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Old 09-09-2021, 11:09 PM
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I have a LNIB 1973 four inch Model 66 complete w/the magna & factory oversize combat grips, also kept in the box. Itís had less than 100 rounds of .38 standard pressure rounds fired through it and Iím curious to know what members think itís worth today.

FWIW I got it from a retired LEO friend who fired five rounds in Ď73, cleaned it and put it in his safe. Iíve owned it for about two years but have no interest in parting w/it. Thx in advance for any help. Sorry, no pics.
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More info, please. Is it a snubby? What dash? "Oversize" combat grips? If it's a snubby in like new condition with the box, paper, tools, and factory combat grips, I'd think it's worth well north of $1,000 in today's market, but I'm no expert.
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Factory "combat" grips means the finger-grooved type, which are extremely desirable and bring top dollar (think in the $150-$250 range) all by themselves.

Original grips were probably the "target" style which, in 1973, would have featured the "football" style cut-out on the left grip. The "magna" grips were standard for many other K-frames of the time, but not the basic Model 66 in 4" version. If dated to 1973 yours could be one of the earlier versions that featured stainless steel rear sight, which was later changed to the more common blued version.

A 1973 vintage Model 66 will be pinned and recessed. 4" barrel in like-new condition with original box would probably bring in the $800-plus range in most parts of the country, perhaps more if one of the earliest types.

Photos and more particulars would be helpful.
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Factory "combat" grips means the finger-grooved type, which are extremely desirable and bring top dollar (think in the $150-$250 range) all by themselves.

Original grips were probably the "target" style which, in 1973, would have featured the "football" style cut-out on the left grip. The "magna" grips were standard for many other K-frames of the time, but not the basic Model 66 in 4" version. If dated to 1973 yours could be one of the earlier versions that featured stainless steel rear sight, which was later changed to the more common blued version.

A 1973 vintage Model 66 will be pinned and recessed. 4" barrel in like-new condition with original box would probably bring in the $800-plus range in most parts of the country, perhaps more if one of the earliest types.

Photos and more particulars would be helpful.
I picked up an unfired 4" 1978 manufactured 66-1 off gunbroker a couple months back for 805 dollars. That included the box, papers, and tools.

The OP's gun being a no dash would add value for some, and if it has the stainless rear sight can add 100 to 150 to the gun. I would say 800-900 is in the ball park for most like new or nice plane jane 66s.

If OP's has the stainless sights... 1000-1200 might not be much of a reach. Collectors do like no dashes and stainless sights.
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I have a LNIB 1973 four inch Model 66 complete w/the magna & factory oversize combat grips, also kept in the box. Itís had less than 100 rounds of .38 standard pressure rounds fired through it and Iím curious to know what members think itís worth today.

FWIW I got it from a retired LEO friend who fired five rounds in Ď73, cleaned it and put it in his safe. Iíve owned it for about two years but have no interest in parting w/it. Thx in advance for any help. Sorry, no pics.
1250.00 any day of the week, and UP. I had a 2 1/2 inch, ( 1985 Gun) sell not long ago on GB for 1350ish. I like yours more than mine.

The magna and combats would prob easily fetch 4-500 on their own.
So I would say if you DID sell, gun with original stocks 1350ish.

Extra stocks, 4-500.

If anyone wanted to really split hairs, let's say 1200 for gun. 400 for extra stocks. 1600.
I understand you are not selling, but If I had it and was, stocks would be sold separate, and gun with originals would sell by itself.

Its a great package. Keep EVERYTHNG!

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