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    Need help identifying 686

    Hi

    I just bought a S&W 686-6 S/N: DAT584x, and it says "Target" on the right side of the barrel, and there is a "S&W International" logo
    behind the cylinder right side.
    It has K. Nill grip and adjustable sights.

    I first thought it was a Target Champion edition, but i haven't been able to find a picture online that resembles mine.

    Any thoughts?

    PS! I'm at work, will post pic when I get home.

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    Need help identifying 686

    These three letter prefixes can be tricky. I'm extrapolating 2003.

    The -6 was the engineering change model which added the internal lock in 2001.

    Might be able to help more when we see pics.


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    Welcome aboard. As a 686-6 owner I am curious as well. We love photos.

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    to the forums from the Wiregrass!
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    Re: Need help identifying 686

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    Your .357 was labeled for international sales. We don't see them like that in the US. Here's a short YouTube video I found that might interest you.

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    Re: Need help identifying 686

    I know alot of guys who have 686's, but I have never seen this mark before.
    I don't have the standard catalog of Smith & Wesson, but I was hoping someone could share what it says about the serial number and the Target Champion versions.

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    pin, there is nothing in the SCSW about them that I can find.
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    Re: Need help identifying 686

    OK, thanks for posting

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    Need help identifying 686

    There's a mention of a 686-5 International but not the -6 and the serial prefix is different. I'll check to see if there is anything in the PC section.


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