my new to me 686+ came with a present!


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rozziboy18
December 31, 2012, 05:13 AM
so i went to the gunshow here in knoxville today with a pocket full of cash and head full of 686 dreams.it was slower than normal (mainly because it had been picked clean) so moving about was easy. unlike on Friday when it was packed to the rafters and had a 1/4 mile+ line on both sides of the building. so i made my rounds and came across 1 of 3 686's , this one a 686-6+, and worked him down to 625.00. it wasn't a great deal but i really wanted it and i had the cash.

heres a pic.....
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu314/ROZZIBOY18/2012-12-30_18-43-37_94.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu314/ROZZIBOY18/2012-12-30_18-43-47_119.jpg



so i go to pull the smith from the box to do a deep cleaning on her and set the box down on the table. after cleaning i do what i always do and rifle through the box for paper work, locks, factory stuff, ect... but when i pulled back the foam this falls out


http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu314/ROZZIBOY18/2012-12-31_04-44-25_43.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu314/ROZZIBOY18/2012-12-31_04-44-31_290.jpg
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu314/ROZZIBOY18/2012-12-31_04-45-53_713.jpg

:what:date puts it between 1915-1916. i have quite the collection of spent cases but this is a welcome sight! runs and keeps time the only way it could be better is if it was solid gold but hey, im not complaining :cool:

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Jimfern
December 31, 2012, 09:15 AM
Very nice Christmas time bonus!

unclenunzie
December 31, 2012, 10:03 AM
Hey that's cool. Looks like it has some kind of speed regulator "S----F" with an arrow.... Heck it's probably standard on watches but I'm only a layman.

4 Paws
December 31, 2012, 11:21 AM
Beautiful revolver and excellent bonus find.

bannockburn
December 31, 2012, 11:25 AM
Wow that's quite a nice unexpected bonus there! Makes a good deal into an even better one. And I thought that only boxes of Cracker Jack had a prize inside of them.

silicosys4
December 31, 2012, 02:42 PM
Wow. I love fine old watches and clocks as much as I love fine revolvers, so that would have made my week....Elgins are a good quality brand of vintage watches.

HB
December 31, 2012, 03:30 PM
I've always heard storing revolvers with a watch can help keep the timing on...


HB

460Kodiak
December 31, 2012, 04:10 PM
^^^^^ post 911!!!! Danger Will Robinson! Danger!

Nice bonus man! Beautiful gun, and watch. You realize that if you carry that gun at all, you are now required to carry the watch as well. They are companion pieces.

Kymasabe
January 1, 2013, 11:59 AM
The Old Time Watch and Clock Shop in Phillipsburg, New Jersey specializes in old watches and clocks and if you contact them, email them a pic, could give you a pretty good idea what the watch is worth.

BYJO4
January 1, 2013, 08:17 PM
You bought a great revolver and got a fine bonus along with it.

Baba Louie
January 2, 2013, 08:14 PM
rozzi,
totally cool score 686 and bonus on the Elgin
Check this site out
http://www.pocketwatchsite.com/elginserials.html

An Elgin with a serial in the 18,000,000 range... circa 1914, 1915 if I'm reading the chart right

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