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Discussion in 'Firearms Chat' started by CHenry, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. Snattlerake

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    But you can read

    -357 MAGNUM-
    COMBAT MAGNUM

    on the barrel. If that was a mirrored image, wouldn't that be reversed?

    Look also at the sideplate screws. They are on the right side of Smiths.
     
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    I noticed that It's the only thing that isn't flipped.

    Regardless, I'd take the OP's pistol over that one any day of the week.
     
  3. Snattlerake

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    My thinking is it has been photoshopped.
     
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    Clay, that particular Model 66 is a "sweet spot" gun. This was when S&W was upgrading their manufacturing processes and QC got a lot better. It has the very desirable updated extractor star and cylinder latch, but retains the forged internals. Later guns went to MIM internals and a frame mounted firing pin. There are pros and cons to both, but for a stock gun yours is the better of the two variants.

    The only thing missing to make it the absolute best S&W fighting gun ever, are the locating pins on the extractor star from the early "pinned & recessed" revolvers. All in all, this is a true gem!
     
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  5. CHenry

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    I looked at every surface on the gun, inside the cylinder and everywhere. Didnt see any numbers.
    I"ll look again. Thanks fellas. Cant wait to hear it go bang!
     
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    I'm almost sure I can see something stamped on the yolk with the cylinder open.
     
  7. Snattlerake

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    Yep, it's my initials. I'll PM ya my address so youse can return it.
     
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    Me too in the pic, for some reason I missed that when I had the damn thing in my hands.
    Says "66-5"
     
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    That is one of those deals that come with, ahummmm, maturity . Get used to it Mr.:cool: My latest is the honey for biscuits , looked high and low for it and found it next to the butter beside my plate on the table !! :cool: Right where my wonderful wife put it !!
     
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    Beautiful pistol by the way!
     
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