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Who would have ever thought THESE would get expensive!?!

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We all tell "back in the day" stories, here's mine.

Back in the 80's when the police traded revolvers for semi-autos, Kieslers Police Supply in Jeffersonville Indiana had Mod 66's for around $200 apiece.
I bought them and traded them off thinking they'll never run out.


I've always kept a Mod 66 or two, but never really cared if I sold one or not.
Then, awhile back I had a chance to buy a coupla' more.

I did and a GB "completed auction" price check and it amazed me.

Over 500 + for a short bbl Mod 66?
I didn't pay near that, but it makes me wonder what happend to all those police trade ins.


And with a 4 inch 66 no dash.
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The M-66 2 1/2" revolver is a helluvagun! It is one of the better Smiths out there. Both of my M-10's, (2" and 4") in 98% and 90% colndition, cost me less then $200 each a few years back. These are basic Police revolvers, but the prices that I see now are about twice that , for very nice condition (85%)! :eek: People are crazy to pay that price.......but they do. :roll: Bob
Geoff, All of the S&W Target & PC wood grips that I have on my "Queens" are rosewood......and have that beautiful reddish color. I have read that rosewoold is actually a variation of Goncalo Alves wood. This reddish color happens because of soil conditions, where it was grown. I think that the yellowish color is just overspray of the varnish that S&W uses on it's grips. It has a slight tint to it. ;) Bob
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