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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May 4, 2009, 10:44 PM
RSR is a distributor, like Davidson's who have 5 distribution points around the nation. One of the largest going.
May 4, 2009, 10:45 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.
May 4, 2009, 11:04 PM
Thank you both for your replies and info.
May 5, 2009, 10:07 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.
May 5, 2009, 09:21 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.
May 6, 2009, 04:45 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, 05:23 AM
I'd really like to see a photo of this Model 66 if you have one handy. If not, no worries!