This auction is for a very excellent condition Smith & Wesson Model 66-4 with a 3" barrel in 38/357 calibre. These 3" Model 66s have developed a cult like following and for good reason, you have to hold one in your hands to truly appreciate one. The 3" barrel provides perfect balance and still has a full length ejector rod. It has been estimated that between 2500/5000 Model 66s have been produced by Smith & Wesson with 3" barrels as special runs for certain distributors. The vast majority of these have been either 66-2 or 66-3 models. The 66-4 were made in far fewer numbers and is my favorite of the series. The main difference is the rear sight which has a rounded front tang that is set into a slightly deeper groove machined in the top strap. This really enhances the look of the pistol as it streamlines the design. The 66-4 is the last version that still utilizes a forged hammer and trigger not the later MIM (metal injected molded) ones, and ofcourse it was manufactured without the disliked lock. The 66-4 was the first to be issued with rubber Uncle Mikes grips from the factory, and these are excellent and comfortable grips. I also acquired a pair of factory Hogue Bantam grips with the S&W logo that I feel are even better grips, so the winning bidder will get these in addition to the original grips. This revolver has the typical S&W smooth double action with perfect timing and lockup and has been well cared for over the years. The original owner shot it only a few times and when it came into my possession I had to shoot it once during a range session as you can see in my last photos. Bid with confidence, you won't be disappointed. The serial number prefix is CAL which denotes the year of manufacture as 1994.
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