Clint Eastwood’s S&W Model 66


This snub nosed .357 Smith & Wesson Model 66 was used by Clint Eastwood in the 1984 movie Tightrope. This gun is part of the NRA National Firearms Museum’s “Hollywood guns” exhibit.

This weeks Curators Corner episode discusses the history of the .44 Magnum.

[ Many thanks to Lars Dalseide, of NRA Blog, for sending me the photos. ]

Steve Johnson

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  • SpudGun

    Well, just like a million other movie nerds, I’m also going to say that Clint also used the same revolver in ‘The Gauntlet’.

    Why can’t S&W go back to designing such beautiful revolvers?

  • If memory serves the 66 in the Gauntlet had a square but. Like you I love these old revolvers. My first center fire was snubby 66