Here is the final form of the immensely popular classic Smith & Wesson .357 Combat Magnum Stainless, the Model 66-7. This one’s serial number prefix is CHS, manufactured in July, 2004. The Model 66, of course, was discontinued in 2005, much to our disappointment. This 66-7 is the final variant after the K frame was strengthened and lengthened some time around 1998 with several of the 66-5s, and MIM case colored .312 smooth combat trigger and .375 semi-target cleat serrated hammer. Barrel, of course, is 4 inches, and the weight empty is a well balanced 38 ounces. This was one of the few made with the new two-piece barrel and recessed muzzle. It comes with Smith & Wesson’s patented internal lock and two keys, and it is legal for transfer to eligible California and Massachusetts residents. We rate this specimen as a strong Very Good, close to Excellent. Its chief detraction is one visible streak and a few more less conspicuous ones on the side plate, right hand side of the frame, probably from strap or snap contact from normal duty wear, and buffing to the sides of the muzzle and trigger guard. Sight edges show moderate whitening. Otherwise, this 66-7 is very nice, and the side plate would buff out if someone has the time and talent. The recessed area of the muzzle had a moderate amount of carbon fouling, normal for this late type of revolver. We rate it as 85 to 90 percent finishwise, but photos should suffice for interested parties to judge finish grade for themselves. Grips are new replacement Pachmayr SK-GR Gripper, the best-handling and best looking combat grips on the market. This 66-7 in Excellent Mechanically. Bore and cylinder chambers are bright, clean, and excellent. Blast effect to the under side of the frame top strap is negligible and only amounts to a thin shallow impress area that traverses about 1/3 of the width of the top strap. Lateral play to the cylinder is minimal, less than 1/2 mm by our estimate, both with the trigger pulled and with it relaxed. Double action trigger pull is smooth and consistent, and the hammer travels an exceptional 15 degrees after the cylinder times into place in all six positions. On single action, the hammer travels an additional 30 to 35 degrees after the cylinder times, and the single action trigger pull is a crisp original 4 1/4 pounds. Cylinder face to forcing cone gap is a perfect .006. Other specs are Red Ramp front sight and windage adjustable flat white outline sight. We have had positive experience with the later floating firing pin variant Smith & Wessons like this one, and very positive reports from our Arizona marksmen who really put them through their paces. This revolver comes in a new Smith & Wesson plastic case with two keys for its internal lock. Own one of the last specimens of a classic, the Model 66 Smith & Wesson Combat Magnum Stainless, for only $ 519.95 Transferable to civilian buyers in all jurisdictions of the United States of America. God bless Mr. Otis McDonald!
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