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Old 03-01-2012, 12:21 PM
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Just traded for this 66-1. First one, looking forward to shooting.
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I think you'll like it. Just use full loads only about 10-15% of the time. Avoid the hot 125 and lighter grain .357 loads; they are very erosive.

If you don't like the Hogue grips, try Pachmayr Presentations. The older two-piece Pachs feel best, I think, if you can locate a pair.

The four-inch M-66 is probably as close to being the ideal all-round handgun as anything, and better than most.
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Just traded for this 66-1. First one, looking forward to shooting.
The Mod 66s in all barrel lengths are one of my favorites!!

Are you sure it's a 66-1? Looks to me like the rear sight assembly is stainless steel like the no-dash models...
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Yes it is a 66-1, and you're right it is stainless.I got it without a sight because the previous owner had a scope on it. He ordered a new sight from Numrich, and this is it. Pretty observant of you.
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I recently bought one just like it, been looking for years. Then I went and bought a Rossi model 92 lever action in 38/357 to go with it, great combo.





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Very nice... I actually just fell into this one,so I'll count my blessings. Gonna shoot it Saturday and get the old Dillon 550 back in action.
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What is up with all of these 66's? Let's see some more. Flightsimmer, I found a Puma 92 a few months ago with a 24" octagon barrel and love it. Most of my S&W's are 357 so it fits right in.
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NIce looking revolver there. The only 66 I owned was the 6" version and foolishly sold it.
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My first Model 66. A -1. Found this one locally. Was amazed how silky the double action was. Super accurate, too.

So, I opened it up for the usual inspection/cleaning that all my used revolvers get. No wonder it was smooth. The entire action had been polished and jeweled. First time I'd ever seen anything like that:
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Here's a picture to add to your thread. If you're like the rest of us 66 fans you'll be looking for the other barrel lengths soon...

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I think you're right. Already got my "sights" set for a 2 1/2".
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I just got my 66-2 recently and have only put a couple hundred round through it. I it sweet. I love it. Now I'm after a 27 or 28. Seems addictive. You only go around once.
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I just found out that my 66-1 is early production and does take the stainless rear sight. ordered the black one and it didn't fit...
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I just found out that my 66-1 is early production and does take the stainless rear sight. ordered the black one and it didn't fit...
That's interesting to hear. I thought the black sights starting in a second run of no dash 66's. I've got a no dash 66 with stainless sights front and back.



I can see changing or painting the rear sights, though mine don't bother me. I quite like the stainless front blade and it stands out nice and bright. If I'm looking hard at the front I don't usually notice the rear too much.

Nice find. I've never seen a M66 that didn't have a really nice trigger. But, JWK, the insides of your gun is wild. Never seen anything like it.

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I just put a 66-1 21/2 " on hold it is NIB. I'm working tward trying to learn the photo posting thing. Someday soon I'll post a bunch of pictures. I passed on the 4" & 6" guns from the same lot. I will probbly kick myself in the behind for letting them go. But as my collecting mentor always says you can't have em all.
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I just found out that my 66-1 is early production and does take the stainless rear sight. ordered the black one and it didn't fit...
Yes, the stainless rear sight should fit, no problem.

A rear sight made before 1968 (66 not introduced until 1970) wouldn't fit right because of the location of the screw that secures it but other than that, unless you got a new style rear sight ('rounded tip' - post 1994), it should fit just fine.
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