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Smith & Wesson Model 61
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Type Semi-automatic pistol
Place of origin  USA
Production history
Manufacturer Smith & Wesson
Produced 1970-1973
Number built 65438
Specifications
Cartridge .22 Long Rifle
Caliber .22 Long Rifle
Action Recoil operated single-action
Feed system 5-round magazine[1]

The Smith & Wesson Model 61 (also known as the Smith & Wesson Escort or simply the Pocket Escort) is a subcompact semi-automatic pistol chambered in 22 long rifle and designed for self-defense that was made from 1970 to 1973.

Design[]

It was available in blued or nickel-plated finishes and black or white plastic grip panels.[1]

Model 61 engineering changes:

  • 61 (B1,001–B7,800; March 1970)[1]
  • 61-1 (B7,801–B9,850): Magazine safety (May 1970)[1]
    • 61-1 (B1–B500): Special group of pres. numbers (1970)[1]
  • 61-2 (B9,851–B40,000): Barrel nut added (September 1970)[1]
  • 61-3 (B40,001–B65,438): Aluminum frame (July 1971)[1]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Supica, Jim (2007). Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson. Gun Digest Books. p. 281. ISBN 978-0-89689-293-4. 

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