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I believe this has LEW Horton combat grips 2 1/2 inch barrel. I took it to a dealer he agreed it’s unfired. 686-1 has M stamp. I have box and all the paper work. The dealer valued it at 800 but I think it’s more. I was curious what your guys thoughts were? It has a scratch on it the dealer said it looks like just the surface and a professional could take care of it most likely.
serial number ANT00xx. I appreciate the help. I picked it up at an estate sale for 500 and I don’t own the catalog for S&W.
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I could see that. good to get a second opinion. Looks like he nailed it. Thanks for the help.
 

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You did most well.

I bought this 686-1 from a person that carried it in his glove box for a couple years for $500.

A couple hours with some 800 sand paper and mothers polish cleaned it of great. I did send it back for the M stamp.

If I had to sell it, I wouldn't take less than $850, no intentions of ever parting with it as long as I aint dead,



 

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$1k plus on a GB auction..easily. Snubby Magnuns are hot right now and a "Lew Horton" adds interest to many..even though its not really anything special. Great looking piece.
 

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You did most well.

I bought this 686-1 from a person that carried it in his glove box for a couple years for $500.

A couple hours with some 800 sand paper and mothers polish cleaned it of great. I did send it back for the M stamp.

If I had to sell it, I wouldn't take less than $850, no intentions of ever parting with it as long as I aint dead,



Nice clean up.
 

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While Lew Horton did have a lot of guns with the factory combat grips, the grips alone does not make it a Lew Horton Gun. The factory combats like yours could be special ordered for a “standard” S&W. While @jonsey814 is correct about the value of the grips, it would have to be documented as a Lew Horton to have extra value. I have it’s twin and wouldn’t consider selling mine for less than 1k and mine is slightly used.
 

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I am always attracted to the 686 ... Even in standard 4 in. The limited run of 3 in. Is very appealing.
The Sheriff of Jefferson Co. Oh. ( friend of mine) has a few of the different variants . His 686 carry piece , wears Ivory grips ...
And the degree of which he handles that gun, would rival Bill Jordan.
Have to get another , for my own again. Pics always get me fired up ... Thanks to you Guys.
 
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Welcome to the forum! Congrats on a nice score. Beautiful 686...enjoy.:cool:
 
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