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    New Smith

    Well, new to me anyway. Picked up this 66-3 on trade today, and I am very pleased. The 2 1/2" K frames, particularly the model 19's have long been a favorite of mine, but this is my first 66. It came with the original magnas as well as the rubber boot grips that are on it, though I think maybe it needs a nice dark set of smooth wood grips to really set it off.



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    Nice lookin and a Smith should serve you well.
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    The snubby 66s have a way of growing on you. My 2.5" 66-4 has become one of my favorite carry guns ... Although I am not particularly fond of the Uncle Mike's rubber grips, they are good at the range. I do like Ahrend's finger-groove cocobolos on my K-frames the best, though.
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    The 66's are fine revolvers. With heavy use of heavy magnum loads they (as other K frames) will loosen up.

    Only down side is that the 2 1/2 ejector stroke is just a tad short of clearing the cylinder and you can occasionally get a spent cartridge or 2 to hang up.

    Mine I sent to Cylinder and Slide and had the cylinder cut for moon clips and the cylinder walls had a light chamfer and hone job as well. Works great, loads fast.

    Been a dependable backup and primary for many years.

    As for the grips ... there are some really nice wood grips, but many of the smooth finish are a little slippery ... so you need to balance between form and function.
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    Since I have large hands, I prefer the Gripper grips over the stock Smith grips.

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    Dang that's a pretty gun. I wonder what silly person traded that to you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NGIB
    Dang that's a pretty gun. I wonder what silly person traded that to you...
    Some guy that had spent a career in the Air Force, so clearly he didn't have his head screwed on straight.
    The sights are always aligned, you are out of alignment.

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    Yeah, those Air Force guys are very weird...
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    Another vote for 66 snubby

    I've had a 66-3 snubby for several years and it has become one of my favorites:


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    Hey.... I am an old wierd Air Force guy (56-60) but I didn't trade off my 66-1 P&R

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    Great lookin guns!! VHinch, get ya a Tyler T-Grip adapter (chrome) and slap those magnas on there! She'll be ready to turn heads! I love my Model66.. Unfortunately I've not been able to find any "original" wood grips for it.. I like the rubber grip it came with, but something about those old wooden grips just turn me on.. Congrats on the new piece!!
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    Update for some new pics. Found the grips I was looking for to dress this one up a little.



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    Good for you! I hope that we can enjoy our revolvers for many years to come. For myself, I prefer stainless with red -- like coco bolo heartwood. These are from hogue.
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