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Just picked up last week.Never owned a big bore snubbie before much less shot one.😂Hell of a hand cannon and Iíll leave it at that😂
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Nice, that's what I keep on the night stand. They are beautiful revolvers.
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Good looking package you picked up. IMHO the 2 1/2" model 19/66's are the ideal all around self defense revolvers.

At 71 I on longer enjoy shooting full tilt .357 Magnum ammo in the one I have. The Underwood Ammo Company makes some Great 38 special +P ammo.

Georgia Arms offers a .357 Magnum round rated at 1,100 FPS, it has a snap to it but nothing like the real deal .357 Magnum ammo.
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At 71? I never enjoyed the full-house magnums...except for right at dusk when you tell a buddy, "check this out".

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I have a 66-2. You will enjoy shooting it,nice balance.
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Beautiful gun! I canít even see a turn line on it. It is a jewel! Enjoy! Hugh


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Thanks for the comments.I enjoyed shooting the magnum ammo but the 38 +Ps were easier on the hand.Diffidently need to keep that grip.
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piece with itís age.Box isnít numbered to the gun but is correct for the piece and aftermarket grips.But Iím looking for a set for it.Anyone do the typewriter labels?
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Great gun, please go out and find a set of original grips that fit on e-bay or the here on the forum, It will increase the value and make it a lot more aesthetically accurate. Those grips/stock are from a late model 19/66.
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Thanks for the comments.I enjoyed shooting the magnum ammo but the 38 +Ps were easier on the hand.Diffidently need to keep that grip.
I don't shoot .38s in any of my .357s.

That's why I like .357s.

Really nice find you got there.
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While you're waiting for the correct grips put on a set of Pachmayr boot grips. They fill your hand a little better and tame the recoil a bit!

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Not a 66, but its first cousin, wearing Pachmayr Compac Pro grips. Not much to look at but extremely comfortable.

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That is a beautiful gun Gerinamo 69!! I have a no dash and a -1 in 2.5". Both are super clean guns. One has correct box and the other is gun only wearing a tyler T grip adapter. These are awesome guns. I find them highly accurate at the range and easy to carry or stick in a bedside drawer. I shoot 357 magnums through mine. I would buy a model 15 if I was only going to use .38 specials or a model 64.


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Not a 66, but its first cousin, wearing Pachmayr Compac Pro grips. Not much to look at but extremely comfortable.

Bill-Yours is the only one of those Iíve ever seen, and I never grow tired of seeing it. This one and your duty gun 3 inch 13 are right up my alley. Thanks

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66s are nice guns, But, a 357 isn't a big bore. You need to start with a 4 for that.
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Nice Roscoe.

I have it's cousin, also a 2.5".

Got me out of a pickle a time or three when I was still wearing a tin shield.

Congrats and thanks for sharing it.
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66s are nice guns, But, a 357 isn't a big bore. You need to start with a 4 for that.
You fast crank a cylinder of stout 158 grain magnums in the 2.5" and it certainly feels big enough bored to me.

Anyone on the other end isn't saying.
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Nice! It took me a long time to find a 2.5" 66. It had been fired before so I took it out to the range and shot it some--it shot great and made me regret all those years I went without one.

Here's mine with Ahrends cocobolo grips, courtesy of Fide686; no longer made and true cocobolo is scarce now, sad to say.
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I picked up my 66-1 last year at a gun show in Little Rock. The Nill stocks and a Wilson spring kit make it one of my favorites for the range.
I only shoot .38 special and that makes for a nice comfortable shoot.

Loving my 66-1 and you are going to enjoy that beautiful baby that you picked up.

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66s are nice guns, But, a 357 isn't a big bore. You need to start with a 4 for that.
Iíve always been partial to the 44 magnum myself.I carry the delta elite 10mm most of the time.And well the 44 has a 8 3/8 barrel so not really conventional as a carry piece and itís heavy 😂
Just wanted something different plus I donít have to police my brass🤔
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Not saying a 357n isn't effective, Just saying it is not a big bore. My 325s, 396, 296 are big bore carry snubs.
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Great find and a really great handgun!

My 66-2, wearing stags and a Tyler T, and a 66-5 are two of my favorites.
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Not saying a 357n isn't effective, Just saying it is not a big bore. My 325s, 396, 296 are big bore carry snubs.




Now if you want to start measuring then those are just childís play 66-1



Left to right...SW 500-4Ē S&W PC 460XVR - 3.5Ē

Ruger 454 Casull 2.5Ē 44 Magnum 3Ē







I like the 460 XVR the most off all of those. It weighs in at 60 Oz . The 500SW at 56 oz.





With all the big bore stuff I have shot and own I still think the 357 magnum is an incredible round (the most power in a reasonable carry package) and is a true man stopper. It's been around since the mid 1930a and is still my round of choice when carrying a revolver for SD.
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