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Old 02-28-2012, 10:46 PM   #1
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Ran into one in .357 today at a new gun shop I stopped in at. It is a police trade-in and is stainless with a bit of holster wear. 4" barrel and they want $425 for it. Locks up nice and tight. Doesn't appear to have been shot much.

What do you all say? Run to buy it or not that great a deal? Not 100% sure I want to add another caliber but have been wanting to add a centerfire revolver. Won't be easy to not add another caliber when all I have is 9mm and .45ACP.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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I would say that it is about the going price. Not a bargain. But a nice gun.
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Ran into one in .357 today at a new gun shop I stopped in at. It is a police trade-in and is stainless with a bit of holster wear. 4" barrel and they want $425 for it. Locks up nice and tight. Doesn't appear to have been shot much.

What do you all say? Run to buy it or not that great a deal? Not 100% sure I want to add another caliber but have been wanting to add a centerfire revolver. Won't be easy to not add another caliber when all I have is 9mm and .45ACP.
Orangello posted a link in another thread regarding used/police trade in Smiths for $470. J&G Sales, so $425 sounds like a good price. I would be very tempted.
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Revolver prices have gone thru the roof!!! $425 for a used M-66? It was not but a few years ago when they were going for about $200. That's crazy.

Check for "end shake cyinder". Try to move the cylinder fore and aft. There should be the barest perceptable movement. More can be a problem. It is correctable. Also visually look for a sliver of light between the cylinder and the back of the barrel. They should not touch.
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$400 would be considered a decent price now. $425 is just okay. Nothing to write home about, but not a gouged price either.
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Not a bad price for a good mod.66, could be a little lower, but not bad.
Go prepaired when looking at used (or even new) revolvers by first reading the article on "How To Buy A Used Revolver" in the "Articles" section. A little knowledge could save you some $$.


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All Model 66's are stainless and .357 magnum. As others have said
&425 is a reasonable price. Another factor is they aren't making them
anymore. Just be sure to limit the number of 125gr fullhouse loads
as it can loosen the gun. Good luck.
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Well this one is already off the table. Walked into my regular gunshop yesterday and got a smokin deal on a Ruger Mark III Target Model. Going to use it for bullseye at the club I'm a member of. My gun fund is now a little too depleted for a the S&W. Thanks for all the replies and if I run across another I will be better prepared to negotiate on the gun then.
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GREAT gun-
So So price -
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Well this one is already off the table. Walked into my regular gunshop yesterday and got a smokin deal on a Ruger Mark III Target Model. Going to use it for bullseye at the club I'm a member of. My gun fund is now a little too depleted for a the S&W. Thanks for all the replies and if I run across another I will be better prepared to negotiate on the gun then.
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