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my new to me 686+ came with a present!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by rozziboy18, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. rozziboy18

    rozziboy18 Well-Known Member

    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.....

    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


    :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:
  2. Jimfern

    Jimfern Well-Known Member

    Very nice Christmas time bonus!
  3. unclenunzie

    unclenunzie Well-Known Member

    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. 4 Paws

    4 Paws Member

    Beautiful revolver and excellent bonus find.
  5. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. silicosys4

    silicosys4 Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. HB

    HB Well-Known Member

    I've always heard storing revolvers with a watch can help keep the timing on...

  8. 460Shooter

    460Shooter Well-Known Member

    ^^^^^ 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.
  9. Kymasabe

    Kymasabe Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. BYJO4

    BYJO4 Well-Known Member

    You bought a great revolver and got a fine bonus along with it.
  11. Baba Louie

    Baba Louie Well-Known Member

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