Rohm Model 66 .22 Mag SA Revolver


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rc135
November 7, 2006, 03:30 PM
Just purchased one of these SA revolvers for $125. It looks to be in pretty good shape.

Any comments on it? I plan to use it for fun - target shooting and filed plinking, mostly.

I will fire it for the first time tomorrow with some friends (have already taken it apart to check it out, and then cleaned it). I like the looks of it -- except for the cheap plastic grips.

Are there any other grips out there in wood or rubber that'll fit the Rohm Model 66??

Thanks in advance for your comments.

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pharmer
November 7, 2006, 04:11 PM
Good gun to learn about guns. Good luck. Joe

Jim K
November 7, 2006, 04:41 PM
If the gun works and continues to do so, have fun. Unfortunately, the Rohm company produced some guns that were, to be nice, not of high quality, like the RG-10.

There is no support for the gun. I think the company is still in business, but has stopped making those guns and there is no U.S. importer for parts or repairs.

Shoot it until it quits, but don't waste money trying to fix it when it does.

Jim

Confederate
November 7, 2006, 10:28 PM
When I was in school, I bought an RG single action. It had plastic grips and was chrome plated. I now wish I'd bought two and saved both of 'em. I paid $64 for it and the Ruger Standard Auto (blue) was $92. Naturally it was the better gun, but I shot the RG because it was easy to clean, whereas the Ruger was a bear and a half to clean.

There was something about that junk gun I liked. Never had to worry about losing it or breaking it. It was more fun to shoot than the Ruger.

For big bore shooting, the retailer wouldn't let me buy an RG, but wisely steered me to a stainless steel Security-Six which had just been tested by gun hack Claire Reese and came with some nice Herrett stocks. Got it for the same price as a NEW Security-Six with crummy grips.

I sold that gun in favor of the "Heavy Barrel" model, but that was a waste. Not much difference between the two.

kjeff50cal
November 7, 2006, 11:09 PM
A RG 66 convertable (.22LR/.22Mag) was my "first" handgun was bought for me by my mom when I was 14. I took my first handgun game with it, a bushytail that was probally more surprised I hit him than I. Practiced in the garage with a home made bullet trap and CCI CB caps. It was stolen 4 years later in a break-in:fire: .

The Heritage Rough Rider is the progeny of the Model 66.

rc135
November 10, 2006, 05:01 PM
Much obliged for the comments. I've since shot it and it was great! I may have bought one of the 'good' ones - the bore is immaculate, the frame/cylinder look like they haven't been fired much at all, and it shoots well.

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