Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by rick300, Oct 8, 2009.
As the others have said--it's a great price if in good shape. How much has it been shot? If a real lot--like practice for competition, and competition itself--you might want to have a gunsmith go over it.
As for the lock--don't worry about it.
This is an addiction and you are all enablers. No really, thanks for the help. Rick
That means you can still be liable if the gun is misused by someone who is underage, per California law, and it was locked up only using the internal lock.
Since you keep it in the safe, that's not a problem.
It also means that the lock serves no purpose in the eyes of the law. If you want to be able to lock the gun for your own purposes, keep it, else remove it. In the eyes of California law, it's not a lock at all.
Note that Caliornia approves some locks that are complete pieces of Chinese crap, and some locks that are FAR better have not been DOJ approved. The quality doesn't matter. Your safe and/or lock must be California DOJ approved to be used as a defense in court, should the gun be misused by a minor. If you need DOJ locks, I have a big friggin' BAG of them somewhere... I want to keep a few locks around for one reason or another, but I sure don't need all those locks.
Excellent gun-good price
I would say buy it if you want a .357 magnum.
I used to carry the 681 with a 4 inch barrel and fixed sights. It was and is an excellent gun, just heavy. The 7 shot, 3 inch barrel models are lighter.
I would just ignore the lock. There have been very few problems that I have heard of. If it bothers you, you can disable it.
If you do disable the lock, a bottom feeding lawyer may try to use it against you in court to show your "STATE OF MIND" concerning safety and how aggresive you are. That is the downside.
If you use if for self defense, the 125 grain JHP ammo has excellent stopping power, but is loud, has a bright flash and kicks hard. I used the 110 grain WINCHESTER White Box JHP. It kicks like a .38 Special and has good stopping power.
As for the key, they are all identical. The same key fits my 642 as it does for my 500.
So, basically, I have four keys that are identical. I don't use them at all, but keep them just in case one of the locks decides it is going to lock itself on me!
full length ejector rod; something that the 2.5" guns does not have.
Most of the 3" models were manufactuered as "special runs" for Lew
Horton Enterprizes, and sold directly thru their distributorship. As far
as your acquistion, you did really well; especially with all the surplus
accessories. Figure a new in the box firearm running between $699-
$739 by its-self; you did really well~!
No need to worry a'bout the "lock"; unless of course its in the lock
position~? Otherwise, just leave the dang thing UNLOCKED, and go
'bout your business~! Also, as an added precaution- Make sure all
firearms are secured safely away from children~!
I like the 4-inch model, but to each his own.
I already have 3" 686 but for $450 would be happy to help out. PM me your friend's email and I'll take it from there.
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