Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

VA State Police S&W 66

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by hardworker, Jul 18, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. hardworker

    hardworker Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Messages:
    301
    I have a Virginia State Police 50 year commemorative S&W model 66-1. It's a low serial number made in 1982. I am curious as to whether this gun is worth anything. It hasn't been shot. Would shooting it hurt the value or am I just better off holding on to it without shooting it?
     
  2. Apex29

    Apex29 member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2008
    Messages:
    72
    Commemoratives generally don't have any value other than the gun itself. It's a 66-1 which, unless it's a transitional model, has a pinned barrel and recessed chambers.

    Personally, I'd shoot it till it begs for mercy.
     
  3. jl1966

    jl1966 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    87
    Location:
    Virginia
    I live in Virginia, and those guns will bring a little extra around here, but I doubt if that would be true elsewhere. Sounds like a cool piece though.
     
  4. hardworker

    hardworker Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Messages:
    301
    I got it from my granddad who was a Virginia State Trooper. It looks too cool to just sit in the box and take up space. It's tempting
     
  5. hiram2005

    hiram2005 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Messages:
    87
    Location:
    Indiana
    I would shoot it. It's not going to hurt it. Keep it clean after you shoot and basically take care of it, don't abuse it. The way the older Smiths are going up in price, I don't think you will lose any value on that one.

    Plus coming from your grandad, you'll probably never sell it, so enjoy it man!
     
  6. easyrider6042004@yahoo.ca

    easyrider6042004@yahoo.ca Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    735
    Shoot it. I wouldn't shoot 125 grain 357 magnums, though, as I wouldn't want any topstrap flamecutting if it were my 66-1. Pinned and recessed, sweet!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page