Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-01-2012, 01:21 PM
slowhand74 slowhand74 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 6
Likes: 2
Liked 3 Times in 1 Post
Default 66-1

Just traded for this 66-1. First one, looking forward to shooting.
Attached Thumbnails
-66-1-012-jpg   -66-1-013-jpg  

Last edited by slowhand74; 03-01-2012 at 01:29 PM. Reason: different pic
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #2  
Old 03-01-2012, 01:31 PM
Texas Star Texas Star is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 12,890
Likes: 9,532
Liked 5,179 Times in 2,700 Posts
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-01-2012, 02:00 PM
TDC's Avatar
TDC TDC is offline
SWCA Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,318
Likes: 77
Liked 666 Times in 226 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slowhand74 View Post
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...
__________________
Terry
S&WCA #2478
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #4  
Old 03-01-2012, 07:28 PM
slowhand74 slowhand74 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 6
Likes: 2
Liked 3 Times in 1 Post
Default 66-1

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.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-01-2012, 08:28 PM
flightsimmer's Avatar
flightsimmer flightsimmer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Indianapolis, SE side
Posts: 46
Likes: 0
Liked 26 Times in 9 Posts
Default

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.





10mm, when you care enough to send the very best.

Last edited by flightsimmer; 03-01-2012 at 08:32 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-01-2012, 10:44 PM
slowhand74 slowhand74 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 6
Likes: 2
Liked 3 Times in 1 Post
Default 66-1

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.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-01-2012, 11:05 PM
markeb's Avatar
markeb markeb is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Derby City, Kentucky
Posts: 1,011
Likes: 1,030
Liked 437 Times in 221 Posts
Default

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.
Attached Thumbnails
-gedc0491-jpg   -gedc0537-jpg   -gedc0196-jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-01-2012, 11:08 PM
pawncop pawncop is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 15,940
Likes: 1,517
Liked 2,261 Times in 1,151 Posts
Default

NIce looking revolver there. The only 66 I owned was the 6" version and foolishly sold it.
__________________
I am a sheep dog!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-01-2012, 11:14 PM
TAROMAN's Avatar
TAROMAN TAROMAN is offline
US Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: The wet side of Oregon
Posts: 4,687
Likes: 3,652
Liked 3,747 Times in 1,346 Posts
Default

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:
__________________
-jwk-
US Army '72-'95
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #10  
Old 03-02-2012, 01:05 AM
TDC's Avatar
TDC TDC is offline
SWCA Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,318
Likes: 77
Liked 666 Times in 226 Posts
Default

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...

__________________
Terry
S&WCA #2478
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #11  
Old 03-02-2012, 08:25 AM
slowhand74 slowhand74 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 6
Likes: 2
Liked 3 Times in 1 Post
Default 66-1

I think you're right. Already got my "sights" set for a 2 1/2".
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-02-2012, 08:35 AM
dwpmusic dwpmusic is offline
US Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 459
Likes: 25
Liked 115 Times in 57 Posts
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-07-2012, 01:35 PM
slowhand74 slowhand74 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 6
Likes: 2
Liked 3 Times in 1 Post
Default

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...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-07-2012, 04:25 PM
Vern's Avatar
Vern Vern is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Utah
Posts: 120
Likes: 1
Liked 88 Times in 41 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slowhand74 View Post
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.

Vern

Last edited by Vern; 03-07-2012 at 04:29 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-07-2012, 09:37 PM
bob1956 bob1956 is offline
US Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: southern maine
Posts: 440
Likes: 940
Liked 259 Times in 123 Posts
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-08-2012, 01:02 AM
snw19_357's Avatar
snw19_357 snw19_357 is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: N.AZ
Posts: 3,009
Likes: 36
Liked 494 Times in 201 Posts
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by slowhand74 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hogue, m66, model 66, pachmayr, rossi, scope

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:50 AM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)