Need Some Advice

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Sneaky One, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. Sneaky One

    Sneaky One Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2016
    A guy I work with is a great guy and a gun guy. I mentioned in conversation that I always wanted a .357 magnum revolver by either S&W or Ruger. He told me he has one that is a safe queen that he will sell me. He bought it new and it is a S&W 66-3 in 357. He said it is in pristine condition, with less then 100 rounds thru it. He bought it new in 1989. I don't have a picture to post at the moment. Given the info I have given what is a fair price range for both parties ? He also said it has the factory wood grips but he has not been able to find the box for the gun yet. Thoughts
  2. 3Baers

    3Baers 1911 oldie

    Oct 9, 2011
    Personally I'm not going to price another man's gun.
    However I'd rather have a S&W made in 1989 than in 2018.
    Especially if its in pristine 98% condition.

  3. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jan 17, 2013
  4. Ohio

    Ohio I like this place !

    Mar 22, 2018
    2 1/2”, 3”, 4” ......makes a big difference.
  5. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    I wonder how many guns in the world have less than 100 rounds through them. It seems like I read about a few dozen every day ;)
  6. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right...

    Sep 11, 2012
    This... 3" are the most $$$ followed by 2 1/2" with the 4" costing the least.
  7. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
  8. Sneaky One

    Sneaky One Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2016
  9. NPV

    NPV Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2017
    If it’s in as good of condition as he describes a 4” gun with the box and tool set will fetch $700-$900 a, 3” will get much more typically $1000-$1400 and sometimes more as they are pretty rare, 2.5” will probably be between the two.

    Being a “-3” these are not P&R guns so the prices/values are lower than earlier models. The P&R 66s are very sought after as they were only in production for a few years before Smith stopped pinning the barrels and recessing the chambers.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2018
  10. Mr. B

    Mr. B VFW - Life Member

    May 10, 2016
    Here is what Blue Book says if that is any help:

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  11. Sneaky One

    Sneaky One Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2016
    Excellent info NPV. Very helpful, thanks
  12. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    In excellent condition in my area its around $800....the model 66 is a great gun.
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  13. 1L26

    1L26 Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    I carried a Mod 66-2 4 inch for a couple years as a duty gun. It was a very nice duty gun with no issues at all. My 686 was a different story!
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  14. HooDoo Man

    HooDoo Man Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 26, 2017
    If it is really a 3" with "Recessed Chambers" In that condition. "I WANT IT. " $700

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