Gun show Purchase - need help ! ??
This weekend is Gunshow Weekend in Ft Worth (plus the Grand Opening Of Cabelas). Anyway, I went with the intention of locating a 696, or a Colt Magnum Carry, or a Smith 66-1. The only 696 in the show was $975.00, and much too large for my little dainty hands. There were no Magnum Carry's there. I did luck out and find a pristine 2 1/2 " Smith 66-1 from an individual. It showed very little use, a little dirty, obviously fired, but very slight cylinder pecker-tracks. I would rate it a 98%+. My problem is, I was under the impression that the -1 configeration of this weapon had a pinned barrel. This weapon has the hammer-mounted firing pin and the recessed cylinder, but no barrel pin. It also has a red front sight insert. The SW Logo is not the large one shown on some photos on the right side, but a small logo on the left side below the cylinder release lever. The S/N's match. How many configurations of the 66-1 did they have before they went to the -2 ? It had a new, unused Pack rubber grip, still in the box. The price, out the door was $300.00. I bought it. Did I get hillaried ????