Engraved Smith & Wesson S&W Model 60-3 .38 S&W Special 1.75” Revolver

SOLD FOR: $1,385

WOA#: WY240213MC015

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 60-3

Serial Number: BDD1270

Year of Manufacture: Post 1988, Pre 1990.

Caliber: .38 S&W Special

Action Type: Double Action / Single action, 5-Shot Swing Out Cylinder, with ejector.

Markings: The frame and cylinder are heavily engraved. The right side of the barrel is marked “.38 S&W SPL.”.  The Left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”.  The right side of the frame is marked with a Marcas Registradas.  The left side of the frame has a S&W Monogram.  Both grips have S&W medallions. The yoke cut is marked “MOD. 60-3”.  The crane is marked “242”. The square butt is marked “BDD1270”.

Barrel Length: 1.75″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a low-profile serrated ramped blade that is integral to the barrel rib. The rear sight is a square notch at the rear of a “U” channel machined into the top of the frame.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The grips are 2 piece smooth wood with S&W medallions at their tops. The grip screw is slightly tool marked. There are a few scattered extremely light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, these grips are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless Steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition:  This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are some draglines on the butt from use and storage. There are a few faint scuffs on the front sight. The cylinder also has a barely visible turn line. The screwheads and checkering are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in Very Good to Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action is smooth. The cylinder locks up with minimal side-to-side movement. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol includes a Smith & Wesson Box and warranty card.

Our Assessment:The Smith & Wesson Model 60-3 with a 1.75″ barrel is a compact and reliable revolver designed for personal defense and concealed carry purposes. As part of the renowned Model 60 series, it embodies the reliability, durability, and simplicity of operation that Smith & Wesson revolvers are known for. Built on the J-frame platform, the Model 60-3 features a stainless steel construction, ensuring both durability and resistance to corrosion. Its compact size, with a 1.75″ barrel, contributes to its ease of concealment and maneuverability, making it an ideal choice for carrying discreetly. Chambered in .38 Special, a cartridge favored for its manageable recoil and effectiveness at close range, the Model 60-3 offers reliable performance in self-defense situations. Equipped with fixed sights, including a front ramp sight and a rear notch sight, the Model 60-3 offers a simple and reliable sight picture for quick target acquisition in close-quarters scenarios. Its 5-round cylinder capacity provides sufficient firepower for most self-defense encounters.The compact size and lightweight construction of the Model 60-3 make it well-suited for concealed carry, allowing for comfortable and discreet carry options such as inside-the-waistband, pocket, or ankle holsters. Its reliability and ease of operation make it a popular choice among individuals seeking a dependable revolver for everyday carry purposes. Overall, the Smith & Wesson Model 60-3 with a 1.75″ barrel combines compactness, reliability, and ease of use to offer shooters a practical and effective option for personal defense and concealed carry applications. This example with its unique engraving also makes this model 60 a standout showpiece. Sure to turn heads in any revolver collection. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Engraved Smith & Wesson S&W Model 60-3 .38 S&W Special 1.75” Revolver
Engraved Smith & Wesson S&W Model 60-3 .38 S&W Special 1.75” Revolver