Which would you buy?


February 16, 2013, 01:02 PM
Got a choice between a unfired 66-2 6" for $450.00 or a 66-1 4" I think I can get it for $500. I am leaning towards the 4" it should be P&R I don't know the condition of the 4" and am a little skeptical the 6" is unfired neither have boxes, docs or tools. opinions please!!

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February 16, 2013, 04:47 PM
Not a bad price on either one. Depends on what you are going to do with it as to which one to get. Carry, truck. collect, nightstand etc. Then decide.

February 16, 2013, 05:24 PM
Four incher is hard to beat for practical.

February 16, 2013, 06:10 PM
Just a range gun so probably the 6"

Florida Guy
February 16, 2013, 09:17 PM
That is a bargain price for a like new 6".
That said, the 4" are the more popular size.
It isn't necessarily p & r, as there was a transitional period
for the -1, when some guns were one or the other, or both.
Good luck, as you can't go wrong with either one.

February 16, 2013, 09:20 PM
you need to verify the condition of: bore..lock up..timing.. forcing cone .. area above forcing cone (flame cutting) .. extractor rod .. firing pin ...Any rust and/or pitting on the frame, cylinder, bore, under the grips?... Any frame damage?......on both revolvers.

which ever one is the better...thats the one you buy:D

February 16, 2013, 09:37 PM
if you plan on concealing, it works with the 4"

February 16, 2013, 09:55 PM
I had a similar delema between a 4" 66 (no dash) and a 4" 66-1. I wasn't able to decide, so I bought them both.

February 16, 2013, 10:35 PM
If primarily for range use, I would get the 6" which can also be used for self defense. I shoot my 6" Smiths more than my 4" ones. I just prefer the way they feel.

February 16, 2013, 11:24 PM
I have a benign tremor that keeps me shooting short barrels, but both the models you mention sound good to me. On guns from that era, you really do need to check the specs, though. Many were sold with sloppy lockups and B/C gaps; you shoud also insert an empty case and check out the space between the case and gun frame. Should be no greater than .009". I had several that were .013" and S&W repaired all but one ( which they screwed up). Anyway, if I were ye, I'd buy both the guns in a heartbeat.

Great guns both, and the 6-inch is an outstanding hunting gun.

February 17, 2013, 12:15 PM
Well my decision just got easier called on the 4" yesterday and it was sold. going to look at and buy the 6" if it checks out on Tuesday. Thanks for the opinions.

February 17, 2013, 07:18 PM
good deal
(but I woulda' said no point in the 4" vs. 6", UNLESS you plan it to be an EDC piece)

k-frames, love 'em all

Hondo 60
February 18, 2013, 02:59 AM
Darn - I was gonna opt for the 4" IF it was P&Rd

But 6" should give you YEARS of solid shooting.

Have Fun! ;)

February 18, 2013, 10:59 AM

Either one would serve you well. I personally have a preference for the overall practical/utility nature of a 4" .357 revolver. Since that one is no longer available let us know how things go with the 6" model, which by the way has a very nice price on it too.

Chevelle SS
February 18, 2013, 11:14 AM
66-2 6'' because I already have a 4''

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