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Old 02-16-2017, 06:32 PM
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Wanted to share a nice Penna find. I had a guy from another site I belong to reach out and offer me this SW. He was on the fence about selling it, I didn't give him much time to think about it, he called last night and I told him I would be there first thing this morning, 6 hour round trip and I brought this beauty home. Pre-Lock, Pre-Mim 686-4 in 2.5" and 7 SHOT !! with original box. This revolver is mint, I don't use that word too often, but she is right there. I'm pretty fired up over this one. I paided for it, but not too bad, this one is right up there with my 27-2 in 3.5" complete with presentation box.









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Old 02-16-2017, 06:39 PM
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My first 686+ (that's what the 7 shot models are called) was a 2.5". It is a FABULOUS gun - enjoy it!
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:05 PM
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OK now I am officially jealous. I love snubbies, I love 686s, and I love the 7 shots.
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:06 PM
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Congrats, local!

6 hour round trip, that sounds like my trip to Wilkes-Barre for my 629-2E. It sat on Armslist for $900 calling my name, so I made the trip.

Where was this located? The long drive it takes to travel across PA severely limits whether a gun is worth the trip or not for me. Most prices haven't even been close to making a long trip worth while lately.
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Wow - very nice! The lock wouldn't bother me - but yours also does not have the ridiculous huge billboard text on the barrel. I hope you didn't pay too much for it ...

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Old 02-16-2017, 07:23 PM
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Congrats, local!

6 hour round trip, that sounds like my trip to Wilkes-Barre for my 629-2E. It sat on Armslist for $900 calling my name, so I made the trip.

Where was this located? The long drive it takes to travel across PA severely limits whether a gun is worth the trip or not for me. Most prices haven't even been close to making a long trip worth while lately.
Hey Ipac

I'm around the Doylestown area, he was in Chambersburg, I agree on the trip/time to justify a gun buy. I would of did that drive for the 629-2E. I love the 44 cal guns, I just picked up a 629-1 RB in 3" .. and a 696 No dash in 3" .. can't get enough of them 44's.

As for my drive for this 686-4, I rec'd the pics for it and she looked great, most of the times the pic's are hard to judge, without the proper lighting and such. With the pics being nice, and me doing some research I knew I had to grab this. The 7 shot is nice, kinda rare. And with the original box I thought it was a no brainer to grab this. A couple of weeks ago I drove out to Elizabethtown to grab a 4" SQ Model 547, just don't see them around at all.

You are right about time/distance for a purchase, but with this 686 I had to make the trip, I honestly think if I waited say till Saturday he would of changed his mind. The fella was a great guy and he was being honest, when we were talking after the sale, he said I almost called you about not selling it, as I can understand where he was coming from, we all have sold a gun at sometime in our collecting we wished we had back.

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Old 02-16-2017, 07:32 PM
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Wow - very nice! The lock wouldn't bother me - but yours also does not have the ridiculous huge billboard text on the barrel. I hope you didn't 'paided' too much for it ...
Not too bad, You know with SW's, the prices are all over the place. I felt good about what I paided. She's a keeper, this one not going anywhere, it'll go in the safe next to the 686-3 in 2.5 "


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Old 02-16-2017, 08:07 PM
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Boy howdy you've been scooping 'em up lately! All nice ones too! Love your new snubby Brian!
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Love the gun. But driving 3 hours hurts. I don't like driving.
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:28 PM
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Boy howdy you've been scooping 'em up lately! All nice ones too! Love your new snubby Brian!
I been trying, told a few shooting buddies, I feel good where the collection is going. Just wondering whats next.

75vette, you out around the Raystown Lake area ?


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Old 02-16-2017, 08:34 PM
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I been trying, told a few shooting buddies, I feel good where the collection is going. Just wondering whats next.

75vette, you out around the Raystown Lake area ?


Thanks, Brian
I believe I'm more than a 3 hour drive away... I'm about 1/2 hr south of Atl, Ga.
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:33 PM
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I wouldn't mind a drive for a gum I really want. I like driving though.v3-5 hours is just a Sunday drive for me
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Old 02-17-2017, 02:51 AM
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Nice catch. Very nice looking with those grips. Enjoy.
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:24 AM
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Very nice. I have one and it's my favorite EDC. Surprisingly accurate for a 2.5 inch barrel.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:48 AM
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Nice gun! My edc is a 2.5" 686+ dash 6. However, I much prefer the older ones like yours. Very nice!

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Old 02-17-2017, 12:53 PM
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I'm around the Doylestown area, he was in Chambersburg, I agree on the trip/time to justify a gun buy. I would of did that drive for the 629-2E. I love the 44 cal guns, I just picked up a 629-1 RB in 3" .. and a 696 No dash in 3" .. can't get enough of them 44's.

As for my drive for this 686-4, I rec'd the pics for it and she looked great, most of the times the pic's are hard to judge, without the proper lighting and such. With the pics being nice, and me doing some research I knew I had to grab this. The 7 shot is nice, kinda rare. And with the original box I thought it was a no brainer to grab this. A couple of weeks ago I drove out to Elizabethtown to grab a 4" SQ Model 547, just don't see them around at all.

You are right about time/distance for a purchase, but with this 686 I had to make the trip, I honestly think if I waited say till Saturday he would of changed his mind. The fella was a great guy and he was being honest, when we were talking after the sale, he said I almost called you about not selling it, as I can understand where he was coming from, we all have sold a gun at sometime in our collecting we wished we had back.

Brian
I see where Doylestown is, pretty close to Philly. So if you traveled to Chamberburg, you were within bout hour from me in FloodCity. I have traveled the old Lincoln Highway out past Chambersburg and into Getttysburgh for a gun, I believe my BSTS KC. Most of my buys were local Armslist ads and I had to travel, so I have a hard time remembering which gun to which location. Although that is the way to find REAL deals, buy local. Getting harder though nowadays due to folks wanting a huge payoff like they see on auction sites.

My 629-2E was a 3" RB too. The unfluted cylinder, and bad-azz nature of the 44mag snubby with magna-ports, just really attracted me. Hindsight, I would have probably preferred your -1 instead due to weight reducing features. Although I got the full endurance package with mine, so that helps. Something just told me that gun was special and uncommon, so I went for it, my 1st S&W. Glad I did, because it replaced all my Anacondas.

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it'll go in the safe next to the 686-3 in 2.5 "
Very nice revolver you have there. Are you going to shoot it at all?
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Looking for the 3". You did well.
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Very nice revolver you have there. Are you going to shoot it at all?
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I will shot it, i always take a few guns to the range. I don't beat any on them up. But will shot it, gingerly :-)

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Nice find Brian,was lucky to find these through the forum a few years back.A couple of my favorites 686-4+
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My favorite revolver in my favorite size. 686 snubbies just beg to be shot.

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Old 02-18-2017, 12:34 PM
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I'll be on the hunt now for a nice set of combats ........ Yours look great !!
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Old 02-18-2017, 01:28 PM
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Excellent buy.... now all you need is a Tyler T and some quality gun leather,

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