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I have acquired this very clean 66-5. I believe it is a “stocking dealers special” product code 10272. I have read this model has a bull barrel and I believe it does. I know these 3 inchers are scarce and im wondering what the value is. Im considering selling this to buy another firearm. I have other .357s and this one i dont shoot because i wanted to keep it pristine. I dont need safe queens so im thinking this one can go. Keep? Sell? What do you all think?
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I fired a box of golden sabers and put it up. I bought it back in December of 19. Ha! Some how i dont think thats a good deal on this end. ;)
 

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The older pinned and recessed , 3 inch model 66's, bring big money, like in the $1200 area. yours is a bit newer with some MIM parts but it is a stocking dealers special and you do not see them for sale often. Any model 66 with a 3 inch barrel is fairly rare so I wouldnt be surprised if you could get $900-1000 for it
 

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How much you want for it?
 

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Id love to trade it for a browning citori (better yet superposed) 20 gauge but im about 1000ish short on value ;). I also want to get into the 1911 game. I was hoping to get 900-1000 for it honestly. 800 is probably more realistic. Im a little torn, i dont sell guns ever. Hear to many regret stories!
 

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Id love to trade it for a browning citori (better yet superposed) 20 gauge but im about 1000ish short on value ;). I also want to get into the 1911 game. I was hoping to get 900-1000 for it honestly. 800 is probably more realistic. Im a little torn, i dont sell guns ever. Hear to many regret stories!
I hear those stories as well; and right now, I have sold 4 guns through my LGS, 3 more on consignment and another 4-5 to go - Why? Because they are sitting in the safe not being shot; they aren't super collectible/rare guns, so why not let someone else enjoy them since I am not? I can take the money and either buy something that interests me or just buy more ammo for the guns I kept.......
 

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Thats pretty much where im at with it. I just dont see myself shooting it much. I bought it because i knew what it was and it was priced right.
 

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And I hope you get what you want from its sale.......I am hoping to score big at a gun show selling A G-19 I have no need for...............
 

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That is a 66-5 RSR Stocking Dealers Special. Its actually a 3.2 inch barrel revolver.

S&W also made a true three inch barreled gun for Lew Horton, but in a very limited number. Don't know the value of the RSR, but the Lew Horton guns are sought after collectibles.

I believe S&W made the three inch Model 66's in the dash 2, 3, and 5 variants. They made a very limited run of 66-4 guns for Lew Horton called the "Super K." It was a performance center gun, with a contoured, slab side, barrel and magna ported. They came with the round butt faux ivory grips from the factory. I've only seen one and I foolishly let it get away. They made 167 and they sell for insane money today.

The most prolific of them is the 66-2 guns made for Ashland Distributors and even though more were made, they are sought after and hold their value quite well. As the dash 2 guns were the first three inch guns, I don't believe any were ever pinned and recessed as the no dash and dash 1's were the only pinned and recessed Model 66's.

This is the Model 66-2 Ashland, three inch. It came with magna grips. The grips on this one are actually what shipped on the 66-4 Super K and the 66-5 Lew Horton guns.





This is the Model 66-5 Lew Horton, three inch, wearing the wrong grips. One of about 293.

 

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The Ashland 66-2 guns were shipped in two orders and total about 4125 out of the 5000 initial order as they did not sell as well as they first thought. The 66-5 Lew Horton is one of 293, but I don't know about numbers on other variants.
 

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I have acquired this very clean 66-5. I believe it is a “stocking dealers special” product code 10272. I have read this model has a bull barrel and I believe it does. I know these 3 inchers are scarce and im wondering what the value is. Im considering selling this to buy another firearm. I have other .357s and this one i dont shoot because i wanted to keep it pristine. I dont need safe queens so im thinking this one can go. Keep? Sell? What do you all think? View attachment 473904 View attachment 473905 View attachment 473906 View attachment 473907 View attachment 473908 View attachment 473909
AND NO HILLARY HOLE !!! NICE INDEED ...
 

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Beautiful 66-5! Congrats on scoring that one. Take out and shoot it. Then after you have enjoyed it you can make a more informed decision regarding selling that fine revolver. ;)
 
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