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Old February 21, 2013, 10:37 AM   #1
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S&W Model 66-3 price

I was in the gunshop earlier today and saw a Smith and Wesson Model 66-3 for sale. It has a 2.5 barrel and and wooden round butt grips. The price was $495. I think it sounds like a fair price but is it a good price? If it had a 4 inch barrel I would have grabbed it in a heartbeat.
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Old February 21, 2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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The 66 Snubs are usually the ones demending a higher price than 4" guns....That's a fine price in todays market. If you don't buy it, share the location with the rest of the Forum. It will be gone in no time.....Zebulon
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Old February 22, 2013, 07:59 PM   #3
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I would agree, sounds like a fair price in today's market. If it passes inspection, I'd offer $460 cash plus tax and see what happens.
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Old February 22, 2013, 08:12 PM   #4
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Having shopped around a bit for these, I think that $495 is as good a price as you're likely to find, especially if it's in excellent condition. If you prefer a 4" barrel, you can probably get it for this much or less. As mentioned, these shorties have a higher market value. They're great carry guns.

If you can work it down even more, you can pat yourself on the back for getting a great deal.
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Old February 22, 2013, 09:42 PM   #5
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Unfortunately someone beat me to it.
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Old February 22, 2013, 10:15 PM   #6
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"Unfortunately someone beat me to it."

Hate it when that happens!

In today's gun market, you gotta move fast if you find something you want.
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Old February 23, 2013, 01:12 PM   #7
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I know! Stuff is being snatched up real quick. Had it been a 4 inch model I would have waited the ridiculously long wait to pick it up since that's what I really want. Oh well, next time I suppose.
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Old February 24, 2013, 10:04 PM   #8
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Next time use my secret method.....

Lay-A-Way.

Works every time.

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Old February 26, 2013, 05:44 PM   #9
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i hope you are kicking yourself for letting that one get away.
K frame snubbies are getting hard to find and pricey. 4" service guns are still pretty common but still command mid to high $400s if they are in good condition.
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Old March 1, 2013, 11:53 AM   #10
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I just paid around $500 a piece for a 4" 66 no dash, and a 4" 66-1, I think $465 for a snubbie (which go for more than the 4") is a deal.
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