My new Smith & Wesson 686-5


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gunguy0829
March 5, 2012, 01:04 PM
Got a new 686-5, .357 mag, 6" barrel. Any one have any info on these, good or bad, revolver looks new, no play in the cylinder. Are there common things to look out for? Paid $650, maybe a little high, not sure.

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bikemutt
March 5, 2012, 01:53 PM
Well, it's pre-lock and post-MIM. I have a no-dash, post-recall 6" I bought unfired for $550 in January.

It's a beautiful handgun and a pleasure to shoot, enjoy.

PabloJ
March 5, 2012, 02:15 PM
Got a new 686-5, .357 mag, 6" barrel. Any one have any info on these, good or bad, revolver looks new, no play in the cylinder. Are there common things to look out for? Paid $650, maybe a little high, not sure.
With unleaded revolver looking from front press on cylinder from left side with finger if there is no detectable movement between yoke/crane and frame you got a good one.

gunguy0829
March 5, 2012, 02:21 PM
pabloj, does it have to be in lock up to do that test? i.e. trigger back, hammer forward?

MrBorland
March 5, 2012, 03:26 PM
Congrats. The -5 happens to be my preferred variant. I wrote why here:

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=480815

gunguy0829
March 5, 2012, 11:09 PM
MrBorland, thanks, that was a ton of info

TrailWolf
March 5, 2012, 11:33 PM
Congrats!!!

I bought a 686-5 Plus earlier this year and its my grail gun - I just love it.

Use her in good health!

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm33/harry1922/c4e25327.jpg

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm33/harry1922/2f2f4f56.jpg

gunguy0829
March 6, 2012, 12:45 PM
I was gong to get the 4" 686 no dash, but something didnt seem right, when i saw the 686-5, 6", I heard music and we ran to eachother in slow motion. lol :)

theicemanmpls
March 6, 2012, 12:47 PM
Nothing better then S&W wheelgun porn.

pdogkilr
March 6, 2012, 05:29 PM
Okay -- what is the difference between a 686-5 Plus and a 687 ?

My 687 - sent to Jack Weigand for his "Tame the Beast" conversion - second sweetest revolver I own.

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i106/pdogkilr/Firearms/SnW687onGreen.jpg

gunguy0829
March 6, 2012, 08:35 PM
not too sure, im not sure what the differance between the 686-5 and the 686-5 plus

gunguy0829
March 6, 2012, 08:36 PM
oh, wait the 686-5 plus is a 7 shot, mine is a 6 shot

jameslovesjammie
March 7, 2012, 02:33 AM
Here's my 686-5 that I have used for Whitetail hunting. 8 3/8" barrel does well with 180+ grain bullets. Offhand at 100 yards, it is not uncommon to hit 6/6 shots on a 8x10 steel plate.

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/jameslovesjammie/gun%20stuff/P1000987.jpg

gunguy0829
March 7, 2012, 12:40 PM
nice more 686-5 porn, wish i knew how to post mine on here, not that computer smart.

gunguy0829
March 7, 2012, 12:50 PM
160587



here she is

metalart
March 7, 2012, 04:02 PM
@pdogkilr what did the conversion entail? it looks nice!

love the 686's likely to be my next purchase!

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