Great Opportunity..What Do You Think?
This is a discussion on Great Opportunity..What Do You Think? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So I recently came upon the opportunity to purchase a gently used Smith and Wesson Model 66 .357 magnum revolver. The revolver itself seems to ...
September 28th, 2006 12:50 AM
Great Opportunity..What Do You Think?
So I recently came upon the opportunity to purchase a gently used Smith and Wesson Model 66 .357 magnum revolver. The revolver itself seems to be in spectacular shape and the seller is offering a wide array of extras with it (3 good quality speedloaders, a gun belt, and a holster). He only wants 300 + shipping (25 smackers) for the whole deal.
Can anyone tell me what you think of this deal?
Should I bite and go for it?
September 28th, 2006 01:01 AM
Well I'll be the first to jump in..."if is seem's to be too good to be true..." I get the impression you haven't been able to inspect in person? Have you seen pictures. $300 for this weapon, especially in the shape you're reporting, is incredibly low but then I'm not an expert. others will be along shortly but It boils down to how reliable you think the seller is. I'd be nervous about such a deal from an internet stranger and a simple picture...but wow what a deal if its for real...
September 28th, 2006 01:17 AM
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The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson lists the NIB price at $375.00, excellent condition price at $285.00.
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September 28th, 2006 01:20 AM
Yes, I have seen pictures, and to the best of my knowledge the gun seems in excellent condition.
Originally Posted by Gideon
The seller seems trustworthy and is from my home state, he is quick to admit the few blemishes the firearm has (grips are very slightly worn and a little bit of discoloration on the inside of the cylinder). He also has a decent reputation amongst previous buyers.
September 28th, 2006 04:27 AM
Is it a gun with Pinned BBL and recessed chambers? stainless front sight with no red ramp or with red ramp? 4 in... 2 1/2 round butt...inch 6inch? Just curious.............. either way that 300.00 deal is real good..............250.00 is better though
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September 28th, 2006 07:07 AM
The $300 price seems fair to me, and is exactly what I paid for a model 66-3 earlier this year, with a 2.5 inch barrel. I believe the barrel length, which you didn't mention, is important. The 2.5 inchers tend to go for more than the 4 or 6 inchers. And of course the condition of the gun is all important.
Model 66 I bought
September 28th, 2006 09:17 AM
It would be prudent to check the weapon first. Check timing & signs of wear.
I carried a 66 for years & now my father carries it. Very good weapon.
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September 28th, 2006 11:44 AM
I did not notice a ref to barrel length or ''dash'' number so - wondering what vintage this is.
Certainly tho a check on timing and lock-up would be useful first hand if possible, but in good shape, say 95% or better then the price would be worth it, taking the extras into consideration too.
Other thing is - if seller has good rep then if you were not satisfied a return should be possible.
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September 28th, 2006 03:01 PM
"So I recently came upon the opportunity to purchase a gently used Smith and Wesson Model 66 .357 magnum revolver."
Gently used? His words or yours? Sound commercial like. LOL. Like "used butt of gun to gently drive nails into a board". Proceed with caution. I agree with another post-er, revolver timing is important.
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September 29th, 2006 09:47 PM
WOW, sounds great to me. I have been offered more than that for my 66 while I was at the range.
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September 29th, 2006 11:22 PM
I'm not going to buy it. I can't really afford it right now as I'm being skimped out of a check by a company.
It's a great deal, but I gotta eat.
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