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Old 12-03-2016, 10:36 PM
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My Uncle gave me his 66 no dash 4". He bought it new in 1975 I believe. He had S&W jewel the trigger and the hammer. It's in great condition as he didn't shoot it much over the years. He gave it to his son (my cousin) who has had possession of it for about the last 5 or 6 years. My cousin (was more like a brother) passed away unexpectedly this past July. My Uncle said my cousin Ralph would have wanted me to have it. I'm honored to have this fine firearm that is a family heirloom. I have cherished it for the past 3 or 4 months and kept the fact that I have it pretty private. I have taken it to the range only once. Some time has passed and I think it's now ok for me to post it as I'm so proud to have it and pass it down to my grand children someday. I wanted to share a photo of this beauty with you all.


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Old 12-03-2016, 10:39 PM
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That gun will do most anything the average person needs a handgun to do. I gave my son a S&W 66-2 a few years ago.

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Possibly the the best wheel gun Smith and Wesson made. Certainly my favorite. Enjoy your piece of family history.
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Very nice example of a no dash 66. The stocks are particularly beautiful.

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Sorry for your loss! That is a beautiful piece of Americana. Cherish it and shoot it. But also take good care of it!
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That is very nice! I love the jeweling. Really accents the stainless nicely. And thanks for sharing your story. My 66-ND was likely born on a date real close to yours. Enjoy!!! PEN
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Sorry to hear about your cousin, but it sounds like he and your Uncle think highly of you.

It is a beautiful gun and what special memories it will have for you!

Make sure that you pass that history down, and perhaps put the history to pen and paper, just in case something happens.

Enjoy shooting her, and the memories.
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My Uncle gave me his 66 no dash 4". He bought it new in 1975 I believe. He had S&W jewel the trigger and the hammer. It's in great condition as he didn't shoot it much over the years. He gave it to his son (my cousin) who has had possession of it for about the last 5 or 6 years. My cousin (was more like a brother) passed away unexpectedly this past July. My Uncle said my cousin Ralph would have wanted me to have it. I'm honored to have this fine firearm that is a family heirloom. I have cherished it for the past 3 or 4 months and kept the fact that I have it pretty private. I have taken it to the range only once. Some time has passed and I think it's now ok for me to post it as I'm so proud to have it and pass it down to my grand children someday. I wanted to share a photo of this beauty with you all.
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Beautiful gun and very nice that it is a family heirloom.

I inherited a few guns from my Dad. One of them, a Model 25-2, I remember my Dad buying at an open air swap meet when I was a little kid. The transaction included an on-the-spot lesson in the difference between the .45 ACP and .45 Colt, and how this gun could shoot both. I was instantly in awe of the capabilities of that gun. Buying a gun was a rare event for my family, and he was so excited with his new toy. That gun is a sweet shooter and sure brings back wonderful memories whenever I hold it.


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Beautiful example. My wife went to the police academy with a 66-2. Great firearm, enjoy it.
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I'm not sure non-gun folks would ever understand the significance of an heirloom gun like your Model 66. These guns are so much more than just "a gun."

I'm always so happy to see and hear of someone who receives such a treasure and that appreciates the connection to their kin and doesn't ask about value or possible markets.

Create memories with the Model 66 with your family and hopefully you may even be able to "pass it on with a warm hand," like your uncle was able to do with his son and with you.
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We were issued those back in the 70's and were told by a Smith rep to practice with .38's and carry .357's on duty. Most of our -0's had to go back to Smith for modifications. I don't remember why, only that a lot of them locked up on when we first tried them on the range. Still a very nice revolver. Keep it in the family.
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That's a beauty. The 66 is a great handgun and the family history that goes with it is icing on the cake. I hope you enjoy it for many years before passing it along.
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