SOLD FOR $1,425.00
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 66-6 Performance Center “F Comp”, Round Butt K-Frame, 170024FC
Serial Number: FCP0324
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Caliber: .357 Magnum or .38 Special
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double Action / Single Action (DA / SA), Fluted Swing-Out Cylinder Hand Ejector Revolver.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “PERFORMANCE CENTER”, the right side is marked “S&W .357 MAGNUM”. The left side of the frame is marked with S&W’s Performance Center logo, the right side of the frame is marked with the four line Marcas Registradas. The left side of the grip frame is marked “C3″, the butt is marked with the serial number, the right side of the grip frame is marked “421 / 24923″. The yoke is marked “421”, the yoke cut is marked “FCP0324 / 66-6”.
Barrel Length: 3″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade with a red insert, dovetailed to a rise in the solid rib of the barrel. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched leaf in a base that is micrometer-click adjustable for windage and elevation, slotted and screw-secured onto the top of the frame. The topstrap is also drilled and tapped for an optic mount.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The installed grips are two-piece smooth walnut with finger grooves which leave the backstrap exposed. The right panel has a couple of light compressions, one towards the top and one in front of the grip screw escutcheon. The left panel has only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Fine-Excellent condition. Also included is a one-piece black rubber grip with pebble-texturing and “S&W” logos at the top on either side which leaves the backstrap and butt exposed. The rubber grips have no notable wear or damage and do not appear to have been installed, in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Glas Bead Blasted 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 is a small, light mark on the left side of the barrel at the muzzle and the cylinder has a turn-line. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Checkering on hammer and cylinder latch are sharp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Grease appears to have been applied to the action and allowed to dry causing the latch to be a little stiff and the crane to need some extra effort to swing the cylinder out. A thorough cleaning should remedy this. Even with the dried grease, the double action trigger is smooth and the single action is quite crisp. The cylinder has no play in lockup on all six chambers. 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: This revolver comes in a Smith & Wesson performance center hard-sided combination lock carry case with foam interior, the additional grip set as described, a cable lock, keys for the internal locking system, an assortment of factory paperwork including fired case envelope and manual, and S&W wax paper, all in Excellent condition with the exception of the ILS keys which have some surface oxidation.
Our Assessment: The model 66 is, essentially, a stainless steel version of the model 19. This example, with its 3″ ported barrel, full underlug and adjustable sights gives you 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 example was made in 2003 by Smith & Wesson’s famous Performance Center. As is noted in the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, “The Performance Center does not take production guns and improve them. These handguns are built from scratch. Using two CNC machines, the Performance Center turns out about 400+ guns a month” (Supica & Nahas, P341). Not just a product of run-of-the-mill S&W quality, it is a custom revolver crafted by master gunsmiths who are participants in shooting sports and know the features that will make a gun great. This revolver would make a fantastic carry gun, excellent home defense gun, and would probably not do bad as a target revolver as well with its adjustable sights and ability to accept an optic mount. It has the comforting mass of a steel frame revolver and a ported barrel which should help make even .357 Magnum comfortable to shoot and, of course, it was made with Smith & Wesson Performance Center quality. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. This does not apply to out of state residents.