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Old November 4, 2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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$300 S&W 66, deal or no deal?

I was killing time in my local gun shop and lo and behold, what should I see but a short-barreled, round-butt model 66 in the case with a $300 price tag. It's an older model no-dash with pinned barrel and original wood grips. The screws are mildly buggered and it has some play in the cylinder but not much. Only a hint of top-strap cutting, a few nicks here and there and the orange insert in the front sight is loose.

I don't need it and it doesn't really fill a niche in my collection but I couldn't resist putting it on lay-away. The question is: good deal, great deal or no deal? I realize that pics will help but I doubt they will let me photograph it before I pay it off.

If the verdict is good or great deal then I'll likely pay it off and post the pics. If the verdict is no deal then I'll probably still pay it off, I just won't brag about it.
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Old November 4, 2009, 09:15 PM   #2
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Good deal I would say... tho I dont go short barreled myself.
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Old November 4, 2009, 09:20 PM   #3
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Unless its been run over by a truck. It sounds like a good deal..
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Old November 4, 2009, 09:24 PM   #4
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Good deal, despite the condition. Those guns are great guns, IMO.
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Old November 4, 2009, 11:22 PM   #5
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Sounds like a good deal to me I think I would go for it if I saw one at that price. Love my M66, 6" gun! That was lightly used at $375 beginning of this year.
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Old November 5, 2009, 10:22 AM   #6
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Buy it. Great deal. I just bought a 66 4inch for $300.00 at Turner outdoorman in California. Somebody will grab it if you don't.

Good luck,
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Old November 5, 2009, 10:58 AM   #7
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Great deal on the best do everything well revolver S&W ever made. Buy it, shoot it, love it. Regards 18DAI.
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Old November 5, 2009, 11:04 AM   #8
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Yes, jump on it and do it now before it's gone.
Exactly what I paid for my 4" no dash back in 2004.
Great gun, shoots well. Everyone needs a good S&W in there collection even it's not your thing right now. Buy it and shoot it, I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
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Old November 5, 2009, 11:15 AM   #9
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Pinned 66 no dash for $300? It will never be worth much less, even if you shoot it alot. Buy it today - you won't be sorry.
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Old November 5, 2009, 11:17 AM   #10
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I wish I could find a deal like this......
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Old November 5, 2009, 11:25 AM   #11
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Unless its been run over by a truck. It sounds like a good deal..
Good deal even if it WERE run over by a truck.
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Old November 5, 2009, 06:44 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the positive comments. My Spidey sense told me it was a good deal so I went ahead an put it on Lay-away. That way nobody would snap it up while I'm thinking about it. This particular shop has a habit of putting dirty, neglected guns on the shelves with low prices. If they are clean and near NIB, they put a near-new price on them. I've gotten several good deals over the years on guns that cleaned up well and shot even better.

I'll pay this one off and get it cleaned up. I might even send it back to S&W and see it they can refurbish it for me.
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Old November 5, 2009, 07:02 PM   #13
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it isn't a deal, it's a steal
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Old November 5, 2009, 08:22 PM   #14
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I bought one earlier this year 66-2 for $325 - these guns are skyrocketing! They are now going for $550-$600 in SC. Get it, hold onto it -or you can sell it to me and get your $$ back
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Old November 5, 2009, 10:33 PM   #15
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I got my 4" 66 from my grandpa when he died Its the only gun that has been handed down to me. I havent shot it much, but do plan on taking it on a deer hunt with me. This particular gun is a no dash, in great condition, with houge rubber grips. any Idea how much it is worth?
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Old November 6, 2009, 07:52 AM   #16
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Old November 6, 2009, 07:58 AM   #17
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End shake is an easy fix and stainless is an easy finish to bring back to original condition.
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Old November 6, 2009, 02:21 PM   #18
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Buy it!
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Old November 6, 2009, 03:35 PM   #19
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GO The cheapest one I have found was 389 +sales tax.
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Old November 6, 2009, 03:36 PM   #20
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I paid $275 years ago... they are now selling for $400.. some even $500 if a guy gets desperate for the Model 66. It's become quite a collector's item.
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Old November 6, 2009, 09:28 PM   #21
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Paid about $300 for my 4" no-dash about five years ago. These days I'd call any M66 for $300 a very good deal.
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