Smith & Wesson Model 66 No Dash .357 Mag 4”Double Action Revolver, 1976

SOLD FOR: $815

WOA#:  WY240303JP008

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 66

Serial Number: 9K39092

Year of Manufacture: 1976

Caliber: .357 Magnum

Action Type:  Double Action Only, 6 Shot swing out Fluted and recessed Cylinder.

Markings:  Left side of barrel is marked, “SMITH & WESSON” the right side is marked, “S&W. 357 MAGNUM” The right side of the frame is marked, “MADE IN U.S.A. MARCAS REGISTRADSAS SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS” with the S&W trademark logo.

Barrel Length: 4” Pinned

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated raised ramp squared front sight post with an orange plastic insert. The rear sight is a adjustable square notch with a white line for contrast.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This pistol has a two piece checkered closed grip wood panels with a full recess cut on the left side, cut diamond checkering, and S&W medallions. The checkering is sharp, there are no chips or cracks.The grip shows no sign of handling wear beside a few tiny pressure dents on the bottom of the grip. The grip rates 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 visible erosion in the bore. In this writes opinion, the bore rates at a 9/10

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The drag line is crisp. There are very faint hairline scratches on the cylinder and frame. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions as intended. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements. The lockup and timing are strong.  There is little play with the cylinder upon lockup.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  There is a soft case.

Our Assessment: The Smith & Wesson Model 66 is a classic revolver that has been in production for several decades. It was first introduced in 1970 as a stainless steel version of the popular Model 19, chambered in .357 Magnum. The Model 66 was designed to offer enhanced corrosion resistance and durability, making it suitable for law enforcement, target shooting, and personal defense.

One of the distinctive features of the Model 66 is its stainless steel construction, which provides a sleek and modern appearance while also offering rugged reliability. It typically features a medium-sized frame and a 4-inch barrel, although variations with different barrel lengths are also available.

Chambered in .357 Magnum, the Model 66 is capable of firing both .357 Magnum and .38 Special ammunition, providing users with flexibility in their choice of loads. This versatility makes it suitable for a wide range of applications, from recreational shooting to self-defense.

Over the years, the Model 66 has undergone various updates and improvements, including changes to the barrel length, grip design, and sight options. Different iterations of the Model 66 may feature adjustable or fixed sights, as well as rubber or wooden grips to suit the preferences of different shooters.

The Smith & Wesson Model 66 has earned a reputation for its robust construction, smooth trigger pull, and accuracy, making it a favorite among handgun enthusiasts and law enforcement professionals alike. Whether used for target shooting, hunting, or personal protection, the Model 66 continues to be a popular choice among revolver aficionados. -R.E.

Smith & Wesson Model 66 No Dash .357 Mag 4”Double Action Revolver, 1976
Smith & Wesson Model 66 No Dash .357 Mag 4”Double Action Revolver, 1976