Smith & Wesson Model 66-2 .357 Combat Magnum 2.5″ DA/SA Revolver 1983
SOLD FOR: $2275
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 66-2, The .357 Combat Magnum Stainless
Serial Number: ACC7148
Year of Manufacture: 1983
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 “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.
Barrel Length: 2 1/2”
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 square notched S&W micrometer sight that is adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood magna stocks with S&W medallions. There are a few little dings, the most noticeable is on the left panel on the rear border of the checkering and on the right panel on the front border of the checkering. There are some scattered light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips are in Fine 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 97% of its metal finish. There are some scattered draglines and handling marks. There are one or two tiny nicks, the most noticeable is on the left side of the barrel at the muzzle. There is a thin faint turn line on the cylinder. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp to lightly tool marked. The markings are clear. 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 and paperwork including the manual. The box does not have wax paper or a cardboard insert.
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 precision and power while being carry friendly and also makes it more corrosion resistant and appealing to those who prefer the look of stainless steel. This one has seen only light use and has a great bore and mechanics, and comes with nice magna stocks…it ought to make for a fine recreational or defensive wheel gun for one lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!