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 Value of a S&W Model 66 no dash? (not for sale)
owlless  [Team Member]
6/21/2009 10:51:25 AM EST
It's the one in my avatar. 4" 1972 model I think.

It's definitely a shooter, but in perfect mechanical condition.
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DasRonin  [Member]
6/21/2009 1:55:58 PM EST
Sorry... no help.

But it looks like a very early one in the photo. The early model 66s had both "white" stainless front & rear sights. Later ones had a red/orange front sight insert. I had one all white stainless sights about 1975 when I returned from Korea. I wish I still had it!
weptek911  [Team Member]
6/21/2009 2:25:31 PM EST
Don't know. I own one too. Also not for sale. They are pretty rare.
owlless  [Team Member]
6/21/2009 2:28:27 PM EST
the serial puts it in early 72 to the best of my knowledge that's when that other non desireble entity owned them.
weptek911  [Team Member]
6/21/2009 2:34:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By owlless:
the serial puts it in early 72 to the best of my knowledge that's when that other non desireble entity owned them.



Bangor Punta ?

All I know was when I bought mine they were only selling them to police departments and officers because demand was so high. You could buy them for $169 or so police price and turn around and triple or quadruple your money.

They were really a hot item when they came out.
machinisttx  [Team Member]
6/21/2009 4:35:57 PM EST
I can't tell for sure since the pic is so small, but that gun appears to have a stainless steel rear sight? If it does, it's one of the very first run(of no dash guns) to leave the factory and will bring a slight premium over later no dash guns with the carbon steel rear sight.

I've got $410 in this one, but it's a later no dash with the carbon steel rear sight. Having the original box, manuals, stocks, will up the value a bit. $450 or a little more should be a good ballpark figure.

TerryC  [Team Member]
6/23/2009 2:52:40 PM EST
This is also a '72 no dash w/stainless rear sight.

I bought this one about eight years ago, so the price I paid ($325 OTD) is not relevant.



I've since replaced the front sight, that some previous owner had filed on, with a new blade with orange insert. I also bought a blued rear sight blade but decided against replacing the original. If I ever do change it, I'll get an entire rear sight assemble and keep this one intact.

Oro  [Member]
6/23/2009 4:02:04 PM EST
Yes, the stainless rear sight models are not that desirable for outdoor shooting, but they are more "collectible." I'd say yours would do $400 to $450 right now. had original grips it could have done $475 to $525 last fall at the market peak, but now prices are back down a bit. The lack of original grips hurts the value, too (unless you have them somewhere).

owlless  [Team Member]
6/29/2009 12:43:02 AM EST
I have the original grips that are not perfect. I also have the box and wax wrap.

I gave $300 about 8 years a go. It was in much better condition when I got it.

I bought it to shoot!
TerryC  [Team Member]
6/29/2009 5:41:49 PM EST
S&W revolvers and grips are like women and shoes.

I have at least a half-dozen different grips for the M-66 above. It changes personalities with each pair.

I bought it to shoot!


Same here, and it's been shot a lot!
owlless  [Team Member]
6/30/2009 6:03:54 PM EST
Originally Posted By TerryC:


Same here, and it's been shot a lot!


I took it to an IDPA match and won my division with it. I had the only revolver.
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