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Does Anyone Here Have Experience w/S&W CS-1?

This is a discussion on Does Anyone Here Have Experience w/S&W CS-1? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I would appreciate any information on this model or personal experiences that members might have. Stephen. According to the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, ...

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    I would appreciate any information on this model or personal experiences that members might have.
    Stephen.

    According to the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, your 686 was product code #104228, mfg in 1988 for U.S. Customs, 3 inch barrel, round butt, pinned ramp front sight (doesn't mention the width), marked CS-1, dull gray bead blast finish. Doesn't mention total production numbers.

    The book says NIB value is $400.00, excellent condition value $325.00, but as I'm sure you know, these values are arbitrary & should be taken with a grain of salt.

    Great find, BTW.


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    Look up the S&W forum those guys and gals there deal only in Smiths..
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    I think Ruger did special runs of either their Speed Six or Security Six for the U.S. Customs Service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueLion
    Look up the S&W forum those guys and gals there deal only in Smiths..

    No knock of the S&W forum intended. I was the original admin of it before the current "ownership" bought it out from under me. There are a lot of great folks there, but most of the best of the orginal S&W forum folks are at Shooters' Legacy now.

    If merln or Coastie can't give you the answer about a S&W product the answer just can't be found.


    Great looking revolver. I have a 3" model 13, and the 3" barrel feels so much better than its 4" counterpart model 13. I'd probably jump all over a 3" 686 if I had the funds when I stumbled across it.
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    Hello. Not a full range report to be sure, but I did shoot the gun a bit last evening, but didn't get to the range until late and light was fading fast.


    Initial shots with the revolver were using the inexpensive black nylon "Hide Out" grips I recently purchased from Brownells.


    I did no sight adjustments and all groups were fired at 15 yards from a seated position and in slow-fire, single-action, and using a 2-hand hold. This one was fired using Remington 125-gr. SJHP .357 magnums.


    These two groups were fired the same way as for the magnums above. The group on the left was fired using a mild handload (Rainier 158-gr. plated flat point over 6.0 grains Unique. WSP primers set it off and the .357 cases were Winchester. This is about a thousand feet per second load in most 3 and 4" revolvers.) The group on the right was with Federal 147-gr. +P+ .38 Specials.

    Again, I got to the range pretty late so this is not a very detailed report, but it does appear that the gun will shoot and that any sight adjustments will be very minimal.

    Best.

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    POI looks well acceptable Steve - particularly taking into account the different loads, and bullet weights.

    You have one very cool revo there.
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