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Newest 66, a 2.5Ē dash 2. Guess you canít have too many...
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Mine looks like everyone else's (4") but I really love this vantage point. Even from this view, the craftsmanship blows my mind.

Similar perspective....my 66-4
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2018 has been a good year.... Picked up this unfired new in the box 66-1 and this hard to find 3" -2..... now I have a trio.....
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19-3 1K20XXX, 1970 production. It’s got some holster burns and scratches but is in about 90% shape. No box or papers when I got it, and it’s my EDC. 48 years old, who knows what it has seen, and still in service. Thinking about getting it lettered

Y’all seen the new 19-9 Classic? It’s like the new 66, two piece barrel, one is a 4” and one is a 3” K-Comp.

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A 1979 4" 66-1, former duty weapon, lots of wear from carry, especially on the grips with a few dings here and there. Beautiful action/timing.



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I know this is old, but I had to add this one at least.

Model 19-8, 38 Special Only.





According to SCSW 4, there was a run of 213 made in March of 2000 for distributor RSR. That's the only information I can find on them. A lot of speculation, but that's about it.

In spite of the fact that it's marked as a 38 Special, it will in fact chamber 357 rounds, but I don't shoot magnum loads anyway.

I'll add one more while I'm kicking this back up.

Model 19-9. The "classic" Model 19. Well, we can argue over rather it's a classic or not, but I look at it as "classic" in the sense of a medium, frame 357. The gun is changed from the sweep of the frame from the rear sight to the grip, and the two piece 4.2" barrel, to the cylinder lock-up system and of course the dreaded lock. They did also eliminate the flat spot on the bottom of the forcing cone that many saw as a weakness of the Model 19.







I haven't fired it a lot, but have fired a box of 357 ammo through it, and really liked the way it shot. If there is anything I didn't like, the grips are maybe a little too narrow for my taste. I won't change them, I like my guns to look stock and as I said earlier, I don't shoot 357 ammo often, so these should be fine with 38's.
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Here is my 4Ē 19-3.

I swapped the football grips for S&W cut-outs because thatís what I like. Target hammer and trigger isnít necessarily my favorite configuration. I prefer the narrow serrated trigger, but itís fine like it is.



My 4Ē 66 no dash has the narrow serrated trigger that I prefer.


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Me too. I like the target hammer though. Not sure why other than it just feel better when cocking. More to get your finger on. Which shouldn't matter to me because I mostly shoot DA.

I totally agree on the trigger. Thinner is more natural to me.
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The model 66 no dash P&R is SN 4K1617x from 1973. The white outline black rear sight and case colored target trigger may have been owner installed? It has a yellow insert on front sight. The stocks have dark color very nice grain. Very good cosmetics, shoots fine, but well used.
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The model 19-4 P&R is SN 35K949x from 1978. Nickel plated, 98% condition, great lockup. No insert on front sight ramp. White outline black rear sight. Stocks are lighter color than the 66 and don't have as much grain. Left stock is relieved, if I understand the terminology correctly.
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My Combat Magnum. Had a deteriorating after market chrome job, so I had Ford's fix it.
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4" RB M19 with RB targets. Perfect!
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Be still my heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's a grail gun of mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have three 3 inch 66s but man that gun just makes me !!!

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Haven't added one (to my own thread) for awhile so here's a Florida Highway Patrol nickel 19-2, with a 5" barrel.
Very nice, I like the perportions with the 5Ē barrel
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My only revolver 19-5 just bought it and I think I need a N frame to go with it



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66-2 and 66-1 (originally shipped to the local Sheriff's Office)

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What did they charge, and how do you like their bluing? Iím about 30 miles from their shop.
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What did they charge, and how do you like their bluing? I’m about 30 miles from their shop.
I think about $325.00. A long wait, but worth it. Nice folks, so I'm sure they would like you to visit.
My revolver chrome finish was deteriorating from fifty years in a CPD holster. I am quite happy with the result.
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How i could forget about this 66-4? It should have been posted with the snubs above.

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Top is 66 no dash. Bottom is 19-4. Thanks for letting me show them off!
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After years of watching, I've finally joined the Model 19 club. Here is a 19-3 with some holster wear and some marks on the grips. It's a 7K38xxx serial, so it's likely 1974 or 1975 ship date. Any more info than that would be appreciated.
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I've got a 19-8 and I think it's one of my favorites also. It, and yours are really nice looking guns. Mine is marked as "38 S&W Special Cartridge" on the barrel, but it does in fact chamber 357's. I've never fired anything but 38's and most likely won't. I've got a couple others for 357.

I posted about it in this thread earlier, but I had to comment because your's is about the only other -8 I've seen.

Here's a couple pictures of it with the Altamont "Ropers" I added since the original pictures.



