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Comparison of S&W 66 and 68?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Shooting Jack, Apr 5, 2012.

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  1. Shooting Jack

    Shooting Jack Active Member

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    I picked up two model 66's, one a four inch and the other a six inch. I paid $250.00 each for them which to me was a good deal. What I wondered was why my 68 is so much higher in value? The four inch 66 has been tricked out, super trigger and I had rather shoot it than my 68. Why such a difference as the 68 has twice the book value. Jackie B.
     
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    It was also used by Georgia State Patrol and mine has that engraved on it. Jackie B.
     
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    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Helluva deal on the two.

    I use my 6" 66-1 for indoor PPC competition.

    shoots lights out and I like it better than any of the "L" frames.

    The model 68 was also a .38 special revolver, not .357 magnum..
     
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    Rgr that BigM. I also have a 66 that was a Georgia State Patrol pistol. I don't know what year the GSP switched over from the 38 to the 357 but I was lucky to get one of each. An acquaintance received a number of guns several years ago when his fathers best friend died. He decided to sell a bunch of them to me at really good prices, that he set. Several Smiths, several German pistols, and a couple of rifles. Oh and a little Smith 38 detective, which I love. I just don't get the difference in value on the 66 and 68. Jackie B.
     
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    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    well, the 68 is a unique firearm specifically manufactured by S&W for a limited period of time, one year, for specific LE Agencies. Some later made for commemoratives.

    It was basically the model 66 with a 6" shrouded barrel and a model 67 cylinder.

    so, it's uniqueness is it's value.
     
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