Should I pull the trigger on this?

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    Should I pull the trigger on this?

    Walked into a local gun shop on Thursday and browsed through the cases. I came across a S&W model 66 in good condition. The asking price was $459. I'll ask the folks here this question: Would you do it or walk away?

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    Don't blame me cause I might not be the guy to ask. I walked out of my local gun store yesterday with an S&W M63-1, nickel, 3" (circa 1977). So, YEAH I'd do it. Good luck.
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    Just a month ago or so, I walked out of the gun shop with a Ruger SP101...it kind of goes with my Glocks.
    A quick answer to your question? Yes, pull the trigger.
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    Had to look it up. Can't keep track of the model numbers, etc. Looks like a fine S/S .357 Mag. I'd say get it, but that's your decision.
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    Definitely looks like a gun I'd like to own...

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    What's good condition to you? That's the first question. The choice is yours, how old is it, do you the number of rounds that have gone through it (does it look like it's seen it's fair share through it, barrel wise and such), so it's a Model 66, is a used S&W 66 worth that much, if so then go for it, if not, wait. I'm not you, so I'm frugal anymore, I want to know more information before plucking down money especially on a used firearm (which is against my better judgment anyways). This is just my view on it.
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    To add to what guardian wrote-
    barrel length has a bunch to do with it.
    If it's a 3" great deal! 2 1/2 " ok deal, otherwise, ok deal.

    If it's going to be a carry gun, I'd go for a model 65.
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    Deal is okay, not a steal, if it's what you want, grab it. For what it's worth, you can get a NIB 686 plus for another 200.

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    If it's in very good condition, that's a decent price around here. Check the endshake, timing, B to C gap and the 6 o'clock position on the forcing cone for cracks. Then offer them $400.
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    There are several bidding on GunBroker.com at $310.00 for Good Condition to $500.00 for Excellent. No reserve on any. The one in excellent condition has 3 hours left and no bidders with bids starting at $500.00. There were also others used up to $700.00.

    The one I noticed in good condition had noticeable wear on the grips (probably many round through it) and looked like it had been was cleaned with steel wool. It was bidding at $310.00 with a day to go.
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    Everyone needs a model 66 or two.
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    20 years ago I bought a new 2 1/2" S&W 66 for $288 (OTD)(Law Enforcement Discount). The original price tag was $289. Would $459 be to much? I don't think so considering the shape of the 66 and today's economy. If I were looking for another I would grab it.

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    KPW, I followed you till " Check...." Then offer them $400. Please explain the rest of your post as I am a budding gun fancier/owner. Thank you.

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    Sounds good, but then again.......I'm not much into revolvers. Deep down, I'd rather have a Ruger or Colt if I was. If you think it's a good deal, then it probably is. I just don't know how hard they are to find anymore.....(the pistols or the deals). Good luck on it though. And if you jump on it...be sure to post pics. I always like to know when someone got a good deal on something they really like.

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    Don't snub the snub...if you buy it you'll love it. I'm a sucker for snubbies.
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