Then -2 variation of the Model 66 was introduced in 1982 and lasted until 1986. This was the engineering change that eliminated the pinned barrel and recessed chambers.
The 2.5 inch barrel length was built on a round-butt frame, but the 4 inch and 6 inch 66-2's were made on square-butt frames. It wasn't until 1995 and the 66-4 that S&W went to a round-butt frame for all barrel lengths.
In amongst those years and model variations, limited runs of 3 inch barreled guns were produced and I believe they were all round-butted.
Thanks, no biggy, I just saw a good deal on some stag-like grips. The revolver coming has nice Hogues on it, but I like the old "Magna" grips, especially Stag ( well, not real stag, I can almost buy another pistol for what they are selling for now!)
Patrick is a true gentleman, an artist and craftsman of the highest order, and yet his grips are modestly priced, especially considering the quality of his products. He works pirmarily with elk, but has offered grips from moose antler also.
He usually has a number of sets of grips for K-frames ready to choose from, or will make a set to match your request and you can choose the amount of bark you desire...or go with a smooth "bone" look...with or without factory medallions. He will then E-mail a picture of the finished grips for your approval.
I have a few sets from him, for both S&W and Ruger SA's, and each set has exceded expectations with excellent fit and finish.