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Old September 12, 2016, 09:17 PM   #1
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Smith 67 spotted today, thoughts

Saying I'm a sucker for a nice Smith & Wesson revolver seems vacuous at best, especially here on THR.

I came across a rather nice 67 specimen today that appears to have been carried far more than shot. A few nicks here and there, nothing serious. No signs of forced entry or having been violated otherwise.

What caught my attention is the stainless rear sight. Seems as if I recall that being a somewhat rare option, but perhaps I'm remembering a different model.

Any thoughts from the good folks here at THR on this one?



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Old September 12, 2016, 09:44 PM   #2
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Seems a little on the high end with that price, given that it has a few small cosmetic issues going on. How does the action feel? Does it check out okay? I believe some of the early Model 67s had the stainless rear sights with S&W changing over to blued rear sights with later versions.
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Old September 12, 2016, 10:02 PM   #3
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Very nice revolver and the square butt makes for better shooting than carrying.

I too think the price is a bit high. That price is usually attached to the M66 Magnum K frame, not the .38 Special. In the end a gun is worth what you are willing to pay. Only you can decide if it's a fair price or not.
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Old September 12, 2016, 10:25 PM   #4
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There is something about shooting 38 Specials in a revolver chambered for 38 Special.

I'll agree it may be priced a little high. It looks nice though.

Model 67's seem to be a bit harder to find than Model 66's, at least in my corner of the world.

I enjoy shooting my Model 67 with 38 wadcutters. I shoot it more than any of my 357 Magnum revolvers.
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Old September 12, 2016, 10:33 PM   #5
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IIRC the stainless rear sight was from it's original introduction. Should be a "no dash" Model 67. So it's a very early one.
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Old September 12, 2016, 10:44 PM   #6
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This one is a consignment piece, hence the price. It's been out for a month or so. I think the price is keeping the wolves at bay, but I've been wrong before with that line of thinking.

Thanks for the input team, I'll let this one ride a while.
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Old September 12, 2016, 10:55 PM   #7
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Seems a little on the high end with that price, given that it has a few small cosmetic issues going on. How does the action feel? Does it check out okay? I believe some of the early Model 67s had the stainless rear sights with S&W changing over to blued rear sights with later versions.
Checkout is good banockburn, heavy DA trigger, very heavy. The smallish magna grips don't help with purchase of course. I think if this one was given a bath and a nice set of Ahrends it would clean up nicely. I'd much rather see the price start with a 4.
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Old September 12, 2016, 11:06 PM   #8
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Got a Smith 67 coming back from the Mothership this week with a new front sight insert.

Can't wait!
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Old September 13, 2016, 06:29 AM   #9
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Second the notion that if you do get it that a nice set of Ahrends grips would be a great addition to the gun.
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Old September 13, 2016, 08:05 AM   #10
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The early ones had stainless sights and trigger, although I am not sure if the trigger is true stainless or chrome. I don't know S&W values very well but it seems high to me. I'd put a Tyler T_grip on it and use it as a woods gun.
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Old September 13, 2016, 08:18 AM   #11
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Nice gun price is a little high (better at $499) but then all prices are high these days. The side plate has been off probably to adjust the trigger stop that is visible in the picture. If the trigger feels light in DA you will probably have to replace the main spring and maybe the rebound slide spring depending on how much they lightened it and whether you reload and just want to shoot federal primer ammo out of it.

Check out the trigger and under the grips for spring filing ( the old way to lighten the mainspring. If you are comfortable with a little work on S&W revolvers the springs are no big deal ($20).
Also check timing and for end shake.
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Old September 13, 2016, 09:06 AM   #12
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They are truly a sweet gun. Here's one I picked up last year.

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Old September 13, 2016, 10:09 AM   #13
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One nice thing about stainless is that if you like them shiny you can polish the handling marks off with a rag and a little FLITZ.
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Old September 13, 2016, 03:18 PM   #14
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I would normally say it's price too high, but today I saw a Model 10-5 tagged at $650.00.

It was a VERY nice 10-5, but still...no box or papers BTW.

As others have said the SS sights indicates and early 67, and probably adds to the value slightly.
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Old September 13, 2016, 05:43 PM   #15
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Agree with others who say the price is a bit high and would look a lot better starting with a 4. It's also a LOT of quality for the money even at that price, but you can find a nice 67 for significantly less if saving some bucks is important to you (but it might not have the stainless rear sights).
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Old September 13, 2016, 09:07 PM   #16
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My first service weapon was a 67 that shot very well once I replaced the grips with the then-trendy Pachmayrs. Even placed well in some local LE shoots with it. It was one from the older line that had the hammer-mounted pin.

They're indeed fine guns, and used guns run pricier here than in some other parts of the country, but I doubt it would sell for that here.
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Old September 13, 2016, 10:13 PM   #17
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If I can show the gun store they are out of line price-wise, they will consider that. But consignment pieces are a different story. I'll state my case and see if they come around. If not, so be it.
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Old September 14, 2016, 02:16 PM   #18
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A desirable gun for sure. The stainless sights were only on early no dash models. I prefer the stainless sights because they show up light against a dark background and dark against a light background.

I agree $599 is a little steep.
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Old September 14, 2016, 03:51 PM   #19
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Those 67s are extremely nice and desirable. Can you believe it but I owned that exact same 67 twin with all stainless including sights and then let it go at some point. I also got another with blued rear sight but no longer have that one either. This was back in the early 1970s.
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Old September 14, 2016, 04:05 PM   #20
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S&W-Revolver-M67-0-38Spl 98%-95%-$500/$425
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Old September 15, 2016, 05:30 PM   #21
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For a .38 Special-only revolver, the Model 67 is pretty tough to beat. The early stainless sight ones are definitely more collectable. I'd be all over it at $500 OTD.
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Old September 20, 2016, 11:53 PM   #23
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Never was a big K-frame man, but I bought my wife a used M64 snubby and now I want to buy one of those for my own self, given it is such a sweet shooter. Nice trigger and not too heavy, just about right. Those engineers back in the day knew what they were doing.

Also want a M64 or M10 for a house gun. And a M67 for target shooting.
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Old September 21, 2016, 12:20 AM   #24
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Here is my M67-1:



Heirloom quality gun that is tremendously better than the MIM and sleeved barrel guns S&W makes today.
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Old September 21, 2016, 07:26 PM   #25
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"Never was a big K-frame man" ...

OOOH my ...

(Let's not fight ; I just never heard that statement before.)

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