New S&W Gun Decision

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  1. John_AZ

    John_AZ

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    i has been considering a trade in S&W 64 and sought some advise. And while I value the input I received, something else came up.

    Some encouraged getting a 65 as it would allow the 357 option. I kind of followed that advice.

    A deal too good to pass up came up for this 80’s model 66. I was looking at 4” guns, but this deal was too good to pass.

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    Great choice! I’d love to add one to my collection.
     
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    Valmet M62/76 Silver Member

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    Very very nice, I think the larger frame S&Ws look slick with grip adapters.
     
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    You did good. That thing's sexy as hell!
     
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    Thanks. Those grips were borrowed from my Model 10 until I get some replacements and another BK adapter
     
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    You'll never be sorry you got it. Have fun!
     
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    Very sexy S&W. Great purchase!
     
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    Nothing wrong with a snubbie 66.

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    Yeah I'd hit on it!
     
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    Very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
     
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    Love model 19s and 66s! Not the strongest revolver in the arsenal, but a good smith can really smooth the action!
     
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    Beautiful gun. And I love the service grips and the T-grip adaptor. Since you say you borrowed those grip panels from a model 10, a good replacement would be Altamont S&W K Round Classic Panel Bonded Ivory with Silver Medallions.

    Go to the link an scroll down to the "Classic Panel" and look at the non-checkerd bonded Ivory. Ivory grips really look good on a stainless gun.

    https://www.altamontco.com/pistol-grips/smith-and-wesson/k-round/

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    I have a 66-1, recessed, pinned barrel. Probably my favorite handgun.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I like the looks of the ivory, but prefer some checkering. I also ordered some Altamont Magnas for a J Frame a few years ago and the fitting was atrocious.

    I’ve got a set of factory Magnas coming in (used set) and a BK adapter ordered so my model 10 won’t be naked anymore. I threw on my Pachmayr compacs onto the 66 after getting it cleaned up and fondled with the service grips.
     
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    I was told Altamont grips are birch not hardwood? I've always bought Eagle grips. Very happy with them.
     
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    I'm with everyone else......great choice on that. Congratulations.
     
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    Beautiful 66!!!

    I picked up a mdl 66 (never looked to see what dash!) from the Deputy Chief State Fire Marshal, a BUNCH of years ago.

    It's a thing of beauty. Fired less than 100 rounds through it, total.