Ever heard of RSR?


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popeye
May 4, 2009, 09:01 PM
I bought a Smith 66 3" at show Sunday. The gun is bead blasted and Dynaported. Trigger is excellent. I got around to looking it up in my S and N book and the gun was listed as a factory issue "Manufactured for RSR in 1996". I thought the finish and porting were done by somebody as custom work. To be honest I'm not wild about the finish. What the heck is RSR?

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calaverasslim
May 4, 2009, 09:44 PM
RSR is a distributor, like Davidson's who have 5 distribution points around the nation. One of the largest going.

GRIZ22
May 4, 2009, 09:45 PM
RSR is a wholesale gun distributor. Your gun was made for them same as S&W makes up specials for other distributors like Lew Horton.

popeye
May 4, 2009, 10:04 PM
Thank you both for your replies and info.

Jim

Thaddeus Jones
May 5, 2009, 09:07 AM
Congrats on your 3" 66. The finish can be polished off with Flitz or Mothers Mag polish and a Scotchbrite pad. You could also send it back to S&W for refinishing.

Those 3" 66 from the RSR orders are scarce, and bring quite a bit of money on the auction boards.

Enjoy yours!

popeye
May 5, 2009, 08:21 PM
I bought this on the spur of the moment. From what I can tell it should have had Combat style grips on it. Those have been removed by a previous owner. I may just leave it alone and see if it's worth keeping.

ArchAngelCD
May 6, 2009, 03:45 AM
Here is the link for the RSR Group (http://www.rsrgroup.com/index.php) site. Like the others have said, they are very big...

Kind of Blued
May 6, 2009, 04:23 AM
I'd really like to see a photo of this Model 66 if you have one handy. If not, no worries!

popeye
May 6, 2009, 07:21 AM
Here tis. Thanks for RSR link.

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z49/bignugly77/HPIM0141.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z49/bignugly77/HPIM0142.jpg

popeye
May 6, 2009, 11:13 PM
I bought a mod 67 today, it's more my speed. I'll try n sell the 66 at the next show.

http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z49/bignugly77/HPIM0146.jpg
http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z49/bignugly77/HPIM0149.jpg

trickyasafox
May 8, 2009, 01:25 PM
RSR are the big guys here in upstate NY. I don't know a gun dealer that doesn't deal regularly with them.

ArchAngelCD
May 9, 2009, 12:48 AM
Not just in NY, all the dealers I know in PA also deal with them. (and others of course)

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