Smith & Wesson has brought back one of the most iconic revolvers in the company’s history. Since its introduction in 1899, the K-Frame has been a favorite for military and police professionals as well as target shooters and enthusiasts, and the Model 66 was a law enforcement staple for decades.
The model 66 was introduced in 1970 as the stainless version of Smith & Wesson’s iconic model 19, which was derived from the original Combat Magnum designed by the one and only Bill Jordan in 1955. The Combat Magnum itself was brought about as a duty-sized revolver for police forces looking to step up to magnum power while keeping the same sized-handgun as their .38 Specials.
The new Model 66 comes with a white outline adjustable rear sight, red ramp front sight, 6-round capacity and glass bead finish. It sports a 4 and a half inch barrel, full top strap and barrel serration, and features ball-detent lock-up.
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Caliber: .357 Magnum / .38 S&W Special +P
Capacity: 6 rounds
Action: Single/Double Action
Barrel Length: 4.25”
Front Sight: Red Ramp
Rear Sight: White Outline, Adjustable
Weight: 36.6 oz.
Overall Length: 9.6875”
Frame Material: Stainless Steel
Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel