By Lars Dalseide | May 20 2010 15:20

Clint Eastwood's Smith & Wesson snub nose from Tightrope on NRAblog We missed Curator's Corner last week because the bulk of our people were at the NRA's 139th Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Charlotte, North Carolina. But this week we're back to highlight another Clint Eastwood special - the Smith & Wesson Model 66 snub nose from Tightrope.

A police thriller based in New Orleans, Tightrope follows the Eastwood character as he juggles a murder investigation with the complications of fatherhood.

The brand of Smith & Wesson 66s used in this film were first produced in 1970. Though barrels were available in a variety of lengths, Eastwood had the handle of the two inch model. The double-action six-shooter, chambered in a .357 Magnum, stood out from similar models because of its stainless steel and smooth trigger pull.

For the rest of the tale on this beauty from the soon to be revealed Hollywood Guns exhibit, be sure to tune in tonight at 10:20 p.m. as National Firearms Museum's Senior Curator Phil Schreier makes another appearance on and Sirius Patriot 144.


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