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Old September 30, 2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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S&W 66-2

So a friend of mine has an S&W M66-2 with a 2 1/2" bbl that he's looking to sell. I looked at it today to try and give him an idea what he should try to get for it. It's a nice piece but could use a little love needs a thorough cleaning and a new set of grips since the gun show cheapies he put on it 10 years ago don't fit right. It does however lock up nice and tight, no frame cut over top of the forcing cone, no discernible play in it at all. At some point someone had the side plate off it but it's not boogered up too bad. There's a faint turn line on the cylinder but I doubt this gun's seen 200 rounds. Wasn't cleaned the last time it was fired though which was quite some time ago. In any event, I got looking at completed auctions on gun broker and noticed the prices were all over the map. I was thinking somewhere in the neighborhood of $600 since there's no box or papers and the tool kit is long gone. What say ye? Too much or too little, what would you be willing to pay for a shooter grade 66-2?


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Old September 30, 2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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Snub nosed 66's seem to be getting a little more than the 4 or 6" barrels. I would be willing to pay $600 for such a firearm if the grips were factory and the gun was pristine. But with aftermarket grips, and obvious signs of the side plate having been removed, I would probably offer $500 or so. Just me.
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Old September 30, 2012, 07:50 PM   #3
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I would think as described you could ask $500 and expect to have to go lower . the model 66 is a personal favorite and is my home defense . A few years back I decided to thin out some of my 357s and the 2 i kept were the 66 and a Freedom arms.
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Old September 30, 2012, 10:20 PM   #4
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500 for a person to person transaction would be reasonable.
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Old September 30, 2012, 10:46 PM   #5
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I bought mine about six years ago for $360.

That being said, the prices of revolvers have increased quite dramatically over the past 5-10 years as the inexpensive police trade-ins have dried up. This is particularly acute with S&W K-Frame Magnums as they are no longer produced (the M66 was the last to go being discontinued in 2005). In my area, a used but not abused M66-2 with a 2 1/2" barrel, aftermarket stocks, and no box or papers would be priced fairly at $500 with a price as high as $600 not being entirely unreasonable for a particularly nice specimen.
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Old October 1, 2012, 04:02 AM   #6
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NY laws are very restrictive on individuals selling handguns.

This keeps the supply down and demand up.

Thus NY prices are usually higher than the national average.

IMHO $550 is a fair NY price for that particular gun.
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Old October 1, 2012, 12:23 PM   #7
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The model 66-2 is a desireable gun .....but in my area, the 4" models demand a premium...

... but the prices on good S&W revolvers in my area are up as well ...and today, I think something in the $ 450 - $500 range is about can replace the grips for $ 50 - $75 or so I'd factor that into the deal ....but if its a good buddy / and you want the gun I wouldn't quibble over $ 50 - $100 either...
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Old October 1, 2012, 06:56 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies guys. I thought $600 might be a bit high but figured if he asked that he could always come down on it. Maybe I'll have him start at $525 and come down if necessary. I'd like to buy the gun from him but it's not in my current budget so I'm just trying to figure out what it's worth for him. I'm sure if he can't find a buyer for it he'll make me a deal I can't refuse though.

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