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Spied a S&W 66-3 2 1/2 .357

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Deaf Smith, Oct 25, 2011.

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  1. Deaf Smith

    Deaf Smith Member

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    Decently tight, shoots maybe 1/2 inch to the left at 7 yards but one hole groups.

    Has cheesie Pachymer grips.

    So, what should I offer for this gun?

    Thanks,

    Deaf
     
  2. Chindo18Z

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    For the 2.5 inchers:

    These days, anything under $500 is a good deal.

    Anything under $400 is a fantastic deal.

    They keep creeping up in price and I've seen them sell for $600+.

    Offer $400 and be prepared to bargain upwards.

    The 2.5 inch version of the Model 66 was introduced in 1974. The 66-3 was introduced in 1986. The -3 models (2.5") started coming from the factory with Uncle Mike's rubber grips in 1994. Check the grips to see if they aren't factory original Uncle Mike's...
     
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  3. motorcycle-charlie

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    just saw one here with Houge grips. they wanted $569. seemed pretty high. i handed it right back. if it was a model 19 2.5 blued with factory stocks, i would have tried to make a deal.
     
  4. JERRY

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    offer $450.00 total.
     
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    The 66-3 is not pinned & recessed so the collectors are not driving the price up, the 2.5" 66 is however the cat's meow for a carry gun so they are in demand nonetheless. $400-$500 is a fair price range for these. I personally would never pay over $500 for one, even now, because they are not rare enough yet, unless it was 98% and in the box.
     
  6. Thaddeus Jones

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    Anything below $500 for a pre lock 2.5" 66 is a deal these days.

    Take a look at the prices that the current company calling itself S&W is asking for the junk it is currently producing. $500 for a finely made revolver is a steal! :)
     
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    I have a 2.5" 66-3. A few years ago I traded a SA loaded 1911 for it. I paid $510 for that Springfield used. It was a jamm-o-matic and i think i got the better end of the deal.
     
  8. Cocked & Locked

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    Exactly what Thaddeus Jones said. The 2.5" model 66 S&W's shoot like a laser beam...very accurate. I've got a S&W Performance Center 2.5" 627-PC and my model 66 pictured below is by far more accurate.

    Here's my 66-no dash.
    [​IMG]
     
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    se fla i love claymores 01/sot
    i prefer the model 65 3 inch heavy barrel round butt.66 sights would cut my love handles,65 won't.
     
  10. Deaf Smith

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    Ok, so I picked it up. $500 flat. Tax included.

    Now I'll have to take the Secret Service grips off my 66-5 and stick 'em on. The 66-5 is in perfect condition so I leave it alone.

    Action job first, grips second.

    Now I also have a 66-1. Yep recessed chambers pinned barrel., but that one sleeps in the safe to (with a pair of Secret Service grips to!)

    [​IMG]

    But this one I intend on using!

    Deaf
     
  11. Chindo18Z

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    Sounds like you brokered a good deal...and on a weapon you already know is accurate.

    Congrats.

    BTW: What do you like most about those Eagle grips (compared to other manufacturers)? I've been thinking about a set for a long time. Guess I need to just pull the trigger and buy some.
     
  12. Deaf Smith

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    Chindo,

    Proportionality. At least with short barrels they balance out very well. You little pinkie might have a problem with the grips being as short as the frame but they are concealment grips, not target grips!

    I don't think Eagle makes SS grips for my Ruger Security series anymore. Oh well. They do make them for the GP100 and I have a 3 incher that needs them bad!

    Yea get a set. They also look real great on J .38s to!

    [​IMG]

    You can see a few of my J .38s with Secret Service grips as well as my 66-5 and the Gp100 that needs a set of 'em.

    Deaf
     
  13. Cocked & Locked

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    The Eagle SS grips were the standard grips on the S&W 627-PC 8-shot .357's. They feel a little skimpy to me on a heavy N-frame S&W...better on smaller revolvers.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Deaf Smith and Cocked & Locked: Thanks for the grip info (and the photos)!
     
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