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My new Smith & Wesson 686-5

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by gunguy0829, Mar 5, 2012.

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  1. gunguy0829

    gunguy0829 Member

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    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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    pabloj, does it have to be in lock up to do that test? i.e. trigger back, hammer forward?
     
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    MrBorland, thanks, that was a ton of info
     
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    Congrats!!!

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

    Use her in good health!

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    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 :)
     
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    Nothing better then S&W wheelgun porn.
     
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    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.

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    not too sure, im not sure what the differance between the 686-5 and the 686-5 plus
     
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    oh, wait the 686-5 plus is a 7 shot, mine is a 6 shot
     
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    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.

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    nice more 686-5 porn, wish i knew how to post mine on here, not that computer smart.
     
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    here she is
     

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    @pdogkilr what did the conversion entail? it looks nice!

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