammo.

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This Firearm appraisal is a value estimate on the appraised firearm for the date of the appraisal. The value quoted is a real world market value (also known as a private party value) and is the amount you should expect to pay for the firearm. This is not an appraisal for retail or wholesale purposes.The information and values in this appraisal are compiled from a variety of sources including the current editions of the Blue Book of Gun Values , my internal reference library, my network of Firearms experts across the United States, firearms auctions, and through various online sites.The values in this appraisal are based on recent sales of comparable and similar firearms taking into account the rarity, desirability, and overall original condition of the firearm. In the case that a comparable sale is not readily available, the value is based on a projected amount that the firearm would be expected to sell for.All information compiled in this firearm evaluation using the Blue Book of Gun Values online database and Photo Percentage Grading System is copyrighted 2018 by Blue Book Publications, Inc. and may not be used for any other purpose without written permission from the publisher. Any unauthorized usage of the Photo Percentage Grading System for the evaluation of firearms values and color photo percentage breakdown is also expressly forbidden by the publisher.

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