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Old 06-08-2013, 04:25 PM
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Here are a couple of my 586's. The NIckle finished gun is a no dash 586. And the blued gun is a 586-3....Ray
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Just one L frame for me. Model 681
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All so sweet beauties, I just love them L frames!!
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Love those dark Magnas on that stainless gun. Beautiful.

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Currently only have one L-frame, a 386PD.

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Here is (most of) my current collection of Ls...top to bottom:
686-5 (+) 3" bobbed hammer DAO, night sights
686-5 (+) 4" Mountain Gun
586-1 4" wearing Hogues
581 4" wearing Ahrends
581 with aftermarket 2 1/2" barrel, Round butt conversion and DAO bobbed hammer.

My no-dash 6" 686 didn't make the photo shoot since my Dad has been "borrowing" it for the past few years!

Anyone else care to share?


I love that custom 3" 581. The closest thing I have is my 3" 681+ PC. If I can ever get my hands on a 581 or 681, I'll do the same. In addition, I have one 686-6+ 4"
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Here is an unusual L frame.

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A 681 PC is hardly anything to be "sorry" about (LOL). I have your gun's cousin, the same model treated to a two-tone Birdsong finish of green and black. Ugly as sin but it shoots OK. Now I'm sorry as I have no picture of it.

Pictures I do have are of a couple of Brazilian 38 Specials:



A CS-1 pawn shop find:



And this odd-ball. A 586-7 done up by the Custom Shop in the style of the guns Smith produced for the French anti-terrorist police:



Supposedly there are only 92 of these so collectors, don't read any further...I shoot this one occasionally. (smile)

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Yep, my 681+ PC started out as a green/black Birdsong "T" coated gun. When I got it, the finish was showing a little wear on the high spots, so I called Birdsong's and spoke with Walter Birdsong himself in an effort to learn how to remove it. He asked me if I had one of those S&W revolvers he did for them years ago, and I said I did. He said he could never understand why they wanted that finish on such a gun. He also said that blasting with aluminum oxide or beads was probably the only way I'd get it all off. I used the aluminum oxide and got that darker grey, Ruger-like effect. I love the gun. Shoots great, locks up tight and is accurate as it can be.
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When I started my LE career in the mid 80s, my first gun was a 4" 686. Loved that gun'

Currently, my only L frames are 2, 2.5" 686s, a -3 and LH no dash.
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I too love L-Frames! 5" , 4" , 3" , and a 640 Pro (J of course)
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686 4" with Altamont wood.
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686 4" with Altamont wood.
How do you like that Altamont grip? Is the back strap open? Thinking of ordering one.
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How do you like that Altamont grip? Is the back strap open? Thinking of ordering one.
I really like it. Feels good and looks good. I get lots of compliments on it. I shoot better with the Altamont grip then with the stock rubber. The backstrap is open, but I don't find that a problem with the fuller grip of the Altamont. A pic of the backstrap below.
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I really like it. Feels good and looks good. I get lots of compliments on it. I shoot better with the Altamont grip then with the stock rubber. The backstrap is open, but I don't find that a problem with the fuller grip of the Altamont. A pic of the backstrap below.
Thanks! I like the back strap open. I am placing order!
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Thanks! I like the back strap open. I am placing order!
You won't regret it. One of the best purchases I have ever made for my firearms. The fit and finish is superb. I hit a steel plate at 50yds 4 out of 5 times offhand with the Altamont grip, compared to 3 out of 6 with the stock grip.

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I only have one L frame left, a pre-lock L-Comp. My favorite for EDC.



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Who makes that grip? Haven't seen one like that before.
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Who makes that grip? Haven't seen one like that before.
Craig Spegel Extended and checkered boot grips in Cocobolo.
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I had a 4" 686 that was a nice gun, but just didn't do it for me, so I sold it.

I happened across a nice blued 586 4" that walked into my LGS as I was picking up a Wilson Combat they they were FFLing for me.

This no dash 586 has Combat Grips in Bubinga by John Culina.





I consider the 586 to b the spiritual successor to all the great pinned and recessed revolvers that came before it.

They just have a panache and a mystique that the 686 doesn't have. And the 686 is great.

This gun with these grips are a real nice combination.

I predict that the 586's will become super collectible in the next decade as the pinned and recessed guns will continue to get snapped up.

The L Frames also fit my hand perfectly.

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986 as it came





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A couple of mine. First a 686 no dash . Second a LNIB 586 no dash. Still working on my photography . Maybe I should use the Wife Unit's Cannon instead of my IPhone.
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Have shown this here before. It's the only L frame I currently own and have owned since bought new in 1981. Still have the original box, paperwork and stocks. It still wears the Hogue monogrip I installed many years ago. I didn't want to beat up the target stocks carrying it as a duty gun, so installed the Hogue, as it was and still is the most comfortable to me on that gun. Back then there were no rubber Hogues, just the hard plastic. I still like them. It was my last duty revolver, which I carried until 1985 when we switched to the, then new, 3rd Gen Smith 9's. I will never sell it, and hopefully my heirs won't either.
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Thanks for bringing back this thread Paul, some beauty's shown here.

My L frame is a Model 69 with 4" barrel:



Crimson trace laser grips for home defense and FastFire 3 for range shooting and deer hunting.

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4" CS-1



696 w/ Keith Brown Grips

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Some people like them others don't. My one and only L frame. A "slicked" up SSR with Ahrends on it. My favorite!!
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acco40, What a GREAT PAIR!!! I'm envious. Love the Keith Browns.
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Relatively new Talo 686+ with an old set of Grasshorn Elk's I had hanging around in my parts box.


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My recent (2016) 586 L-Comp.
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My only L, 686+ just purchased weeks ago.
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The M396NG (44 Special) & M69 (44 Magnum) are both L-frames.



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686-6+, TALO, 5" bbl.


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I got one too:
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Great wheel gun and great pics! Thanks for sharing.
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Funny, I just did this in a thread about 586s....
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I love the L's, but somehow N's have taken over as the dominant frame size in my safe. Still, I've managed to hold onto a few nice ones.

Top to bottom: 686-5, 646, 696-1 & 686-5
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