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Old 05-18-2017, 09:20 AM
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My efforts to walk into a LGS and come out empty handed had been successful until about two weeks ago. One of the nicest LGS in our area had several S&W revolvers on consignment from the estate of a former police officer.

There was a 686-3, 4" in the group that I first thought was a "-4" but, no matter. I haven't seen a nice preowned "- anything" in a while.

The price, IMO, was Gander Mtn. retail plus so, I made an offer. The LGS checked with the surviving spouse and finally called me last week to say the offer had been accepted. "Dang it and yea!",at the same time. Anyway I have attached a photo of it this one with it's 2.5" stable mate and yes, the pachmayr grips are being replaced with a pair of speed loader, cut out, S&W grips, thanks to a deal from a forum member.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:06 AM
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My efforts to walk into a LGS and come out empty handed had been successful until about two weeks ago. One of the nicest LGS in our area had several S&W revolvers on consignment from the estate of a former police officer.

There was a 686-3, 4" in the group that I first thought was a "-4" but, no matter. I haven't seen a nice preowned "- anything" in a while.

The price, IMO, was Gander Mtn. retail plus so, I made an offer. The LGS checked with the surviving spouse and finally called me last week to say the offer had been accepted. "Dang it and yea!",at the same time. Anyway I have attached a photo it this one with it's 2.5" stable mate and yes, the pachmayr grips are being replaced with a pair of speed loader, cut out, S&W grips, thanks to a deal from a forum member.
Congratulations on your purchase. Snub is cool too! I have a 4" 586 no dash, a 686-3, 6". My 2.5" is a 66-2. All perform well. Enjoy them! Bob
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:08 PM
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The 686-3 is now wearing the proper grips so, here is a group shot of it, in the middle, with the 6" "no dash" and the 2.5", -4.
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