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matthew71
November 21, 2006, 10:41 PM
I just bought a 66-1 unfired from a gunstore for $499 otd.First, is this a decent deal and second,what do other owners think of this gun,just general impressions.Also, where can I find a set of the finger grooved grips I keep seeing,they look greeat on the 66.btw it is a2-1/2 in.I love snubs.:)

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pharmer
November 22, 2006, 05:10 PM
I have a 6" 66-1 that I bought new from a local shop in 1980. Paid $379 OTD then, so you got a smoking good deal in 2006 dollars. Joe

Ala Dan
November 22, 2006, 05:19 PM
I got a S&W 2.5" barrel 66-4 (NO LOCK) in LNIB condition, but doesn't have
the box and doc's with it for $225 OTD. Little interest is shown in this area
for these K-frame gems~!:uhoh: ;) :D

boneboy96
November 22, 2006, 07:35 PM
I've got a 66-3 w/ 2.5 inch barrel I bought years ago...in fact, I bought it to replace the model 19 w/ 2.5 inch barrel I sold to a co-worker for $275. Paid $375 OTD for the 66-3 and won't ever get rid of it. Now I also have a few snubbies from Taurus in 22 mag, 38 spl and 44 spl...nice guns for the lower cost but not a Smitty!

dfariswheel
November 22, 2006, 10:34 PM
matthew71:

There are two popular sources of finger groove grips:
Hogue: http://www.getgrip.com/

And Ahrends: http://ahrendsgripsusa.com/

matthew71
November 22, 2006, 10:47 PM
thanks for the links dfaris,i will check them out.

Confederate
November 23, 2006, 12:24 AM
I wish I could find one with a 4-inch barrel. I like the countersunk chambers and pinned barrel. Unfortunately, Smith had to cut off the bottom part of the forcing cone on these and this weakened it a bit and caused some cracking on some early models. If you shoot mostly 158-gr. JHPs and .38s you shouldn't have many problems (if you're going to shoot it).

I've got a Model 629-1 or -2 that I can't bring myself to shoot.

matthew71
November 23, 2006, 10:40 AM
I was not aware of this problem.It was my impression that the 66 was used by police,and as such, any wear problems would have surfaced long ago.If a problem occurs would smith and wesson repair the gun even though it is old,and i am not the origional owner?

enfield
November 23, 2006, 02:46 PM
Confederate:

Go to http://www.gunsamerica.com/ and you'll find a 4 inch M66. I signed up for a daily email from them on newly-posted S&W revolvers a week or so ago, and now I have a 4" M66-1 on the way to me from Pennsylvania.

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