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Old 03-18-2017, 01:57 PM
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Went to the gun show today with the intentions of picking up my 1st 44 magnum. (Smith of course) Only 1, a Model 69. Did not do anything for me personally. So, shortly after I walked in, I had spotted a 2.5" 19-5, and the same in a 66-2. Were both at asking of $800. The 3rd time through, I asked the seller if he would take $725 for the 66. He said he just bought more guns, and could use some money, YES!
I have never owned a 19, or a 66. Wanted 1 even though not a .44. Hardly any wear. I would guess it was fired very little. How badly did I do at $725? No box, just gun. Serial# AEK83xx. Bob
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nice find...and a good solid deal as well
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If you're happy with the gun and can still pay the rent this month, you did fine. 10 guys will tell you they found one at a higher price and 7 will say they only paid XX for theirs. Price seems fair retail.
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Nice one Bob! I have a dash 2 as well. One of the best carry revolvers S&W made. I think you did good on the price seeing how the prices have been rising on the snub nose k frames.
Now don't you go and lay that one on rocks for taking pictures!!
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You just cannot beat the classic looks of a S&W revolver, they're works of art. When I go to the range w/one of mine I get looks from the younger guys shooting their plastic wonders. I'm not knocking them, I own a Glock 17 & an LCP, but like my old man guns better.
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Very nice!

At a gun show last weekend, I found one of my grail guns, a "minty" 686-3 2.5" with original combats. I've seen a few others, but they were asking $900-$1100 without the combats, $1300+ with. I stumble across this beauty for $950. Talked him down to $900 with combats, $750 without; I agreed to the former and damn near tore my rotator cuff reaching for my wallet.

I am sure it's been fired, but very little. There's no end shake and a barely visible turn line. Not sure where others are finding these critters for $500-$650, but they don't live in my world. It has become good friends with my 66-1 2.5" and 627 snubbie.
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Terrible deal. I'll send you $600 and you send me the gun to alleviate all that ails you in the ways of the 66.
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Nice one Bob! I have a dash 2 as well. One of the best carry revolvers S&W made. I think you did good on the price seeing how the prices have been rising on the snub nose k frames.
Now don't you go and lay that one on rocks for taking pictures!!
I gave that up! Bob
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Very nice!

At a gun show last weekend, I found one of my grail guns, a "minty" 686-3 2.5" with original combats. I've seen a few others, but they were asking $900-$1100 without the combats, $1300+ with. I stumble across this beauty for $950. Talked him down to $900 with combats, $750 without; I agreed to the former and damn near tore my rotator cuff reaching for my wallet.

I am sure it's been fired, but very little. There's no end shake and a barely visible turn line. Not sure where others are finding these critters for $500-$650, but they don't live in my world. It has become good friends with my 66-1 2.5" and 627 snubbie.
I could have bought a 686, 2.5" cheaper, but it had the I.L. Opted not to even though it was nice. Bob
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Nice moneybags! Looks like my no dash.
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Anyone have a date on AEK83xx? Thanks, Bob
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Looks to be mid-1984. Enjoy!
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686-3 : Paid not much less, but 4 years ago. I'd say you got a nice deal for a great revolver

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I was lucky enough to buy one of those $500 686 snubbies about four years ago. The owner wanted some cash to buy some black plastic 9mm semi-auto. He even threw in a Bianchi holster, two speed loaders and a speedloader pouch.
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Went to a local gun show today, the prices of S&W revolvers are skyrocketing around here I looked really hard and couldn't find any model 66s to be had at any price, So to answer the OP's Question, I don't know if you got a good price or not, at least you got one.
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Here is the deal. That money would have been spent one way or the other. Putting it towards that beautiful Model 66-2 means you've got something to show for it and chances are you'll be able to regroup your money or more if or when you need it.
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That gun is only going up! Nice buy
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Went to a local gun show today, the prices of S&W revolvers are skyrocketing around here I looked really hard and couldn't find any model 66s to be had at any price, So to answer the OP's Question, I don't know if you got a good price or not, at least you got one.
There were very few Smith revolvers at the show. Sure they had J frames lying around. It has been a while that I have seen less. Bob
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You were my inspiration! Bob
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686-3 : Paid not much less, but 4 years ago. I'd say you got a nice deal for a great revolver

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I was lucky enough to buy one of those $500 686 snubbies about four years ago. The owner wanted some cash to buy some black plastic 9mm semi-auto. He even threw in a Bianchi holster, two speed loaders and a speedloader pouch.
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I knew it wouldn't take long for one of the "I paid $500 for mine" characters to come along.
I hope your friend that felt the need to drop $500 on a plastic gun has seen his mistake.

I am thinking about selling the combats (like the looks, but not the feel), which would get me in the $600-$650 club. I am an accumulator more than a collector. Might as well get em to someone that needs em.

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I could have bought a 686, 2.5" cheaper, but it had the I.L. Opted not to even though it was nice. Bob
Yep, same here. A 686 with IL wasn't an option.

Can anyone tell me the year of release for serial # BFU3371 - I am thinking 88-89.

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Congratulations! I've got a -2 and love it! Good deal!
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I was lucky enough to buy one of those $500 686 snubbies about four years ago. The owner wanted some cash to buy some black plastic 9mm semi-auto. He even threw in a Bianchi holster, two speed loaders and a speedloader pouch.
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Are those the grips that came on your 686?
The gun had Hogue rubber grips when I bought it. The current stocks are from Altamont. They are a non-catalog item that were made for TALO distributers.

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I just noticed that the OPs mod. 66 appears to have a case hardened hammer. Perhaps it is the photograph lighting. Regardless, a 2.5" model 66 is a great snag.
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I just noticed that the OPs mod. 66 appears to have a case hardened hammer. Perhaps it is the photograph lighting. Regardless, a 2.5" model 66 is a great snag.
It does. Wondered about it myself. It is a shooter, and that is OK. Trigger feels real good on it. Bob
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