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    The 686 is a fine revolver and it looks as if you got a pre-lock version. ¡Muy bueno!


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    Which 686 verision is it ? I've been doing what you have, and "just missed " out on a couple of GP100's. But, if I see the right 686 ... that's even better.

    Congrats on the find and the gun. You'll enjoy it.
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    Yep, its a pre-lock 686-4. Just got finished with a basic field strip and cleaning. The cylinder was a little gritty but I figured it would spin freely after cleaning and it does. It is such a gorgeous piece of equipment. Bonus, my lady gave me no grief!
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    I've come to appreciate the S&W 686 recently too. Since I already own a 4" Model 66, I decided to look for one with a 6" barrel.

    I really think highly of these older Smiths, especially compared to the current guns with their built-in locks. To be honest, I would rather buy one of these older Smiths used in good condition, than the current production.

    So I finally went and purchased one on Wednesday, just a few days ago, and should hopefully have it in hand by the end of this coming week. It is an older 686-2, and is thus also a pre-lock. It has hardly been fired, and has spent its life as a well kept safe queen.

    They sure are handsome guns indeed. I just could not resist buying mine either, when I saw these photos of it:







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    Quote Originally Posted by Biomortis View Post
    I've been looking for years for the right buy on a Ruger 4" GP100 stainless. I almost got one last year but that fell through. On a whim, I called one of my local stores today and asked if they had one and they had a used one literally come in this morning. I went to go check it out and right next to it was a S&W 686 4" that just screamed, PICK ME INSTEAD! It had only been in there a day or two and its amazing it was still there. Let's see, $465 for the Ruger or $495 for the S&W? That's a no-brainer. It's funny because I never even considered the 686 before and I don't really know why. Tunnel vision I guess.

    I still need to do a little cleanup on it but its in really good shape. The trigger action is a dream and it absolutely fits my hand like they were made for each other. My patience finally paid off!

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    A masterpiece. So accurate you'll be able to draw pictures with it. You'll see why it's my HD preference.
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    Biomortis, you did good!!


    Quote Originally Posted by LanceORYGUN View Post
    I really think highly of these older Smiths, especially compared to the current guns with their built-in locks. To be honest, I would rather buy one of these older Smiths used in good condition, than the current production.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceORYGUN View Post
    I've come to appreciate the S&W 686 recently too. Since I already own a 4" Model 66, I decided to look for one with a 6" barrel.

    I really think highly of these older Smiths, especially compared to the current guns with their built-in locks. To be honest, I would rather buy one of these older Smiths used in good condition, than the current production.

    So I finally went and purchased one on Wednesday, just a few days ago, and should hopefully have it in hand by the end of this coming week. It is an older 686-2, and is thus also a pre-lock. It has hardly been fired, and has spent its life as a well kept safe queen.

    They sure are handsome guns indeed. I just could not resist buying mine either, when I saw these photos of it:






    Let me tell you that when I bust out my 686 with the 6 inch barrel and start shooting .357 mag at my range, people will stop shooting and come over to check it out. I got lucky too and mine is a pre-lock as well. The pick of yours looks pristine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    The pic of yours looks pristine.
    Well, I was told that the original owner may have only shot it once, and then retired it to his safe.

    I was also told that he sent it to a gunsmith for a polishing job. So that is why it looks so very bright and shiny.

    I really love finding safe queens and buying them. For some reason, I've mainly been buying older classic guns the last couple of years.

    In a number of ways, they appeal more to me than a lot of the new guns on the market.
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    Well played, sir!

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    Very good buy!
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