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Old 08-29-2012, 08:59 AM
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Default Model 686 with Silhouette front sight

I am looking at two 686 6" with Silhouette front sight. One is 1980 no dash with non-fluted cylinder. The other is 1985-86 dash 2 with fluted cylinder. Both are mint. No box or papers. Any idea of fair value and rarity? Thanks
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:32 AM
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They are certainly rarer then the standard model with the regular sight package. I had a 586 with 8 3/8 inch barrel with the Silhouette sight package and sold it and I wish I hadn't. Not sure of the value of these revolvers because to the right buyer they are worth a lot. The buyers tend to be hunters that can set 3 different zero points with the sights or competition shooters.

Mint shape I would guess $600 to $650

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Unfortunetly here in Canada NO hunting with revolvers.
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What about metallic silhouette competitions? .357 may be just enough for knocking down rams and pigs.

I have a 586-1 with the adjustable front sight. Love that gun.
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Well I ended buying the 686-2 since the no dash sold before I made a call. The no dash was $100 more anyway. Now I wait for paperwork and delivery.
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Sorry to hear thet you cannot handgun hunt in Canada. You are missing a very enjoyble hunting experiance.

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I have one these also, and recommend looking around for a club involved in steel silhouette shooting.
It would also sell in states that allow pistols for hunting of course-
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The closes I get to hunt with a pistol is my Rossi Ranch Hand in .357 Magnum 12" barrel, for some reason its treated as a rifle ; ) I have a hip holster for it to boot.
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I haven't used a .357 with the 4 position front sight ,but I have the 29-3 with it, and it is quite adaptable to various used. You can adjust the sight for up to 4 different distances, and dial in which one to fit the job to be done. Takes a little time to sight in for all of them, so you want to figure out in advance your uses. Set the rear sight at mid-range for elevation, then adjust the front starting at the closest distance at position 1. Go up from there.
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I have one too 29-3 10 3/8" what a canon!
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