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    Quote Originally Posted by 68Firebird View Post
    Yes, I know yours is older than mine. I am just surprised it doesn't have an adjustable rear sight. That has been the main difference between the 65 and 66. Both are great guns. Too bad they don't still come in 3".
    Yeah, I would have said 65 too. Could be when they first introduced it they didn't differentiate between fixed/adjustable? Or it could have been mis-stamped? Lord knows S&W mis-stamped model numbers occasionally. They'd have a rack of bare frames with say "MOD 14" stamped on them and some yahoo would grab them for Model 15 production. They never deconstructed them they just labeled the box correctly and sold them.
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    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

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    I'm pretty much in league with what others are saying, must be a 65 and not a 66 due to the lack of adjustment. rear sight. As far as dating it I have a 66 ser# 203xxx and it is from 1975 and a 66 # 520xxx from 84. What ever year it is that is a very nice revolver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papajim View Post
    I'm pretty much in league with what others are saying, must be a 65 and not a 66 due to the lack of adjustment. rear sight. As far as dating it I have a 66 ser# 203xxx and it is from 1975 and a 66 # 520xxx from 84. What ever year it is that is a very nice revolver.

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    Thanks for that! Puts my 66 pre 1984, but pretty close I reckon. Serial Number is 516xxxx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenwolde View Post
    Is there an importer mark? Interarms? FIE Miami? Taurus started distributing their own guns in 1982. Anything from before that should have an importer's stamp of some sort.
    I am curious also, my 1975 only says TAURUS INT. MFG
    MIAMI, FLA

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    Quote Originally Posted by papajim View Post
    I am curious also, my 1975 only says TAURUS INT. MFG
    MIAMI, FLA

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    Welcome aboard, from Las Vegas!
    Looks like you took good care of that fine old weapon.
    Are you selling it, or just trying to get an appraised price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 777Driver View Post
    Welcome aboard, from Las Vegas!
    Looks like you took good care of that fine old weapon.
    Are you selling it, or just trying to get an appraised price?

    Was just curious as when it was made. I’m narrowing it down to mid 70’s. But that is as far as I can find.

    It has been a faithful companion for coming on 40 years. It will go back in the next Hunting Jeep I am currently trying to find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 68Firebird View Post
    The numbers are a little hard to read, but I believe you have a 65.
    I think, pretty much no question, that the second number is a "5". (Top of the number is clearly flat). Makes no real difference tho as "it is what it is" AND it is definitely a nice revolver. I too, am disappointed that the 3" versions are no longer in production. I have a "snubby" and a 4" but would really like to add a 3 incher to the mix😉. Not actively seeking at the moment but if I ever stumble upon one (barring excessive greed on the seller's part) it will prolly come home with me😎.
    Welcme to the forum and again sweet revolver!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flex View Post
    I think, pretty much no question, that the second number is a "5". (Top of the number is clearly flat). Makes no real difference tho as "it is what it is" AND it is definitely a nice revolver. I too, am disappointed that the 3" versions are no longer in production. I have a "snubby" and a 4" but would really like to add a 3 incher to the mix. Not actively seeking at the moment but if I ever stumble upon one (barring excessive greed on the seller's part) it will prolly come home with me.
    Welcme to the forum and again sweet revolver!
    Flex
    It is 100% definitely a Model 65. Spent some time with a parts gent at Taurus this afternoon, with the wording on the side and the 5 digit serial number 452XX he dated it 1981 but was not stamped and shipped till they were established in Miami Fl in 1982. So thinking back on when I got it, it must have been in 82 sometime when I bought it at a Gun Shop. I was informed that there is spotty info on dates before mid 80’s.

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    Does it have a transfer bar safety or is the firing pin on the hammer? They went with the transfer bar on medium frame revolvers around 1973 or 74. The "Gen 2' went from then up until around 1983.
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