Smith & Wesson Model 66 .357 Magnum revolver

This item is HIRE ONLY for use by a recognised Film, TV, Commercials or Theatre production company.

 

 

Overview

 The Smith & Wesson 66 revolver has a 6 shot swing-out cylinder, is chambered for .357 Magnum and is made almost entirely from stainless steel.

Based on the S&W Model 19 revolvers with their K-frame platform, these were chambered for .357 Magnum cartridge and were produced from 1957 until 1999.

The Model 66 was produced from 1970 until 2005, but differed by its use of stainless steel and its smooth target-type trigger. The Model 19 and the Model 66 had the same trigger options.

Helpful Info

Regarding dates and period correctness, this item is appropriate for use from the 1970 up to the present day.

Foxtrot example shown here is Model 66 revolver with a 4 1/2” heavy target barrel and adjustable sights. It is chambered for .357 Magnum, is fitted with factory custom grips and is in stainless steel.

Film Set Notes

Added bonus with revolvers is the option of blanks loaded with black powder that gives a slower burn than smokeless loads, resulting in a bright muzzle flash, accompanied by an amount of smoke, a dramatic effect.

A revolver also has some of the most distinctive loading sounds when cylinder is snapped closed or the hammer cocked. Worth the trouble of getting some good close miked wild tracks of these sounds – it is good ‘punctuation’ in a drama soundscape.