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Old 04-01-2017, 02:49 PM
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I have a love/hate relationship with gun auctions sites. They make me spend money when I probably shouldn't. But at least I get something to show for it.

I found this deal this morning. A four inch 686-4+ with box & docs for $750. That's a reasonable price for any pre-lock four inch 686 in good shape, but a -4+? I had to jump on it. It's a gamble, but worth a shot. I'll provide an update when I receive it.

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/633670574

Here she is. Looks like it was carried a lot, but not shot much. It cleaned up pretty well. No need to make it too pretty, because it will be used.


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Old 04-01-2017, 03:09 PM
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Congratulations, that looks like a nice gun!
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Old 04-01-2017, 03:16 PM
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Pre-Lock 686 is a good find. Enjoy and stay off those auction sites.
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Congrats!

Hope it is all you hope it is!
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Old 04-01-2017, 08:31 PM
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Congrats on a great gun!

Weren't those -4+ guns only made for like one or two years?
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Old 04-01-2017, 08:52 PM
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Congrats on a great gun!

Weren't those -4+ guns only made for like one or two years?
Correct. S&W started making the 7 shot -4s in 1996 and in 1997 the -5 came out. Small window for the 686-4+. That's why I jumped on it at $750.

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Although more of a SB fan the dash 4+ is arguably the high water mark for 686's as its a 7 shot and the last of the forged internals.

Honorable mention goes out to the 686-5 which although has MIM internals introduces the first Mountain Gun .357 and is pre IL.

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Congrats! My -4 is the last one in the herd that I'd part ways with. Enjoy it!
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Congrats! My -4 is the last one in the herd that I'd part ways with. Enjoy it!
Agreed! Now my 2.5 inch -4+ will have a companion.
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Although more of a SB fan the dash 4+ is arguably the high water mark for 686's as its a 7 shot and the last of the forged internals.

Honorable mention goes out to the 686-5 which although has MIM internals introduces the first Mountain Gun .357 and is pre IL.
Hey Engine49guy, are those stocks a little odd on the -5 round button frame? They appear to be SB targets.
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I think you'll like it. I know I love mine, and was thrilled to get ahold of it, earlier this year. I'm not a man of many means, so this is one of my grail guns.
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Hey Engine49guy, are those stocks a little odd on the -5 round button frame? They appear to be SB targets.
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OK, learned something new again. That's what I love about this forum, and you always have good info to share. I wasn't aware that anything like that existed. Would you post a picture? I'm curious how it looks.
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I am surprised that there was no competition for that gun. Could it be that even premium revolver prices are going to drop a lot? It wont be as fast or as far as the polymer guns drop.

I don't think so but I could easily be wrong
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I am surprised that there was no competition for that gun.
I got the impression that it had not been listed for very long. It had 10 days left when I bought it. And the starting bid price was the same as the "Buy it now" price. I knew it would be gone if I thought about it too long, because I know I'm not the only one who would jump on it at that price.
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IMHO: In the 686 camp the -4 is the best of breed. I wouldn't part with mine for anything.

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[IMG]686[/IMG]
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I got the impression that it had not been listed for very long. It had 10 days left when I bought it. And the starting bid price was the same as the "Buy it now" price. I knew it would be gone if I thought about it too long, because I know I'm not the only one who would jump on it at that price.
As a matter of fact, I hit the watch button and was close to jumping on it, but I hesitated because there's another variation that I'm after right now. Nice acquisition, sir.
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IMHO: In the 686 camp the -4 is the best of breed. I wouldn't part with mine for anything.

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OOPS, sorry. Photo is mislabeled. Gun is actually a -4. My No Dash is a 6". Guess what. That photo is mislabeled as well.

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