Anyone out there have a bluebook for gun values? I have a S&W Model 66, .357 caliber with a serial #9K11901 in stainless steel (see attached photos). This pistol is in good condition with minor nicks in the wood handgrips. I purchased this firearm from the New Hampshire State Police back in 1983 when they were switching from the K frame to the L frame or vise-versa and is stamped N.H.S.P. on the frame. My questions are;
1. What year was it manufactured?
2. What is it's real value?
3. Would its value possibly be more as its stamped N.H.S.P. as a novelty item in someones collection.
Thanks for your time and effort.
Resubmittal from 9-9-2010. See above post.
Resubmittal of Post from S&W Forum....
Is no one interested in looking this up for me???? I would appreciate it....
One more try.... Can someone estimate this S&W Model 66 Stainless .357? After this one I quit trying.... LOL
hey buddy ..thats a rel nice s+w ,,i'd say it should value in the 350-450 range in a private sale situation,that is the combat magnum model isn't it ? sorry but i don't usually do s+w pistols because i can't date them too precise ,,i can tell ya that it was made from 1970-1993 and is basically a md 19 in stainless steel,,very nice pistol and i bet it shoots great ! sorry nobody answered ya before now..as for the p.d. stampings ,,it might be a novelty type peice to a smith collector but as for an increase in value because it's marked as such ,,i would say it wouldn't increase the value much if any ,,,,as i said earlier i don't have any way to give ya a more exact date ..there are books out there on the s+W pistols but i've never owned enough of them to really merit spending the cash for just date lookup..i know s+w is pretty secretive about production dates in general and they do have a "pay for service" for dateing and history ..and again i'm not a s+w collector but this is the info i'm getting from the books ,,
Thanks Bigcurt.... See my private response.
Your gun is a a replacement order of an original 200 guns made for the 'New Hampshire State Police' (N.H.S.P) that you have ingraved. The PD had ordered the model 66 in 6in first but found that they did not like it. N.H.S.P. returned 198 of the original 200 6in barrel guns. 2 of the guns were kept by the gov and his driver.
The dept. then recived 200 model 66 in the 4in barrel. It seems that you have one of these guns. ($ 900 to & 1,500) depending on the condition.