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Old January 30th, 2017, 08:20 AM   #1
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S&W 66 no dash

I sold this S&W a few years ago to purchase my SP101 which carries a little nicer. I'm not unhappy that I downsized, but I do miss this revolver sometimes. I'm glad I got some good shots of all the neat little details before I let it go.


















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Welcome to the forum....

Great pictures.
I have a 4" 66 and a 2 1/2" 66. I can't remember if my 4" has a dash number or what it might be without digging it out. I haven't had it out of the safe in several years but I'm sure mine has the stainless sights like yours did. I got mine in the early to mid 1970's. My 4" is LNIB about the same for the 2 1/2" 66.

I also have a Model 67 (stainless Combat Masterpiece) which was my very first handgun. I was to young to buy it on my own so my now deceased mother bought it for me. I know my M 67 has the all stainless sights like the early ones had before S&W changed them to the front orange ramp and black sights. I got my M-67 mid 1972. It's been fired a little more than my 66's but it's almost NIB. That would be the last gun I'd ever get rid of because of the sentimental value of it.

I like the Ruger SP101's but not enough to trade any of these Smiths for one.
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Ouch! I feel regret for you if you really don't. SP101's are nice, but that classic pinned and recessed S&W has it all. That is one sweet revolver even with shiny sights and an inability to digest a constant diet of full-house magnums.
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my dad has a model 19 nickel as a house gun since 1978 and I fire it with him 20 rounds a year thena clean it an dhe reloads it it is very near new maybe 900 rounds in 40 years.
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I have a 19-4 4" & have been looking for a 66 just like that one lol. Just me but I wouldn't trade my 19 for any 2 of Ruger's revolvers
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My wife's late husband had a Factory Nickle M 19. I have it locked away for her. I don't know much about it other than it was his. There is some minor damage on the nickle other than that it's in real good condition the time or two I handled it. I have never fired it.
I have never have cared for nickle guns but I did have a couple I couldn't pass up and gradually got rid of them. I traded a NIB Nickle 8 3/8" M 57 just because it was nickle. That M19 that was his is the only nickle gun here. I did get a couple keepers from him though.
If it were mine I'd sell that 19 in a heartbeat but that's not up to me to decide. She probably doesn't even know we have it but what's right is right.
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I hear ya, I'm not much of a nickle fan myself but a 4" Combat Masterpiece anything has to be about the best balanced handgun I've ever shot lol
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I hear ya, I'm not much of a nickle fan myself but a 4" Combat Masterpiece anything has to be about the best balanced handgun I've ever shot lol
I agree the Combat Masterpieces and the Combat Magnums are some fine revolvers. I've always liked the K frame Smiths. I have a 6" M 17 that's like brand new I bought in the early to mid 70's with the 3T's.
I have some nice older Smiths from that era that have never been fired. One is a 6 1/2" blued M 29 and a M 25 6"- 6 1/2" 45 ACP NIB. They also have the 3T's. These Smiths would be some of the last guns I'd ever consider parting ways with.
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Welcome to the forum....

Great pictures.
I have a 4" 66 and a 2 1/2" 66. I can't remember if my 4" has a dash number or what it might be without digging it out. I haven't had it out of the safe in several years but I'm sure mine has the stainless sights like yours did. I got mine in the early to mid 1970's. My 4" is LNIB about the same for the 2 1/2" 66.

I also have a Model 67 (stainless Combat Masterpiece) which was my very first handgun. I was to young to buy it on my own so my now deceased mother bought it for me. I know my M 67 has the all stainless sights like the early ones had before S&W changed them to the front orange ramp and black sights. I got my M-67 mid 1972. It's been fired a little more than my 66's but it's almost NIB. That would be the last gun I'd ever get rid of because of the sentimental value of it.

I like the Ruger SP101's but not enough to trade any of these Smiths for one.
If it has original stainless sights, it's a no dash.

As I understand, only the first year or two had the stainless sights and while not exactly rare, they are in demand currently.

If you ever decide to sell it, I would be more then happy to take it off your hands!
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To the OP, that was a beautiful 66 no dash you had.

No offense, and as was said earlier, but that 66 vs a Sp101 is really no contest (at least for me).

I do wish you luck with your SP101
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Ouch! I feel regret for you if you really don't. SP101's are nice, but that classic pinned and recessed S&W has it all. That is one sweet revolver even with shiny sights and an inability to digest a constant diet of full-house magnums.
I'll never sell my family's guns that have been passed down to me, but I'm not a gun collector. I sold it for more than I paid for it, and it has a great new home with a firearms instructor who bought it to teach a revolver tactics course. I didn't know about the issues with feeding too many magnums to a K frame until after I sold it, but it explains why I got a deal on it and why it shaved a lot of lead.

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To the OP, that was a beautiful 66 no dash you had.

No offense, and as was said earlier, but that 66 vs a Sp101 is really no contest (at least for me).

I do wish you luck with your SP101
Thanks. In my mind the stainless combat magnum is just about the nicest revolver ever made, but the SP101 fits in my pants a lot better, haha.
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That is (was) one beautiful revolver. I don't know if I could have sold it. I have a Secuity Six 6" S/S that I'm really fond of and it spends the majority its time in my gun safe. I have other guns that I want but I'm just not willing to sell it to get them. My hats off to you for being able to part with that beauty. Thanks for sharing the pics.
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