VA State Police S&W 66


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hardworker
July 18, 2010, 09:29 PM
I have a Virginia State Police 50 year commemorative S&W model 66-1. It's a low serial number made in 1982. I am curious as to whether this gun is worth anything. It hasn't been shot. Would shooting it hurt the value or am I just better off holding on to it without shooting it?

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Apex29
July 18, 2010, 09:56 PM
Commemoratives generally don't have any value other than the gun itself. It's a 66-1 which, unless it's a transitional model, has a pinned barrel and recessed chambers.

Personally, I'd shoot it till it begs for mercy.

jl1966
July 19, 2010, 04:23 AM
I live in Virginia, and those guns will bring a little extra around here, but I doubt if that would be true elsewhere. Sounds like a cool piece though.

hardworker
July 19, 2010, 08:27 AM
I got it from my granddad who was a Virginia State Trooper. It looks too cool to just sit in the box and take up space. It's tempting

hiram2005
July 20, 2010, 01:31 AM
I would shoot it. It's not going to hurt it. Keep it clean after you shoot and basically take care of it, don't abuse it. The way the older Smiths are going up in price, I don't think you will lose any value on that one.

Plus coming from your grandad, you'll probably never sell it, so enjoy it man!

easyrider6042004@yahoo.ca
July 20, 2010, 01:37 AM
Shoot it. I wouldn't shoot 125 grain 357 magnums, though, as I wouldn't want any topstrap flamecutting if it were my 66-1. Pinned and recessed, sweet!

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