SOLD FOR: $1200
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 66-2, The .357 Combat Magnum Stainless
Serial Number: AUM2696
Year of Manufacture: 1982-1986
Caliber: .357 Magnum & .38 Special
Action Type: 6-Shot Double-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 serial number above “MOD. 66-2”. The left of the frame 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 an “F” and the inside of the ejector shroud is marked “S”. The sides of the grip frame and yoke have inspection marks. The butt of the grip frame is marked with the serial number. The inside of the right grip panel is stamped “JUN 17 1986”.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade with a red insert set on a serrated elevated base that is integral to the rib, which is serrated for glare reduction. The rear sight is a white-outlined square notched S&W micrometer sight that is adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece Goncalo Alves checkered Target Stocks with a speedloader cut and S&W medallions. The grips have only a few scattered light marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. 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 96% of its metal finish. There are some scattered swirl marks and draglines from use and storage. There are some little rubs and scuffs that have caused smooth spots, the most noticeable are on the sides of the muzzle. There are a few scattered light hairline scratches. There are spots of dark discoloration on the grip frame under the grips and a couple on the backstrap. The cylinder has a turn line. The screw heads are sharp to lightly worn. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine 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 a cleaning kit with a brush, mop, rod, and screwdriver.
Our Assessment: The Model 66 is, essentially, a stainless steel version of the model 19. This example, with its 4? 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. This one has seen light use, has a great bore and mechanics, and comes with nice Goncalo Alves target stocks…it ought to make for a fine recreational or defensive wheel gun for one lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!