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Old 02-09-2020, 09:37 AM
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LGS find. Looks to be shot little. Apparently it was brought in by a middle aged couple to whom it was left from a parent’s estate. Serial number starts 4K50 so I think that places it in 1973. It came with a very clean Safariland holster from the same period, or there abouts. The action is perfect and still has its trigger stop. The stainless rear sight is neat.

I think read a couple time on the forums in years past that the original 66’s had stainless hammers and triggers whose searing surfaces couldnt retain an edge. Am I recalling correctly?








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Old 02-09-2020, 09:46 AM
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Great revolver. I own one of its siblings with the S/S sights. I dont believe the hammers nor triggers were ever S/S. I believe they were flash chromed.
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The Stainless sights were only on the early guns........

That one looks like what I call a "sock drawer gun"
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Stainless internals were only used on the Model 60s from the early to mid 1960's.
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Stainless internals were only used on the Model 60s from the early to mid 1960's.
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No box? No papers? Still, that's a nice survivor right there. It is a very early production Model 66. I'd shoot it, but sparingly and not with 110 or 125 grain bullets.
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I have a 1976 that looks just like it, great gun.
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