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Old 10-28-2012, 01:59   #1
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2 S&W .357s coming my way

I bought a 98% 6" S&W 66-1 on the Smith and Wesson forum for a good price. The K frame is not one to shoot serious handloads from, but it's a VERY balanced magnum handgun good for punching paper or used as a trail gun in Texas.
A couple days after making the deal on the 66, I was playing around on Gunbroker and placed a $401 bid on a very nice 6" 586-6 shooter (perfect bore with a little carry wear on the blueing). Shiver me timbers, I won the thing for $401. The other bidder stopped at $400 -

The mid-seventies classic 66 is going to be something to take to the range now and then. It's definitely a collector piece that will only appreciate over time. The 586 will get some nice handloads worked up and will be my Texas woods/camping/light hunting gun. A big Texas hog will have no chance against the magnum. If I visit friends back East, where the hogs are car sized, I'll take my 44 magnums.

I really didn't need to spend the money, but, Merry Christmas to me!
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:14   #2
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I bought a 98% 6" S&W 66-1 on the Smith and Wesson forum for a good price. The K frame is not one to shoot serious handloads from, but it's a VERY balanced magnum handgun good for punching paper or used as a trail gun in Texas.
A couple days after making the deal on the 66, I was playing around on Gunbroker and placed a $401 bid on a very nice 6" 586-6 shooter (perfect bore with a little carry wear on the blueing). Shiver me timbers, I won the thing for $401. The other bidder stopped at $400 -

The mid-seventies classic 66 is going to be something to take to the range now and then. It's definitely a collector piece that will only appreciate over time. The 586 will get some nice handloads worked up and will be my Texas woods/camping/light hunting gun. A big Texas hog will have no chance against the magnum. If I visit friends back East, where the hogs are car sized, I'll take my 44 magnums.

I really didn't need to spend the money, but, Merry Christmas to me!
Sounds like Happy Halloween to me.
Congratulations on the S&W guns.
I have a weakness for them myself.

Of my four guns the S&W 65-3 3" heavy barrel 357 K frame
is my favorite. Size, weight, balance, accuracy and trigger
are nothing short of outstanding.

I usually run medium power Remington Golden Sabers.
The 1220 fps 125 gr Magnums still run ~1190 from the
three inch barrel.
And they don't blow the K to pieces.

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Old 10-28-2012, 02:21   #3
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Congrats! on the S&W's.




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Old 10-28-2012, 02:41   #4
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barth,
I really like the 3" K frames. The difference in a snubby and a 3" is quite amazing. Better feel/balance, more accuracy, and (heaven forbid) resale, are quite different.

Thanks for the congrats Steve. I;ve bot been this excited over a weapon(s) purchase in quite sometime.

My only quest for my handgun collection is a S&W .460 magnum.


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Old 10-28-2012, 05:33   #5
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Nice additions. And I agree the three inch barrel has some unique charm.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:52   #6
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Congrats on two great revolvers.
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Good guns. Good deal. Good investment that will provide good times.
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Old 10-28-2012, 13:29   #8
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Congratulations on the guns. Love that caliber.
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Old 10-28-2012, 21:03   #9
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Thats a dash 6 model? looks older to me....?
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Old 10-29-2012, 17:34   #10
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Congrats, nice looking wheelguns Clutch, and nice prices!

(Now ditch those ugly rubber grips on the 586 and get some proper stocks, stat! )
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Old 10-29-2012, 17:44   #11
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Old 10-29-2012, 17:57   #12
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Congratulations on scoring such a good deal.

I bought a 66-2 many moons ago. Mine has the rounded wood grips. I haven't put 100 rounds through it. And though it's not a gun I use much, I still marvel at the beauty of it. A true classic.

Enjoy 'em!
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Old 10-29-2012, 19:23   #13
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I acquired my first 3" revolver, too. It's a Performance Center Model 586 L-Comp. It is a great size and the frame mitigates recoil.
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Old 10-29-2012, 19:49   #14
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Two excellent revolvers, congrats! Be careful though, they can become addictive. Trust me, I know.

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Old 10-30-2012, 08:48   #15
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Nice gets, Clutch!! 66s are really beautiful guns, IMHO. If you are not going to shoot the 66 much with full loads, get some nice walnut grips for it to purty it up even more!!
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