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My latest addition. A fairly rare 1998 686-5 7 shot .357 Mountain Gun, Serial #CCP80XX. A stocking dealer special in 1998, with only approximately 2000 made in .357 caliber. Grips are not original, a few scratches, no internal lock, but mechanically very tight and excellent accuracy. I got it at a local gun show a few weeks back. It was sitting on the table by itself, and at first glance, it looked like a Model 66 on steroids! When I picked it up and handled it, I knew what I had the opportunity to buy. Have put about 300-350 .38 standard and Plus P rounds and about 50-75 .357 factory rounds through it, with no problems whatsover. I think I better keep this one! I'm not very good at pictures so I hope they come through.

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Very nice! As long as it functions well the cosmetics don't matter as long as there is no rust. Congrats on scoring that fine revolver.:)
 

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I thought I was up on my S&W revolver knowledge, but here is another variation i have not seen before. The other was the Super 66 post. I'm digging the .357 Mountain Gun, nice find.
 

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Thanks for the responses. It is a fine shooter indeed. I saw one recently new old stock in the box with all paperwork on an auction site and I believe the bids were around $1500.00 with a day or so left. I think I did ok at $550.00 OTD. I was really shocked to see it as I had only read about them. I don't think the dealer knew what he had.
 

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Great buy!!!!!
My childlike brain sees a vision of a duck jumping on a Junebug.

If the wear bothers you pick up a grey (NOT green ,NOT red) Scotch Brite pad and rub it in the direction the factory did.
That will tidy it up in short order.Follow it with the white (if you can find it) if you want a little less brushed look .
White is very fine which equals very slow.
 
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