American Rifleman - February 2015 - 24

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READERS WRITE

Breaking Out
The S&W Model 66

C

ongratulations to Field Editor Wiley Clapp on doing it again!
His informative article, "Combat Magnum Resurgence" on
S&W's new Model 69 and reintroduction of the Model 66
(December 2014, p. 42) inspired me to take my beloved Model 66
out of the gun safe (after waiting patiently for years) and bring it to the firing
range to revisit the many fond memories made after I purchased it for personal
use while serving in the military in 1970. In my opinion, it is a superbly made
handgun that is a true joy to shoot, especially given the fact that being a
wheelgun, there is no need to bend down to retrieve my brass as my autoloaders
dictate. Thanks again for your very well-written article!
GMG-2 P. TURGEON, U.S. NAVY (RET.)

Which Smith On Top?

I

just received my December American
Rifleman and enjoyed Wiley Clapp's article
on the new Model 69 and reintroduced
Model 66 S&W revolvers. But I think you have
the caption on p. 44 wrong. Based on the size
of the area between the flutes on the cylinders
and the visible portion of the bore at the end of
the barrel, the Model 66 is on top and the Model
69 is shown below the 66. Now, if we could get
the new Model 66 in a 2½" barrel for better and
easier concealed carry-that would be icing on the cake!

TOM BEATY, VIA E-MAIL

Member Beaty is indeed correct. Also, regarding the caption on p. 42, S&W
revolvers have the firing pin mounted on the hammer itself, or the hammer
directly hits a firing pin mounted in the frame. The Model 69 has a framemounted firing pin, not a transfer bar.
-THE EDS.

K-Frame Trivia

I

Made with Pride in the U.S.A.

www.kahr.com

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enjoyed Timothy J. Mullin's informative article on "Cold
War K-Frames," (December 2014, p. 56). It reminded me
of a bit of World War II trivia. When Hermann Goering
was captured, the handgun he was carrying and surrendered
was a Smith & Wesson Military & Police. Periodically a strip
of ancient grainy documentary film shows up on the History
Channel that shows him turning it over to his captor, but you
have to look quickly to see it. Somehow, this is not quite
what one would expect of the once second most powerful
man in the Third Reich. But then again, neither would one
expect to find that K-Frame .38s armed European Cold War police agencies.
MARSHALL WILLIAMS, WEST VIRGINIA
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