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NJ Dept of Corr Mod 66-2

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by RetiredCIPicker, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. RetiredCIPicker

    RetiredCIPicker New Member

    I'm new, so please forgive me if I'm in the wrong place for this question. I have a SS S&W mod 66-2 that has ''NJ Dept of Corr" just above the trigger. It 'looks' like it came from the factory with those markings. I am trying to locate a place to determine a price. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks for your time.
  2. GRIZ22

    GRIZ22 Well-Known Member

    Try the S&W forum.
  3. Phydeaux642

    Phydeaux642 Well-Known Member

    I believe we'll put you in charge of the welcoming committee.:neener:

    I'm guessing a selling price would be around $450-$500 if it is a 4" bbl. If it's a 3" bbl, then it's considerably more. Oh, and welcome to THR.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2010
  4. Ron James

    Ron James Well-Known Member

    Most if not all the time, Police markings are applied at the department received.
  5. Oro

    Oro Well-Known Member

    +1. And on stainless guns, it's not as obvious.

    My observation is that it's be priced about like a normal one for the model in the same condition/configuration. You might get a small premium out of the association, but usually very little if any.
  6. rscalzo

    rscalzo Well-Known Member

    Manufacturers will apply the marking if requested at the time of purchase for a small fee.

    NJ DOC is a very large agency and could have easily had them applied when bought.

    Those handguns were handed out when a DOC officer required a handgun, usually only during transport to and from courtrooms or transfers to and from other facilities.

    It won't be a 3" for the most part. They carried in a standard duty belt and 4" was the norm.
  7. Lucky Derby

    Lucky Derby Well-Known Member

    Many times S&W have added department markings to firearms at the purchasing agency's request. I am sure other manufacturers have done this as well.
    For example the M68's purchased by LAPD have factory markings on the right side of the barrel "Los Angeles Police Department".
    My M64 NY-1 has an extra factory S/N marking on the left side of the frame under the cylinder as per the request of NYPD. They wanted the guns so marked so they could more easily be read while the guns were in storage simply by looking at the gun, rather than having to pick it up and look at the bottom of the grip frame.
  8. RetiredCIPicker

    RetiredCIPicker New Member

    NJ Dept of Corr

    I appreciate all comments. It is a 4". I now know much more than I did when I started, once again, thanks.

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