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Read thru many posts of guys collecting different 66's in regards to barrel lengths and dashes. Been thinking of trading/selling a 66-3 4"; Pachmeyer grips, no box or paperwork, but very clean, as I'd like to use it to finance another purchase. But after seeing these multiple 66 collections above I'm torn and would probably resent it after the new purchase. Around here, there sure haven't been many nice 66's for sale let alone any other than 4" or 6". Didn't have a 66-3, just a no-dash, that's why I picked it up. I've checked on GunBroker and comparable ones are ~$700 but to people ACTUALLY get that for them. At several gun shows here in IN, I've seen some 66, 19, 686 list for well over that! But wonder if they actually sell or just keep hoping they sell? Still on the fence whether or not to keep it in my collection or sell it if $ is right. Any thoughts wold be appreciated. Thanks.
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I had this 66-1 but unfortunately I let it slip away. It is an original 4" round butt special ordered by the Ok. Dept. of Corrections. Someone had done a great job of customizing it, probably to hide all the scars it received as a duty gun in a concrete jungle. Serial# ANS10**, I was told by someone here a couple years ago that it actually shipped out in the '90s.
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Read thru many posts of guys collecting different 66's in regards to barrel lengths and dashes. Been thinking of trading/selling a 66-3 4"; Pachmeyer grips, no box or paperwork, but very clean, as I'd like to use it to finance another purchase. But after seeing these multiple 66 collections above I'm torn and would probably resent it after the new purchase. Around here, there sure haven't been many nice 66's for sale let alone any other than 4" or 6". Didn't have a 66-3, just a no-dash, that's why I picked it up. I've checked on GunBroker and comparable ones are ~$700 but to people ACTUALLY get that for them. At several gun shows here in IN, I've seen some 66, 19, 686 list for well over that! But wonder if they actually sell or just keep hoping they sell? Still on the fence whether or not to keep it in my collection or sell it if $ is right. Any thoughts wold be appreciated. Thanks.
I think the market for revolvers is "softening" lately. Another user commented that sales on the forum here are slow and usually sell for less than the asking price. I checked the broker recently and a common model 66 auction sold for $600 or so. You can find many listed at very high prices, they're hoping for a buyer looking for their specific gun. I think the Pachmeyer stocks might reduce the desirability somewhat to a collector, but would be good for a person looking for a shooter. If you can do a great job marketing it and put it up as a no reserve auction, you might get a good price. As far as keeping it, depends whether you would be happier with that other item you are trying to fund!
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Interesting gun, never saw one like it. I would like a 3" round butt 19 or 66 , but I guess they are rare and pricey. Is that a bead blasted frame and barrel?
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I think the market for revolvers is "softening" lately. Another user commented that sales on the forum here are slow and usually sell for less than the asking price. I checked the broker recently and a common model 66 auction sold for $600 or so. You can find many listed at very high prices, they're hoping for a buyer looking for their specific gun. I think the Pachmeyer stocks might reduce the desirability somewhat to a collector, but would be good for a person looking for a shooter. If you can do a great job marketing it and put it up as a no reserve auction, you might get a good price. As far as keeping it, depends whether you would be happier with that other item you are trying to fund!
Thanks for your insights Art66. I've seen a lot of private collectors at gun shows with outrageous S&W prices and not many buyers. Then I see them at later shows and they've got the same inflated prices on the same S&W ones I saw at the previous show. Think I shop this one around; it's a nice shooter but not a collector piece.
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Hmm, can't recall if I've put this one here before or not LOL, that's what I get for not stopping by sooner, wonderful classics in this thread. 1978 66-1

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heres my 19's
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I kinda like the Combat Magnums myself...
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My P&R M19-4 from 1980:



My current (today) favorite of the collection.
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Model 19 no dash. Serial number starts at 422
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Bad photo of my recent LGS find. 4" 19-3. Has a little holster wear on the muzzle and high points on the cylinder, but the trigger is wonderful. $499.00 was too good to pass up. Came with a Bianchi leather holster and a trigger shoe that I removed and these wooden grips which I'm not a fan of, will probably replace them with some traditional Smith grips. If anyone can ID what these grips may be I would appreciate the info however.
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My 19-3 and 19-4, both in great shape.
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I have a 99% M-66-1 with both the original rubber Combat grips, and a rosewood set of Altamont grips. I prefer the Altamonts for looks. BobK
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I sold my 4" 1963 M19-2.




And I sold my 6" 1967 M19-2.




And I sold my 6" 1982 CHP M68-2.




And my 6" 1980 M66-1 is a keeper.
Its not going anywhere.
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"And I sold my 6" 1982 CHP M68-2."
Did you mean M66-2?
No, you did not. My initial search on wikipedia had no result for Model 68. Later, a google search found a result.
If anyone else is unfamiliar with the CHP M68, here is a link with the full, very interesting story.
The Smith & Wesson Model 68 | RevolverGuy.com

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I'll go to my grave with this 66-1
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What's not to like about a K frame .357?
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What's not to like about a K frame .357?
I'm still working on an answer, but haven't come up with anything yet. M19-3 (1974), M66-1 (1980)
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I...but haven't come up with anything yet.
I can't think of a single thing either.

I'll add this 3" fixed sight version that went to Germany in 1972.
and it still has its stocks.

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My P&R M19-4 from 1980:



My current (today) favorite of the collection.
So much for that hosting site. LOL

Anyway, Iíve added a 6Ē M66-5 to go with my 6Ē M19-4
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My 66-3 Lew Horton special one of 300 and the paper discribeing it. Mine has S&W wood grips instead of uncle mikes that the paper says. I seen one more, it also had grips like mine but with a diamound ivory inlay.



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Wow! That 66-3 Lew Horton Special is loaded with upgrades! I did not know they had a modified model 66.
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Pretty happy with my 19-5.
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