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No dash 686 4" deal or no?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Shienhausser, Aug 5, 2011.

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  1. Shienhausser

    Shienhausser Member

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    I found a 4" 686 no dash, tight lockup very clean for $520

    I really am considering picking it up, is this right on the money or better?
     
  2. Walkalong

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    That is a fair price in my opinion. No screaming deal or anything, but fair. One of the dumbest things I have done was trade my 4" 686 no dash. :banghead:

    I have had the good sense to pick up a 4" 586 since then, but I still regret trading the 686.
     
  3. jad0110

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    That's a very good price for my area. Used 686s go for as much as new ones where I live ($700-ish). I'd offer $500 cash plus tax and see what happens.
     
  4. Shienhausser

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    Cool, I really want it badly and I would be surprised if it was still available. I may have to accidentally buy it. :)
     
  5. jmr40

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    Make sure there is an "M" stamped next to the serial number. There was a recall on the early no dash models. Once modified they were stamped with an "M". If not, I'm sure S&W will still perform the modifications at no cost but it will be a little more trouble on your part. You could use that info to get a better price if it has not been modified.
     
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    As I said above, it's a good price for my area, but I'm gathering that 686 prices are a lot lower (like mid $400s) in other parts of the country. I've personally not seen a used one in my area for less than $600 in years.
     
  7. Guillermo

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    Dude...if you really want it...who cares if it is the best deal ever?

    Sounds like a fair price and you love the gun.

    Just take "yes" for an answer
     
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    I note that Guillermo doesn't do angst. :0

    The recall is a non issue. With some magnum ammo the primer can flow back into the firing pin bushing. Call S&W, give them the serial number, and they will send a shipping label. A couple of weeks later you will have the gun back with a new firing pin and bushing without paying for shipping.
    If you want it and can afford it, then go and buy it.
     
  9. Deus Machina

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    Don't be upset about possibly using the recall.

    If you need to, you need to. No harm done.

    I have a 586 no-dash, no M, and I've purposely run all the factory .357 I can find in it. 158gr .38's to 110gr .357 JHP's, including Winchester 'hunting' and 'self defense' and soft-point Federal, which tends to have the softest primers.

    I did find out that the 586 makes 110 and 125 JHP's a lot nicer than my friend's Security Six and SP101, and that 110's blow fire out of every crevice on everything. But no hint of a problem with it.
     
  10. Guillermo

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    That made me literally laugh out loud! :D

    And no...most of us are gun guys (or gals) for fun. Speaking for myself, I would be adequately armed to protect my family and myself with about 4 firearms filling different roles.

    I may have more than that :uhoh:

    Shienhausser has it bad. The boy should buy the gun. :)
     
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    NM has the most expensive tag price of all the surrounding states. For NM, $520 sounds good.
     
  12. Fishslayer

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    I paid more than that for my 4" 686 no dash. IMO worth it.

    The recall was for an oversize hammer nose bushing that would allow the primer to flow back & lock up the cylinder when using hot magnum loads. Not all weapons had that problem. Mine has no M and so far I've experienced no problems. But the hottest load I use is 14+gr of 2400 under a 158gr JHP. That's not extremely hot.
     
  13. Dr_B

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    Snap it up.
     
  14. ghitch75

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    just bought a -4 4" for 400 with box and paper's...if there hard to find around you and you want it bad get it!!!

    [​IMG]
     
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    If the 686 is pristine and has all the box, papers and tools then $520 in my area is an OK price.
    If just the gun and it looks used, scratches, dirty and etc then $520 is too much, in the Tampa Area of Florida.
     
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    I have a no dash no M gun. I called smith a few months ago and asked about the recall. They said if I haven't had any problems by now I wouldn't, but if I wanted they would preform whatever it was the recall did. I wouldn't worry about the lack of a -M
     
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    I have a no dash 586 that had not had the mod. I had primer flowback on some Magtech .357 and it locked the gun up. Took some doing to get it unlocked. S&W paid shipping both ways, and I had them refinish the gun and tune it up while it was there. Smith knows how to do a beautiful nickel job!
     
  18. Shienhausser

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