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Which would you buy?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bigtubby, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. bigtubby

    bigtubby Well-Known Member

    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!!
  2. returningfire

    returningfire Well-Known Member

    not bad

    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.
  3. Iggy

    Iggy Well-Known Member

    Four incher is hard to beat for practical.
  4. bigtubby

    bigtubby Well-Known Member

    Just a range gun so probably the 6"
  5. Florida Guy

    Florida Guy Member

    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.
  6. wep45

    wep45 Well-Known Member

    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
  7. shinyroks

    shinyroks Well-Known Member

    if you plan on concealing, it works with the 4"
  8. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. BYJO4

    BYJO4 Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Confederate

    Confederate Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. bigtubby

    bigtubby Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. oldfool

    oldfool Well-Known Member

    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
  13. Hondo 60

    Hondo 60 Well-Known Member

    Darn - I was gonna opt for the 4" IF it was P&Rd

    But 6" should give you YEARS of solid shooting.

    Have Fun! ;)
  14. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member


    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.
  15. Chevelle SS

    Chevelle SS Well-Known Member

    66-2 6'' because I already have a 4''

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