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  1. New Members Introduction
    Hi friends, I purchased my first revolver, a New 686 plus with a 3-inch barrel. Unfortunately, I Just realized that my front sight is crooked. Is this common? How can I fix it, I am nota big fan of aftermarket front sights.
  2. S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    Howdy again yall, Since yall were so helpful dating my chiefs special I thought I'd share some photos of my 686 no dash and see what yall thought the date of manufacture might be. I am guessing 1981-1985 but was hoping to get yalls wisdom on it. I see ADC6262 with the M below it, let me know...
  3. S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    Hello all, Seeing how my first revolver love is the 686 (7rd) I guess I will ask the group for where it first shows up. I’ve seen the charts of what DASHs mean and that the “Plus” came out in 1996. So -4 can have the 7rd, but what about a -3? Just wanting to get an idea of any pre-Plus releases...
  4. S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    I have a Smith & Wesson 686 no dash. I’ve owned the revolver for a couple of years now, and it been a pleasure to shoot. Recently, the cylinder lock decided to stop engaging. I did a deep clean (fully disassembled) and found it was very clean and not the problem. I did notice, with the hammer...
  5. S&W - Gunsmithing
    The Performance Ctr 686 revolver has a different surface material and I would like to find forum members with experience in cleaning this gun. Specifically I am having a difficult time getting the powder marks off of the outside of the cartridge, and especially the front edge of the cartridge...
  6. 686 No Dash

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  7. 686-6, 2.5"

  8. 2.5" 686-6

  9. S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    These Model 686-4’s were made from 1992 to 1996 and then shipped to Germany from 1993 to 1996 for distribution to the European market. They were first worked over by S&W's Performance Center where a match barrel, target hammer, and target trigger were installed and fitted. In Frankonia, Germany...
  10. S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    I joined the S&W (and revolver, for that matter) club with a used Model 10-10 courtesy of our "friends" at the California Department of Corrections. I love it, but I'm looking to upgrade to a proper .357 Magnum revolver and get a revolver with better sights at the same time. Currently, I'm split...
  11. S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    I handled one recently; 4" barrel. But I haven't seen anything about this model and the folks at that lgs didn't know anything about it. Does anyone here have any info to share?
  12. S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    I found a 686-6 this morning in a configuration I have not seen before. It is a Talo offering. Model 686-6 7" barrel, grips marked 357, and unfluted cylinder. The SCSW mentions them but doesn't say much. I suppose I could email or call Talo Distributing to ask how many were sold. That is always...
  13. New Members Introduction
    My 686 has a crack near the hammer on the frame. It is cracked all the way through the steel. I have only shot 38 special and 357 standard rounds. The gun is approximately 22 years old and I am the original owner. Any one ever seen this happen before.
  14. S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    Hi all, I just picked up nice 686-4 and am courious about the date of production and the value. SN: BRC50XX
  15. S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    I saw one of these last week and it looks pretty sweet. Does anyone have one?
  16. S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    I've recently been contacted by a friend who's father just passed away. His dad had a stainless S&W 686 that he found in a closet. It looks like it has hardly ever been fired. He offered to sell it to me rather than have it go to an auction. It would make a good companion to my 36-1 Chief's...
  17. S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    I've done some research, yet I still can't locate a weaver or picatinny rail I like for my 686. Any one know of one they'd recommend? I'm looking to mount an Aimpoint Micro on her for fun. Also if you know of a good site to get new iron sights at. The stock are fine, but I'd like something...
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