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Hot deal on s&w 66 trade-in's

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Old Fuff, Feb 6, 2012.

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  1. Old Fuff

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    News has just crossed my desk that J&G Sales in Prescott, AZ. has snagged a shipment of pre-lock, pre-MIM Smith & Wesson model 66 Combat Magnums.

    NICE BATCH OF S&W MODEL 66 357MAG REVOLVERS IN STOCK !!

    I would say, "Get while the getting is good!" ;)
     
  2. billdeserthills

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    Wow nice gun, makes me wonder just how beat-up they actually are
     
  3. jmace57

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    The pictures sure look nice. My experience with J&G is that they will be very representative of the firearms offerred.
     
  4. Powerglide

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    Kinda high ain't they?
     
  5. pearsonm

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    ^ I'm a newbie so I didn't want to be the first to question the price, but when I can literaly drive 10 minutes and come home with a brand-new, blue, 4" GP100 for $509.00..
     
  6. GlockFan

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    I think the price is a bit high seeing how Ive seen p&r models on Gunbroker go for the same or less of late. I've been on the look out for the Australian police guns that were mentioned on THR a year ago...maybe these are them? Maybe I'll call JG tomorrow and get the scoop on these and if they expect more in...2 1/2 barrel please!
     
  7. sidheshooter

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    Ten years ago, the price would have been pretty high, sure. But they aren't making any more, and the trade ins have dried up (where on earth did they find these? Mayberry?).

    They are worth what people will pay for them, and if they cough up a selection of like condition ones in the above mentioned 2 1/2" version, I would likely be one of those people doing the paying.
     
  8. Earlsbud

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    Grab 'em, hand over fist.
     
  9. dashootist

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    I need a pin gun. I know 66's are weak as far as 357 is concerned. If I shoot alot of super hot load (pin busters!) and crack the forcing cone, is the fix simply a new barrel? In other words, does crack FC ruin the frame too?
     
  10. Nomad

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    I'm with Powerglide. I live a couple hours from J&G and do a fair amount of business with them so I mean nothing negative but I bought a 66 a year or so ago in very good condition and paid a whole lot less. Maybe prices have gone up.
     
  11. PabloJ

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    That is expensive. Few months ago LGS had second-hand 10mm Glock in excellent condition with night sights and two hi-cap magazines for $450. That was better deal then what we see here.
     
  12. elano

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    Imo these are high unless they are pristine.
     
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    Would not call it a 'hot deal', kinda lukewarm really. Market is getting crazier about these every month though, it seems, and the old saying is "You didn't pay too muhc, you just bought too early".

    That said, only 4" models, none P&R, and mixmaster grips. They go for under $400 on Gunbroker regularly.
     
  14. Geneseo1911

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    I just wish I could find this exact gun locally so I could examine it. I would then gladly pay $500 for it. By the time you factor in shipping and transfer, this thing is around $550, and you don't get to look it over first. I have no doubt that they will sell them quickly, however. An old K frame is a wonderful thing.
     
  15. Old Fuff

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    The big problem is S&W no longer has new barrels for this model, although they might, or might not, be able to fit a current one.

    If you are shooting pin busters get a heavier revolver. These are good for the occasional Magnum shooter that's looking for a "packing piece" that won't pull his pants down.
     
  16. Old Fuff

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    Concerning the price, that's a judgment call that each individual has to make. I agree that they are on the high side, but I don't think they're likely to go down in the future. I do consider J&G Sales to be a more reliable source then Gunbroker, but I have found some good buys there too.

    I suspect that they well sell out fairly quickly, with perhaps the best selection going first. That's why I posted the information. As for other options and barrel lengths - we'll have to wait and see.

    Last but not least, one reason for the high price is because apparently this bunch doesn't have bobbed hammers that reduce them to DAO. Finding police trade-ins that aren't altered is going to become harder and harder.
     
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    Dang, it would be a good deal if it were $100 less. A "hot deal" if it were $150 less. A smokin' deal if it were $200 less.
     
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    If they are not P&R, I will pass at that price. Plenty of used ones floating around on various forums and gun shows for less than that. Gotta factor in shipping and FFL fee to the OTD price.
     
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    Not to highjack your thread, but I'm not that familiar with the S&W revolvers. I have a model 19-3 that I primarily shoot 38sp with and it has had little use. I’m in the market for one that would keep the 19-3 more pristine.

    Bud’s has a sale on used S&W Model 10s for $269 delivered. What is your opinion on the Model 10 vis-à-vis the Model 66 given the price difference?
     
  20. Hoppes Love Potion

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    For that price you should get box, papers, tools, and maybe dinner and a movie...
     
  21. MikeJackmin

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    Anyone know if these guns accept round-butt grips, or if they use the older square-butt frame?
     
  22. Old Fuff

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    The model 10 is made on the same frame, but has fixed sights (and of course is a .38 Special, not a .357 Magnum). Also a model 10 is lighter in weight then a model 19.

    In your case I'd say the most important factor is how important are the adjustable sights to you? Also consider a model 15 (K-38 Combat Masterpiece) which is similar to a model 10, but does have the same adjustable sights used on the model 19.
     
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    revolver in smith and wesson flavor are pretty high around these parts.especially in stainless and .357 on the barrell.
     
  24. azgunner

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    What you see, is no where near as to what you get. And to pay that for a used gun. Come on. J&G dosen't have more then $200.00 into these guns. $325.00 I might look at them, but not at the asking price they want.
    Good luck to whoever buys one.
     
  25. JohnBT

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    I'm curious how you know that they paid $200 or less apiece for them?

    John

    P.S. - They still have my favorite 9mm GECO Swiss ammo on sale for $10/box by the case.
     
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