September 26th, 2005 11:15 AM
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I would appreciate any information on this model or personal experiences that members might have.
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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September 26th, 2005 05:47 PM
Look up the S&W forum those guys and gals there deal only in Smiths..
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September 26th, 2005 07:06 PM
I think Ruger did special runs of either their Speed Six or Security Six for the U.S. Customs Service.
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September 26th, 2005 09:00 PM
Originally Posted by BlueLion
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.
September 27th, 2005 12:09 PM
September 27th, 2005 12:38 PM
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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