The Smith & Wesson Model 60 is a "J-Frame" based 5-shot revolver, which is the stainless steel version of the Smith & Wesson Model 36. Though the Smith & Wesson Model 36 had nickel plated versions, only the stainless steel version is officially the Model 60. In early production, the Model 60 was chambered in .38 special only just like the Model 36. Later production models upgraded the gun, lengthened the ejector rod shroud and chambered the revolver for both .38 Special and .357 Magnum. It started production in 1965 and a variant is still in production to this day. Smith & Wesson also offered a Model 60LS "LadySmith" version in .38 special only. The Model 60 is noteworthy in that it was the first all stainless steel revolver in standard full time production. It is available in 2.125", 3" or 5" barrel lengths.