Up for sale is a. Fine condition, clean Cylinder / Yoke / Extractor Assembly that originated from a well cared-for Smith & Wesson 66-1 revolver chambered in. There's some normal fouling on the face of the Cylinder but is very nicely maintained otherwise: The Chambers are bright and shiny, the Extractor star seats nicely, and the Ejector Rod Spring and Center Pin Spring are firm and responsive.Even the checkering on the tip of the Ejector Rod sharp and bright. There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever of any corrosion or rust ever being present on this Assembly. Priced per condition, and relatively scarce availability, these old Recessed Cylinders are truly the epitome of Smith and Wesson's best craftsmanship, and are gradually becoming harder and harder to come by. Compatible Models for this Assembly would include the following S&W Revolvers ONLY: Model 66 (No Dash), 66-1, 65-1 and 65-2 ONLY.
Model 66-1 would be a direct, identical replacement. Model 66 No Dash would be identical, with the only exception that the direction of the threads on the inside of the Ejector Rod (where it threads into the inside of the Cylinder) are reversed. This was simply an engineering change made for the 66-1, seen as an improvement so that when shooting the revolver, the Ejector Rod would not wobble loose after repeated shooting: The reverse threads, if anything, would tighten the rod.. DO NOT USE on a Model 66-2 or Later, as the knob on the side of the frame of the revolver that keeps the Cylinder from sliding backwards when swung out of the revolver is cut with a narrower clearance on the later guns that had a shorter Cylinder than the 66-1...
The result is that you will not be able to slide the Cylinder all the way back on the Yoke when installing it, and then the Cylinder won't clear the forcing cone when swung closed.. ALSO Compatible would be the Fixed/Grooved-Sight K-Frame Model 65-1. Finally, please ensure that the revolver you would be installing this on would have at least a 3" Barrel, as the Ejector Rod would be too long to fit in the Barrel Shroud Slot on a "Snubby revolver of the same Model. AGAIN, DO NOT use this assembly for a 66-2, 66-3, 66-4 or later (Or a Model 65-3 or later) : The Cylinder Retainer knob on the side of the frame is not cut properly to allow clearance for an older, longer Cylinder, and also on later models, the Yoke. System changed and the Yoke in this assembly would not fasten correctly into the frame of a newer model, either.As with any vintage gun parts there may be minor imperfections and we have attempted to capture a fair rendition of the condition of the Assembly in the image set. See photos for full description. Exactly the Assembly as seen in this listing's photoset.