Thread: 696 Goodness
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:27 PM
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Back when they first came out, I stumbled on one in the LGS. Of course I bought it for some outrageous sum, probably $400. I loved everything about it but the goodyear grips. They were both ugly and awful. But a quick look in my woodpile revealed a couple of nice sets of diamond round butt magnas. It was easy, I tried a set on and they worked really good.

Of course it confuses folks when they see it. Just a little sanding and some tru-oil makes it look like they came on it. 696s are great guns, but they pretty much ruined them with junk like the lock. The 396s are worthy partners, too. Maybe I should put a pair of the same diamond magnas on one of them just to see how it looks and handles!
Dick Burg
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