SOLD FOR: $1625
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 66-1, The .357 Combat Magnum Stainless
Serial Number: 89K3769
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Caliber: .357 Magnum & .38 Special
Action Type: 6-Shot Double-Action & Single Action Revolver with Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The right side of the barrel is marked “S.&W. 357 MAGNUM”. The crane cut is marked with the model number. The sideplate has the S&W monogram logo. The right side of the frame, below the cylinder, is marked with the four-line marcas registradas address. The rear of the cylinder is stamped with a “V”. The crane and sides of the grip frame are marked with inspection marks. The butt is marked with the serial number. The interior of the right grip panel is marked with “3769”, these numbers are marked over compressed rectangles and there are two blank rectangles to the left, there are a few other faded numbers.
Barrel Length: 2 1/2” Pinned, with shrouded ejector rod and solid, serrated rib.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with a red insert that is set on a serrated elevated base that is integral to the rib, which is serrated for glare reduction. The rear sight is an S&W micrometer click, flat top, square notched leaf that is adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood manga stocks with S&W medallions. The grips have only a few scattered light marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is well defined with light wear. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some swirl marks and light streaks from use and storage. There are few light scuffs and little marks, most noticeable on the left below the cylinder. There are some light handling marks. There is light operational wear on the trigger and hammer and trigger. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lockup produces minimal side-to-side movement. The double action is smooth and the single action is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a serial matching box, paperwork including the manual, and cleaning kit. There are some little tears on the sides down by the edges, there are some scuffs, and some edge wear. The box rates in about Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: The model 66 is, essentially, a stainless steel version of the model 19. This example, with its 2 1/2? barrel and adjustable sights gives the Model 19’s balance of size, precision and power and also makes it more corrosion resistant and appealing to those who prefer the look of stainless steel. With its 2 1/2″ barrel and compact magna stocks, this would be a nice carry piece for those who prefer a revolver. With that being said, in this condition and with its box, this would make a great addition to a Smith & Wesson collection for the lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!