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66-1 owners

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by matthew71, Nov 21, 2006.

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  1. matthew71

    matthew71 Member

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    I just bought a 66-1 unfired from a gunstore for $499 otd.First, is this a decent deal and second,what do other owners think of this gun,just general impressions.Also, where can I find a set of the finger grooved grips I keep seeing,they look greeat on the 66.btw it is a2-1/2 in.I love snubs.:)
     
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    I have a 6" 66-1 that I bought new from a local shop in 1980. Paid $379 OTD then, so you got a smoking good deal in 2006 dollars. Joe
     
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    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    I got a S&W 2.5" barrel 66-4 (NO LOCK) in LNIB condition, but doesn't have
    the box and doc's with it for $225 OTD. Little interest is shown in this area
    for these K-frame gems~!:uhoh: ;) :D
     
  4. boneboy96

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    I've got a 66-3 w/ 2.5 inch barrel I bought years ago...in fact, I bought it to replace the model 19 w/ 2.5 inch barrel I sold to a co-worker for $275. Paid $375 OTD for the 66-3 and won't ever get rid of it. Now I also have a few snubbies from Taurus in 22 mag, 38 spl and 44 spl...nice guns for the lower cost but not a Smitty!
     
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    thanks for the links dfaris,i will check them out.
     
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    I wish I could find one with a 4-inch barrel. I like the countersunk chambers and pinned barrel. Unfortunately, Smith had to cut off the bottom part of the forcing cone on these and this weakened it a bit and caused some cracking on some early models. If you shoot mostly 158-gr. JHPs and .38s you shouldn't have many problems (if you're going to shoot it).

    I've got a Model 629-1 or -2 that I can't bring myself to shoot.
     
  8. matthew71

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    I was not aware of this problem.It was my impression that the 66 was used by police,and as such, any wear problems would have surfaced long ago.If a problem occurs would smith and wesson repair the gun even though it is old,and i am not the origional owner?
     
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    Go to http://www.gunsamerica.com/ and you'll find a 4 inch M66. I signed up for a daily email from them on newly-posted S&W revolvers a week or so ago, and now I have a 4" M66-1 on the way to me from Pennsylvania.
     
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