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I went to the fake sword and jerky show today. After paying the ransom to park and enter, I stopped at a private dealers table.

Sandwiched in between the Charter Arms CIA 38 and Taurus model 66, was a S&W 3" 66-2. The seller wanted $380 for it. Getting my wallet out was the fastest draw I've ever made!!

ALWAYS peruse the "junk" tables. There may be treasure among the trash. Regards 18DAI.
 

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18DAI said:
I went to the fake sword and jerky show today. After paying the ransom to park and enter, I stopped at a private dealers table.

Sandwiched in between the Charter Arms CIA 38 and Taurus model 66, was a S&W 3" 66-2. The seller wanted $380 for it. Getting my wallet out was the fastest draw I've ever made!!

ALWAYS peruse the "junk" tables. There may be treasure among the trash. Regards 18DAI.
X( X( That just isn't right!!!! Nice catch!!!
 

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Congrats on a spectacular find!

My only problem is that when I do find that diamond in the rough my wallet that I quick-draw for is too light to close the deal.
If I go to a show or shop with money in my pocket I never find anything.
If I go with $20 for gas & lunch I find the prize!
I have considered going gun hunting with a friend holding my $$ to see if my luck will change! :D

Now post some pics so we can all tell you how jealous we are! :D

Valentine's Day will now be renamed "Half-Price 3" S&W Day" in your honor.
 

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I've never seen a 3" 66. Is this a post P&R model?
 

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SaxonPig - Yes, it is post P&R.

The 3" 66 was produced infrequently, and in the 66-2, 66-3, 66-4, and 66-5 batches. IIRC there was a 3.25" 66-6 with a high vis sight as well.

The 66-2, and 66-3 appear to be the most numerous. Ashland Shooters suppply had 5000 3" 66-2's made. Mine is from that batch.

The California Narcotics agency had an unknown number of 3" 66-2 and 66-3 made as well.

RSR and Lew Horton had small batches of 3" 66-4's and 3" 66-5's made in the mid and late 1990's too.

While not exactly rare, I would say they are scarce. Probably because those that own them won't let them go. Perhaps the perfect carry revolver. A full length ejector rod, and great balance being a couple of it's attributes.

Sorry fellas, no pic at this time. Herself had a better divorce lawyer and got the cameras. Regards 18DAI.
 

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Good for you! Excellent! Those proverbial hen's teeth are out there hiding. Sometimes you're just at the right place at the right time. :-bd
Bob
 

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Sounds like a great find. I'm with everyone else, I'd sure like to see a photo!
 
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