I have a 38 Chief’s Special Model 60 with wooden stock. SN on butt is AEE9416. On cylinder is 53339 C4 and a sideways S. I can’t find mfg date or any more. Help would be appreciated.
Model 60 was the first stainless gun S&W produced. They started production in late 60's. Although it's a exact config of a Chiefs Special I've always heard them referenced as "model 60". I bought one new in '70. Colt guys call grips "stocks" and Smith guys call stocks "grips". You can find a cyl release on ebay.
What lifetime warranty? As far as I can tell, they don't have one. They may send you a thumbpiece out of customer service but if something big breaks, they won't work on it. Also you need a barrel nut for the thumbpiece.Yes, I do. I was told S&W will probably send me one based on their lifetime warranty.