Here is a specimen of the last variant of the highly popular Smith & Wesson .357 Combat Magnum Stainless, numbered model 66, seventh engineering change, from early in 2004, given its CJN serial number prefix. Type is double- and single-action revolver; stainless steel construction on S&W’s reinforced Magnum style K frame that is factory drilled to accept optic mounts on top of the frame; 6 shot cylinder capacity; caliber .38 Special and .357 Magnum interchangeably; 2 1/2 inch two-piece barrel; entire stainless main construction; .312 smooth faced combat MIM case colored with matching .375 semi-target serrated flat faced hammer; transfer bar internal safety system with floating firing pin; pinned-in anodized Red Ramp front sight, with rounded anodized white outline adjustable rear sights; weight 33 1/4 ounces empty; smooth surface round butt grip frame with strain screw trigger adjustment. All 66-7 revolvers, of course, come with Smith & Wesson’s patented internal lock system and two keys as the photos show. This specimen comes from an international trade, where the Australian Department of Environment Wildlife Officers went modern and equipped themselves with new M&P autos. We think the Aussies made a bad trade, but we’re glad we got this 2 1/2 inch round butt 66. Surface detractions are minimal, with faint holster buffing here and there, and very faint whitening to the anodized matte sight edges. We rate it as Excellent, since no more than 10 percent of its surfaces are affected by our estimate. Photos, at any rate, ought to suffice for prospective owners to judge finish grade for themselves.
It is Excellent mechanically. Blast effect to the under side of the frame top strap is negligible, only faint carbon deposit with not even any etching. This revolver has fired very few if any magnum rounds. Double action trigger pull is smooth and consistent, and the hammer travels on average 10 degrees on all six positions after the cylinder times into place on double action. On single action, the hammer travels 25 degrees on all six after timing; and the single action trigger pull is a tight but crisp original 4 1/4 pounds. Bore, cylinder chambers and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent. Lateral play to the cylinder is negligible, less than 1/2 mm, both with the trigger relaxed and with it fully depressed. Cylinder face to forcing cone gap is a perfect .006. We do not detect any endshake at all on this revolver. Grips are original issue Michaels combat with only faint scouring on the right panel’s backstrap area. We are furnishing this 66-7 in a current production Smith & Wesson blue factory case with instruction manual and a California Compliant cable lock to supplement its internal lock. Replacement pricing on the nearest thing in production nowadays, the much heavier 2 1/2 inch model 686, is well over $800 in our area. We’re offering this classy, eminently serviceable 66-7 Stainless, however, for only $ 569.95.
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