He had been telling me it was a Smith 66. It is in fact a 686-5 4". It does not have the original grips but instead a set of Pachmayr Grippers. Condition is very good with some minor darkening of the metal on the trigger and the hammer. Otherwise it is very clean and in excellent condition. If I wanted more information, which letters of the serial number would be needed of XXX####? By the way, I got it for 200$ with 2 HKS speed loaders.
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January 12, 2003, 09:26 PM
Freaking note to self: Get some real grips on this pistol to replace the jerry-rigged pachmayr's not well-designed for this gun.
January 12, 2003, 10:02 PM
200? Seems to me to be a very good deal for a 686. Gotta love those 4" L frames.
January 12, 2003, 10:31 PM
Great gun, ya done good. :D
January 13, 2003, 01:20 AM
$200 for a 686 is a really good deal. Congrats ;)
January 13, 2003, 06:40 AM
Sounds like a bargain,happy shooting.:)
January 13, 2003, 07:31 AM
Great deal. Good luck.
January 13, 2003, 08:52 AM
I think your brother loves you:)
January 13, 2003, 10:19 AM
Give me the first 3 letters of the serial number, and I can give you the year (and possibly the month) of manufacture.
Pachmayr's do suck...IMHO. :D
As you can see, the darkening of the hammer and trigger is normal for MIM parts. It's part of the "hardening" process.