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I stopped in one of my favorite pawn shops today and they have a very nice 686-4, 6". shot very little. Locks up tight. Very nice gun. They are asking $799 for it no box no nothing.

I know things are a little crazy around here lately but have any of you ever heard of a 686 going for that price?

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...not one that wasn't GOLD PLATED, or one of the "Performance Center" guns....mikey357
 

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If it was in California, maybe....

One of our better local shops around here has a late, no key 4" 686 in mint condition... it's been languishing on his shelf at $550 for near a year....

I think that while people can ask whatever they want for their guns, and say anything they care to to defend that price, when it gets right down to the nut-cutting, very few used 686's bring top dollar if they've been fired and are missing the box....

Up here, 6" guns are even worse....
 

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I hear that S&W asks around that price for the new ones, but I wouldn't know ;)

The 686-4 is widely regarded as the "best" of the 686 line. It contains all the revisions, without the MIM and other "innovations".

That said, I would expect to pay locally around $500 to $550 for a 6".

More for a 4", and most for a 2.5". $600 for a 686-4 is not that unreasonable these days, especially when you look at the asking price for lesser, more recent production 686's, IMHO. Regards 18DAI.
 
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I would think that the high price is more about the enthusiasm of the pawnshop owner and little to do with reality. $800 is high anywhere except maybe CA. Maybe they saw one that went for an outrageous price on one of the internet gun auction sites and thought they could do the same!
 

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I've seen some pretty crazy prices being asked for guns lately. They were still on the table though so maybe what some people are asking is way more that others are willing to pay. I know if I see a gun I'm interested it & it's priced way too high I won't even make an offer, others may feel the same too. Frank
 
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