April 9, 2011, 08:53 PM
I like the 686 as much as the next person, but geez.


Sounds like a used car salesman too. :rolleyes:

Is there something about this one I am missing? :confused:

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Jim Watson
April 9, 2011, 08:59 PM
I don't know but I wish I did, $1235; you could have some of my guns for that.

April 9, 2011, 09:00 PM
Hmm, needs a few more pictures. At over $1200 for than one, I guess my no dash 686 I got back in 1981 must be worth about $2k.:rolleyes:


32 Magnum
April 9, 2011, 09:27 PM
What the heck?

Friendly, Don't Fire!
April 9, 2011, 09:27 PM
For a gun that is advertised as "There is Little to No Cylinder Circles" - I can clearly see scratches in almost every single picture where the cylinder has lines from the lower lock-up pin.

Yes, the gun is clean, just like most of my guns when I detail them.

I don't like the advertising comparing the gun to a girl "prom queen" - tight, "PRETTIER THAN A PROM QUEEN".:barf:

Someone may buy it and never shoot it just because he dropped a lot of money on it.

If it were mine, it would be at the range with me the first day I obtain it.

I think the seller needs to show some top strap cutting photos and some forcing cone photos, seeing that they have every square millimeter of the gun posted up in high resolution, let's see the DETAILS!

April 10, 2011, 01:59 AM
You could get a lot more gun for that money! Some of the performance center works of art in the $1,000 to $1,200 range come to mind.

April 10, 2011, 02:09 AM
You can get a 3" CS-1 for less than that. Or a 627 Performance Center gun. Either someone has more money than brains or someone is running a scam.

April 10, 2011, 02:15 AM
Wow, somebody paid $1385 for it? PT Barnum was right. Beautiful gun, but jeeze.....

April 10, 2011, 08:29 AM
It shows what a windy ad and lots of photos can do. $1300+ for a $600 revolver, unbelievable.

April 10, 2011, 10:38 AM
It was the Kimber box that made it worth the extra 100%. That and the landscape photos. Oh the Winchester hat that alone was priceless and worth the selling price.

April 10, 2011, 10:52 AM
Well there was FREE shipping.
It's stuff like this that make me think auctions are rigged.

I know there's a sucker born every minute but give me a break.


April 10, 2011, 11:24 AM
It was the Kimber box.....

April 10, 2011, 11:33 AM
No box or papers, rear sight elevation screw looked buggered. And with all those pics not one showing the top strap at the forcing cone :confused:

I know there's a sucker born every minute but give me a break.


Friendly, Don't Fire!
April 10, 2011, 12:38 PM
If you go to Midway, there are all kinds of parts for revolvers and they tell you how to insert these different shims (washers of varying thickness) to tighten everything up. The gun could have been a normal, fairly-tight 686 with a bit of cylinder movement, and the person might have just tinkered enough with those performance parts to tighten it, I am not saying they did, I am saying they COULD HAVE!

If the gun is THAT tight while sparkling clean, what happens when you shoot 10 or 20 rounds to all those extremely tight tolerances? I believe they would start working against you in the cylinder starting to bind and who knows what else! Tight is good, but then there is the extreme where there is absolutely no movement at all. :rolleyes:

Sheesh, one particle of sand in the wrong spot and you might have to take the gun home just to detail it again!:confused:

Also, just what I always wanted, brochures and installation instructions for stuff that is not even being sold with the gun!


Yup, a GREAT Prom, er, I mean SAFE QUEEN, fer sure!

April 10, 2011, 01:32 PM

April 10, 2011, 09:54 PM
Someone was hallucinating!

April 11, 2011, 12:49 AM
Buyer had a 5 feedbacks. That explains it...they typically drive the prices up by not knowing what the item is actually worth.

April 11, 2011, 06:29 AM
I would pay more for a 686 with 6 holes.....but not that much more.

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