What year is a Smith and Wesson Model 66?

What year is a Smith and Wesson Model 66?

A stainless steel variant of the Model 19, the Smith & Wesson Model 66, was introduced in 1971.

Where is the serial number on a Smith and Wesson Model 66?

Revolvers – The official serial number is located on the bottom of the butt of the frame.

What year is a Smith Wesson 66 2?

The year 1982 gave us the Model 66-2 which eliminated pinned barrels and recessed cylinders. In 1986 the Model 66-3 with a new yoke retention system/radius stud package/hammer nose bushing and floating hand came to the marketplace.

What frame size is a Model 66?

Every version of the Model 66 is a stainless 6-shot . 357 magnum with adjustable sights built on the medium Smith & Wesson K-frame….Review: S&W Model 66 Combat Magnum 2.75”

S&W Model 66-8 Technical Specs
caliber .357 Magnum
sights red ramp front sight, adjustable rear
action double action
MSRP $849

When did S&W start using model numbers?

Why 1957? That’s the year when S&W switched over to assigning model numbers to each revolver rather than identifying them only by unique names (e.g., “Registered Magnum” or “Combat Masterpiece”).

What frame is a S&W Model 66?

Introduced in 1972, the Model 66 is a K-framed six shot . 357 Magnum revolver. It is a stainless steel version of the Model 19 and was initially available with a 4″ and 6″ barrel.

How much does a Smith and Wesson Model 66 weigh?

Weight: 33.5 oz.

When did the first Smith and Wesson Model 66 come out?

The first Model 66—as it would be known—came off the line on May 5 of that year, serial number K949100. Smith & Wesson would not announce the new revolver until July 8, 1971.

What happened to the Smith and Wesson Model 66-8?

The dreaded internal lock—a.k.a. Hillary Hole—was foisted upon us in 2002 yielding the Model 66-6, the Model 66-7 featured a two-piece barrel and more internal lock mechanisms. This year the Model 66-8 was brought to the market. Smith & Wesson dropped the Model 66 from production in 2005. There were a couple of reasons.

How much is a Winchester Model 66 revolver worth?

The MSRP of the Model 66 is $849, but street prices are seen in the mid-$600 range. With its proven performance, reliability and low-maintenance characteristics, the Model 66—either vintage or new—is a revolver belonging in every.357 Magnum aficionado’s collection.

When was the first Smith and Wesson rifle made?

From the time of the first totally enclosed cartridge—the .22 Short—introduced in 1857 to the modern X-frame in .460 and .500 S&W Magnum, the company has met the needs of handgunners, often before they even knew of that need. In 1957 Smith & Wesson introduced the Model 19 Combat Magnum at the behest of Border Patrolman Bill Jordan.