New Toy (686 Police Trade in)


March 8, 2010, 09:58 PM
Traded a J frame for a 686

needed a good trail gun

Victoria Police trade-in

off to the range tomorrow

My daughter enjoyed rubbing in the fact that her Model 19 is prettier (Teenagers:cuss:)

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March 8, 2010, 10:13 PM
Nicely done, sir!

March 8, 2010, 10:24 PM
Hello friends and neighbors // I think the full lug is prettier

Nice trade, the 686 will out last the J frame by far and is actually fun to shoot repeatedly.
DAO I assume....

March 8, 2010, 10:56 PM
Actually I agree with the offspring, her model 19 is more lovely. In addition it has no MIM parts, a pinned barrel and is superior in most every way.

I gave it to her for her 15th b day.

The 686 is going to be the workhorse

BTW, I have never thought that anyone cared about what I bought but because I so enjoy other people's new toys, I thought I would return the favor.

March 9, 2010, 07:15 AM
I am an absolute fan of 586 / 686 revolvers, they are real workhorses...

March 9, 2010, 09:25 AM
One is in the family. My current wife has a 7 shot with a 2.5 inch barrel.

I wanted something for the trail. Longer barrel and stainless seemed the way to go.

March 9, 2010, 09:30 AM
Very nice find.

I really like S&W long as they are pre locks.

That 686 looks great and those stocks, though ugly, are unique and I like them because of this.

Could use a few rubdowns with Mothers, dont you think?

March 9, 2010, 09:39 AM
Very cool! Nice find!

March 9, 2010, 10:14 AM
Could use a few rubdowns with Mothers

the rest of its life is going to be one outdoors. I was actually thinking of going the other way and bead blasting it.

As to the grips, they are the factory wooden grips. Most of our revolvers have Hogues so this one will get the same.

March 9, 2010, 03:41 PM

March 9, 2010, 03:41 PM
I have to ask, did you pick it up at GT Distributors?

The one here in TN has VPD marked no dash 686's for sale with the same worn out grips, square frame and 4" barrels.

March 9, 2010, 05:24 PM
I've been looking for a nice Model 19 for several years. I have found some but they were quite beat up. Were they a common LE revolver? I agree on the 586/686 My very first revolver was a 586. Wish I would have kept it.

March 9, 2010, 09:13 PM
I have to ask, did you pick it up at GT Distributors?

I did. LOVE GT Distributors. Looked through several to find one that was tight.

This one is weird. The forcing cone, on the inside edge, is very sharp and crisp. There is a significant line on the cylinder though.

All I can figure is that the guy would play with it or unload it when he got home every day but not shoot it. Dunno.

Paid 4 bills for it which I thought was fair.

March 9, 2010, 11:39 PM
Is this the GT distributors near metric & braker (roughly)? Been there once for speed loaders. Do they have many police trade-ins like this? very interested. I like your 686.

March 10, 2010, 12:04 AM

the used gun case is a mixed bag when it comes to revolvers. They sometimes have virtually nothing of interest. Sometimes lots.

They ALWAYS have lots of autos, 3 dozen easy not counting Glocks. You can pick up a used Glock 40 for 300 bucks every day.

I have a circle of stores that I look at. GT is one of them. I also like the pawn shop at Lamar & Payton Gin and a couple on the east side.

most of the revolvers at GT are old. You have to troll the pawn shops to find WWII era stuff. I dress crappy and wear a full size gun when I go to the east side pawn shops.

Cameron Road is a good area for deals.

March 10, 2010, 12:09 AM
I snagged one for a sweet price a couple weeks ago.

I call it "stink-butt" because the Hogue grip absolutely REEKS of the cologne the prior owner wore.
I swear, he must have used Eau-de-doodahdey as lubricant and bore solvent.

The S&W-logo Hogue grip is now sequestered in a plastic bag inside a SECOND plastic bag while I await the arrival of a fresh set of Pachmyrs.

Just looking at the pics, I swear I think I can still smell that butt, and it is double-bag stashed in the other room.

Although not as bad as the Model 64 that had obviously had the recoil shield used as a bottle-opener, I think this gun may have been raised by wild swine.

March 10, 2010, 12:09 AM

Me too :D

Gunner Mike
March 10, 2010, 12:41 AM
Wow! WEG, that sight is pretty bad.

Must have been recoil jumping it up and taking out the shooter's teeth! Ha!

March 10, 2010, 01:15 AM
the selection of revolvers in the family is improving

March 10, 2010, 09:33 AM
WEG, mine is pristine by comparison

I love that inventory tracking system. Appears to be a laser etched, microchip embedded high tech marvel.

March 10, 2010, 10:17 PM
Guillermo, looks like you have one big happy family! :D

I gotta get me a 686 now ...

March 10, 2010, 10:31 PM
the Model 19 is my daughters, the 686 7 shot 2.5 inch is my current wife's

we need a lot more... definitely a model 15 or two an maybe a 3 inch 60. A trooper or a King Cobra and a diamondback 38. A Model 17 as well.

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