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Re: S&W 66 - What do I have here?
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2024, 06:02:25 PM »
This forum always amazes me with the wealth of knowledge hiding here.

You're not kidding.  The PM's I've gotten with incredible info as well (@71Shovelhead and @Ridgeratt) confirm it. There's a reason why this is the first place I come to for this kind of info  :tup:

I hate to rain on your parade, but you've been misled.

First off, that revolver is left handed.
Second, the rifling does not extend beyond the barrel.
Third, the bluing is completely worn down to the chrome.
Forth, that particular model won't accept extended magazines.

I'll give you $75, just because we're friends and I hate to see you taken advantage of.
I beg to differ, extended magazines for wheel guns. Young Guys :chuckle:
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Re: S&W 66 - What do I have here?
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2024, 06:53:55 PM »
Wadu

Not sure any of the examples you have shown would be able to load the 66 without picking up a few off the floor.   :dunno:

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Re: S&W 66 - What do I have here?
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2024, 06:59:26 PM »
Wadu

Not sure any of the examples you have shown would be able to load the 66 without picking up a few off the floor.   :dunno:
Just giving Dan-o a bad time,
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Re: S&W 66 - What do I have here?
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2024, 09:46:20 PM »
Looking at wood grips for the 66, I'd really like a good rosewood-look for this unit.

I think I have a set that came off something, don't recall what, I'll look for them tomorrow and see if I can find them as well as what they fit.  If I can find them and they'll fit what you have you can have them.

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Re: S&W 66 - What do I have here?
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2024, 11:32:57 AM »
Looking at wood grips for the 66, I'd really like a good rosewood-look for this unit.

I think I have a set that came off something, don't recall what, I'll look for them tomorrow and see if I can find them as well as what they fit.  If I can find them and they'll fit what you have you can have them.

Found em!  They're yours if you want them.

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Re: S&W 66 - What do I have here?
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2024, 11:40:08 AM »
Oh heck ya, those are exactly what I was thinking. Very generous, I'll make it right!

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Re: S&W 66 - What do I have here?
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2024, 11:42:10 AM »
Make sure that they fit a k or  l frame revolver.

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Re: S&W 66 - What do I have here?
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2024, 12:20:33 PM »
Make sure that they fit a k or  l frame revolver.

I believe, even though the L is a larger frame, the L and K Smiths take the same grip.  If they don't work out Skillet can use them for fire starter.  ;)

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Re: S&W 66 - What do I have here?
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2024, 12:38:57 PM »
Make sure that they fit a k or  l frame revolver.

I believe, even though the L is a larger frame, the L and K Smiths take the same grip.  If they don't work out Skillet can use them for fire starter.  ;)

If they don't fit my 66, the only reasonable thing to do would be to buy another revolver that they do fit.

#gunmath
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Re: S&W 66 - What do I have here?
« Reply #24 on: March 26, 2024, 01:22:17 PM »
Make sure that they fit a k or  l frame revolver.

I believe, even though the L is a larger frame, the L and K Smiths take the same grip.  If they don't work out Skillet can use them for fire starter.  ;)

If they don't fit my 66, the only reasonable thing to do would be to buy another revolver that they do fit.

#gunmath

Well duh, is there any other logical solution?!  But, since I can't recall what I took them off of, you may have to buy a few more.  I mean you wouldn't want to risk them not being a perfect fit.  What's that saying, something about there's nothing free about something free.....  ;)

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Re: S&W 66 - What do I have here?
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2024, 03:26:57 PM »
You might find some kind of mark on the inside of the grips. Perhaps a k stamped on them.

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Re: S&W 66 - What do I have here?
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2024, 07:21:24 PM »
You might find some kind of mark on the inside of the grips. Perhaps a k stamped on them.

I didn't look super close but I did look them over a bit and didn't see anything.  I'm kind of wondering if they came off of a N frame model 29 I had years ago because I remember swapping grips on that one I just didn't think they were that old.

If they are N frame grips I'm pretty sure they'll still fit a L or K frame but they'll require some sanding to make them fit.  Skillet's a commercial fisherman and those guys have to be part mad scientist part MacGyver so regardless of whether they came off of a N, L, or K frame I'm sure he can get them fitted up.

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Re: S&W 66 - What do I have here?
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2024, 07:52:02 PM »
Big shout out to @b23 - this was exactly the look I was wanting.  The grain in these grips is beautiful.

They are from an N frame, so will need a little fitting, but I'm looking forward to the project.
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Re: S&W 66 - What do I have here?
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2024, 06:31:31 AM »
Those grips look great on that pistol!
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

 


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