SOLD FOR: $1500.01
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 66 No Dash, The .357 Combat Magnum Stainless
Serial Number: 7K15694
Year of Manufacture: 1974
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 yoke cut is marked “7K15694 / MOD. 66”. 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 “V” and “R”. The sides of the grip frame and yoke have inspection marks. The butt of the grip frame is marked with the serial number “7K19694”. The front face of the extractor is marked “7K19694”.
Barrel Length: 4”, Pinned
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a stainless serrated ramped blade set on a serrated elevated base that is integral to the rib, which is serrated for glare reduction. The rear sight is a stainless Smith & Wesson square notch micrometer click sight that is adjustable for windage and elevation and fixed to the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece Goncalo Alves checkered Target Stocks with a football cut and S&W medallions. There are only a couple of light marks from handling and storage, most noticeable on the bottom face of the right panel. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
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 97% of its metal finish. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is a faint hairline scratch on the left side of the frame. There are a couple of small light scuffs on the cylinder and a light turn line. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lockup produces light 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 Smith & Wesson box, cleaning kit, and paperwork (no manual).
Our Assessment: The Model 66 is, essentially, a stainless steel version of the model 19. This example, with its pinned 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. While the serial number corresponds to 1974 but this model has the early stainless sights. The parts likely sat in inventory until 1974 and got installed on this revolver. No matter the case, this one is sharp looking and with its included accessories is likely to join a growing collection of Smith & Wessons. Please see our photos and good luck!