S&W Model 66-2

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  1. MAC1kcf415

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    I need help with date of a S&W model 66-2 serial number 7K50XXX. Thanks
     
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    According to the SCSW your M66 was shipped in 1975.
     
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    Thanks
     
  4. Wil Terry

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    ...AND on a tuesday about 200PM.

    And so it goes....
     
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    I respectfully submit a portion of another one of Dave Campbell's knowledgeable articles on S&W:

    https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2014/9/25/a-look-back-at-the-smith-wesson-model-66/

    I do not wish to debate who is or isn't correct, here; only to introduce another perspective on the subject of manufacture date. I am certainly no expert.


    :)
     
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    I'm no expert either and I did see the M66-2 was released in 1982 but the serial number the OP gave us is reported to be from 1975. In another thread started by the OP in the handguns section of the I forum he called the revolver a M66-262. Seeing that makes me think he got the dash number wrong so I went with the serial number provided.
     
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    This is a portion of Pilgrim's post on Northeastshooters dot com in 2009 titled, "How to Identify/Date a S&W"

    http://www.northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/threads/68254-How-to-Identify-Date-a-S-amp-W


    I enjoy Dave Campbell's work for American Rifleman. It is possible, however, that he may have it wrong... I'm going to go stand over there while all this shakes out.
     
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    Interesting. I have a 4 inch 66-1 I bought used a couple years ago and it had some aftermarket grips on it although the original grips were in the box which I also got. I put the original grips back on it. The bag for the aftermarket grips had a receipt dated June 1980 in it. It is serial number 37K4xxx.

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    That chart above seems to have been lifted from THR. Here's the thread if someone wants to read more:
    http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-356710.html
     
  10. tallpaul

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    I would suggest that if you are to date a model 66 you should use Hoppes- clensoil and or ballistol.....
     
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    Somethings not right, as ArchAngelCD pointed out. The model 66-2 was first made in 1982, and the serial numbers used started with 3 alphabet characters followed by 4 numbers. So, it's either a mistake with the model number or a mistake with the serial number.

    Don
     
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    My M66 no dash has a serial number that starts with a 9k, showing as being produced in 1976.

    66%20serial%20%23-L.jpg

    My -2

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