For quite some time during the 1960s and 1970s, Taurus .38 Special revolvers gained a modest foothold in the U.S. Market, competing with lower end German made RG and FIE Revolvers on the one hand, and with the Smith & Wesson K-38 series on the other hand and upper end. In 1970, Bangor Punta gained control of Taurus Importation, and Taurus marketing piggybacked onto Smith & Wesson marketing by two principal distributors, IDI or International Distributors in Miami, and Dave’s House of Guns in Dallas. By the late 1970s, Taurus metallurgy was sufficiently advanced to produce a full house .357 Magnum revolver, modeled closely on the K frame 5 screw design. By our best information, the Taurus Model 66 hit the market in early 1978. This specimen’s serial number is extremely low, 3900 range, and we believe it is part of the first production run manufactured in 1977. It comes to us from a Memphis Retiree whose relatives bought it new in Dallas at Dave’s House of Guns, the same establishment we bought scores of Tauruses from in the 1980s. We consider it to be eminently collectable. Finish is classic Taurus semi-gloss blue with a hint of heat-treated purple. Its .312 serrated face trigger and semi-target .375 hammer are classic old gold-and-purple tinted Taurus; serrated cylinder fluting and plain oil finished Brazilian Walnut grips are original as well. This Model 66 has a 4 inch ribbed heavy barrel with integral serrated ramp front sight and windage and elevation adjustable rear sight. Surface detractions are minimal, only faint amounts of whitening on the rear sight edges, on the muzzle edges, and at the high points of the cylinder. We rate it as Excellent, since no more than 10 percent of its finish is affected. Photos, at any rate, ought to suffice for our distinguished shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. It is Excellent mechanically. Blast effect to the under side of the frame top strap is negligible, barely any carbon deposit much less anything like cutting; and the cylinder face shows only minimal carbon deposits. From its condition, and from our knowledge of its suburbanite owner, we do not believe it has been fired more than 50 times. Bore, cylinder chambers, and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent. We’re offering this very attractive, eminently collectable early Carter Era Taurus for only $ 539.00. Not transferable to civilian residents of California, District of Colombia, or Massachusetts.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> $15 lower 48; $40 Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority, insured with Delivery Confirmation. Don’t let your buddies use your account, that kind of thing smells like felony level straw purchase attempt. NO AMEX NO PAYPAL. GA Pay / MC/Visa/Discover/USPS MO paid orders shipped ASAP. 7 day hold on checks. FFL ok by fax, e-mail or mail, please ask your dealer to put your name and Gun Brand on there. 7 day money back on used, no return on New Items, layaway, or ammo. We do not pay transfer fees or return shipping. Lay-away 20% down, balance in 90 days. Phone hours 8:30 – 4:30 CST Mon - Fri CST. Local pickup OK. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We Buy, Sell, or Trade. We always have, since 1952.
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