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Smith & Wesson model 66-1 value

Postby Jerry1963 » Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:26 pm

I am going to be selling my mothers handgun. My father was a retired Chief of Police and mom doesen't want the gun anylonger. It is a Smith & Wesson model 66-1 .357 Magnum

snub nose. It is in very nice shape. Has the wooden grips.

seriel # 82K2244. How much do you think a gun shop will give her for it? She doesen't want to get rich but she also doesen't want to just give it away. There is no box just the handgun. Thanks, Jerry
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Postby beltbuckle » Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:22 pm

Hey is that blue'd or stainless. I think the 66 only came in stainless but I cant remember. Here's what I got for you price wise though. It listed for $575 brand new, wich means you could probably buy it for under $500. Used in Excellent condition I'd say $350 private sale. Expect less from a dealer.
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Postby Jerry1963 » Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:47 pm

Thanks for the information, it is a stainless. Snub nose 2.5 inch barrel. It looks almost brand new. Jerry
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Postby beltbuckle » Sat Jun 02, 2007 11:24 pm

Let me know if you have a hard time getting selling it! I may know someone who could be interested, hell I may even consider it myself.
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Postby Jerry1963 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:55 am

Thanks, I sure will. I am talking it over to the deer hunter in the morning and pro guns in the falls. I will let you know.
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Postby Patrol » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:23 pm

That is an excellent revolver. Dont let her sell it to a gunshop thats how they make their money is used guns. They will give you half of wht they will sell it for so they'd probably sell it for just under 400 and give you in the neighborhood of $230 or $250 tops maybe even less. Buy it from your mom for $350. Thats fair then later if you want to sell it you can deal with all the issue's of selling. The only advantage to selling it to a gunshop is you have to do a transfer form that shows the BATF you sold the gun versus a private sell where you make up a bill of sale and have to keep it for your future records in case down the road it's used in a crime and traced back to ultimately your late father since he bought it new. This practice though less of a headache of selling guns back to gunshops for trade or straight out selling really causes the gun owner to loose a great deal of money but increase profit for gunshops. Buy it from your Mom. Even if you give her $300 it is way less im sure than your dad paid for it when he got it new back when and it's less headache on her. Then when you want to sell it sell it to an aquaintance that you know isnt a thug or keep it. The 66 is an excellent concealed carry peice and real accurate from 15yards and less.
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Postby Jerry1963 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:25 pm

Thank you for your advice. I am going to really think about that. Dad carried it off duty and he really knew how to care for a handgun. Thanks again. I just might get it from her and put it up. I still have the model 10 .38 special he started with.

That gun is priceless to me. It does look funny next to my model 29 6 1/2 barrel. Kinda looks like a toy.
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Postby beltbuckle » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:54 am

Well hey, if you are able to buy it yourself to keep as a family airloom; more power to you! Our family is kinda like that, we'll be sure to offer it to any other member of the family at a discount price before we sell to someone else expecially a dealer.
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