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Old May 30, 2009, 08:51 AM   #1
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Taurus 669, where art thou?

About 18 years back, I owned a Taurus 669. It was a blued 6-shot .357, adjustable sights, with 6-inch barrel and full underlug, and looked a heck of a lot like a S&W mid-frame. Trigger was somewhat rough out of the box, but a couple of thousand rounds took care of that. :-)

I loved that old revolver, but I sold it several years ago in what I have to assume was a fit of temporary insanity. I've looked at the Taurus website, and they don't seem to carry this gun anymore. The closest they have now is the model 66B, a seven-shooter.

Anyone remember this revolver and why it was phased out? Would the 66B give a similar experience?
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Old May 30, 2009, 09:37 AM   #2
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I have a Model 689...>

...same as the 669 but with a ventilated rib. Mine has been good. Single action trigger is very good, double action only average. I got the revolver in 2004 and it and the 669 were in the Taurus catalogue at the time, but I believe they have since been discontinued.

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Old May 30, 2009, 01:16 PM   #3
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Very pretty! I remember the 689 - I was stuck choosing between the two, but I was young and less well-heeled, so I saved $70 and bought the blued version.
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Old May 30, 2009, 04:00 PM   #4
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they still make the 66 but it is a 7 shooter
I read about some squirrely guy,
Who claims, he just don't believe in fightin'.
An' I wonder just how long,
The rest of us can count on bein' free."Merle Hagard"
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Old May 30, 2009, 04:10 PM   #5
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I found one, just like the OP describes it at a local shop in nice conditions and $275 price with box/manual and all.
I know nothing about this model. Are they good and reliable?
Should I get it?
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Old January 16, 2010, 08:17 AM   #6
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I found it!

I have a 6" barrel 669 in People's Republik pistol jail right now. Looked good, felt tight. So I bought it.

Found this thread doing some research. Didn't know they had a pinned barrel...
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Old January 16, 2010, 07:12 PM   #7
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If you go to
Click on the left tab that says Produtos. Civil arms are what your looking for.

You will see that they still have the 669 and the 689.

I used to own the 6 in. barreled 669 and liked the gun. It however was traded for a newer then 6 shot, 4in. barrel 66.

The below is from the Taurus Brazil site. However the pictures would not come with the data.

RT 669
.357 Magnum
Simples e dupla
RT 689
.357 Magnum
Simples e dupla
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