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Hey guys, I have a nice pinned 19-4 red ramp 2.5” incoming. I am actively shopping for a matching 66 2.5”. I’ve seen some 66-1s with pinned barrels and some without. Anyone care to chime in on what the deal is? Perhaps they are just wrongly advertised?


@41 Charlie maybe you can chime in here?
 

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The S&W 66-1 came out in 1977 - 1982. Smith and Wesson eliminated the pined and recessed revolvers in 1982. These were designated 66-2. The later 66-1 (c. Late 1981 through early 1982) Smith and Wesson started the transition. There was some over lap. I had an early 66-2 with a pined barrel, but it did not have a recessed cylinder. These are referred to as transition revolvers. Hope that helps!
 

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Thx @41 Charlie it does. I’ve seen the “transition” description. I think that’s what made me question what’s the deal was with these.
 
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