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    Help ID this 6-shot 357

    Greetings,

    New member and first time Taurus owner here. I found this for sale second-hand locally. It locks up and times perfectly, and it was too cool to pass up. Firing 38 special and it's smooth as buttah. And .357 magnum rounds are a dream. Accurate too. Thing is I can't figure out what model it is, or when it might have been manufactured. The Taurus web site's serial number lookup is no help, so I thought I'd turn to the experts here. It's a stainless, 6-shot .357. Pre-lock, adjustable rear sight, integral front, full underlug, and ported 4" barrel. It has the transfer bar mechanism, and is wearing aftermarket Uncle Mike's grips. Looks a lot like an older model 66, but it's ported, which I haven't seen before. Any ideas?

    Thanks!

    - W666

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    The experts will be along to help with identity but man what a beauty.

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    Welcome to the forum from Northern Illinois! I am not well versed on vintage Taurus revolvers either, but will remark that manufacturers will produce a specific lot of guns for a customer's order so that your's may be a Model 66 that was ordered ported from the factory. Case in point, I have a Dan Wesson Model 15 with a fixed 3.5" barrel when most were made with the removeable barrels.

    Great find on the revolver!
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    Welcome aboard. It sure looks a lot like my 669:

    https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/taurus-revolvers/418363-i-found-these-old-revolvers-taurus-669-s-w-64-5-review.html
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    Looks EXACTLY like my Mdl 669SS4 from the mid 90's.
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    Your .357 is a beauty, sorry I can'thelp you ID it.
    Welcome aboard, from Las Vegas!

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    I'm not a Taurus revolver expert either, but that is a beauty!

    Welcome to TaurusArmed.net from New Mexico. You're off to a good start! Well written first post, and you included pictures. (Not that we have any long-time members who neglect to do so on occasion, mind you, just sayin'. ) You might possibly fit in around here.

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    Looks like a stainless M-66. Probably came with wood stocks.
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    Looks like a Model 66 to me. Welcome to TA from Minnesota.
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