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Old 06-11-2018, 10:04 AM
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Smile Model 19 or Model 66 2.5" Barrel

I do not have any "Safe Queens" or Collectables. All my firearms are working/shooters.
Having a firearm just to keep in a safe never made any senses to me. This is like having a top hunting dog and never keep it as a house pet or marrying a beauty queen and never touching her. ( I married a beauty queen and we had six children).

My Dad said if you don't used or shoot the firearm, the next owner will.

Originally Posted by old bear View Post
Jimmy, the 2 1/2" model 19 is one of the must have classic "cool guy's" revolver. I'm lucky enough to have several and with one exception they will be the last firearms I ever give up.

I also have several 2 1/2" model 66's and one of these will the LAST firearm I give up. The advantages of the stainless steel are just about impossible to beat.

So if you want a working revolver go with the model 66. If you want something to add to the collection that can be used from time to time go with the classic model 19.

Or better yet, buy one each.
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