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Old 05-18-2017, 03:08 PM
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Hi there, and greetings from Denmark!

I have just ordered this S&W revolver (1st. picture), a 686 6'' Eurotarget , apparently a 1 out of 500 from S&W performance center.

Does anyone in here know anything about the Eurotarget model?

Bought it because i want a ''real'' target shoothing revolver... and because it's a beautiful revolver! The 1 of 500 is just a ''fun fact''

Also! Does anyone know what the ''AKAH'' letters on the side stands for?

I already have a 586-4 4'' revolver (2nd. picture), it is fun as hell, but imo not the perfect choice for competition/target use. It has a Karl Nill grip fitted, which i will put on the 686 instead.

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Old 05-18-2017, 03:48 PM
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According to the source that I read, "AKAH" stands for Albrecht Kind GmBH. Your revolver, according to the source, was assembled by AKAH from selected parts provided by S&W and met the same characteristics as S&W Performance Center products.

I feel confident that someone else on this forum will have more information and knowledge regarding your wonderful example.

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Yeah, all the high end fun toys go to Europe. Can't get that kind of stuff here. You will love it for target shooting. I have 9 6" 686es in different configurations for shooting matches. They are the best.
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Old 05-21-2017, 02:40 PM
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No one that knows anything about these guns?
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Old 05-21-2017, 02:55 PM
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Welcome from the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey!

Rasmus, we actually don't see that version of the 686 here. The smooth cylinder is sometimes seen on 7 shot TALO guns, and on some specialty models. Sorry that I can't be more helpful.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:06 PM
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Your gun is a dead ringer for the 686-3 Classic Hunter, a 1 of 5,000 edition, except for the Combat stocks. As it has the old-style forged cylinder release, hammer and trigger, I'd be interested in knowing what if any dash number follows the model number on the frame.

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Congratulations Ras!
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It should be a 686-3
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It has a Karl Nill grip fitted, which i will put on the 686 instead.

Kind Regards - Rasmus
I don't know anything about your gun, but the combat grips on it look super nice!!
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:44 PM
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And, it has no lock! Is that a current production gun?
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A -3 would very likely not be a new-production piece. Inventory of those frames and other parts is long since depleted. If I were a betting man, I would wager that it is a 686-3 Classic Hunter with a Combat stock. It has Classic Hunter equipment - a black ramp front sight and unfluted cylinder - and it is a -3, which they were. If I were at my office PC, I could post a photo of my 686 Classic Hunter and the stocks would be the sole visible difference. Anyone else with one can do the same.

I'd love to see the box label.

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Old 05-23-2017, 11:24 PM
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... If I were a betting man, I would wager that it is a 686-3 Classic Hunter with a Combat stock. ....
The Op's gun has the cut for the old style adjustable trigger stop. I can't tell if the mechanism is still in place.

Is your Classic Hunter cut for an ATS?
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Your question intrigued me so much that I got out of bed at 1:00 a.m. and went down to my gun room to see. Not only is it cut for a stop, it has a stop. You can see the stop protruding ever so slightly in this photo of my three 686-3s.



What do you think? It doesn't make sense to me that Smith & Wesson would make a twin to an older gun or a 1 of 500 piece without marking it accordingly like my National Match in that photo.

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Looks like your 586 lost its front sight insert. Let me know if you live anywhere around Copenhagen, I have all the stuff to install a new insert in there. It would take me less than 30 minutes, and I won't charge you a dime.
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It is not a new production gun. It is bought second hand, from a store here in Denmark (Hunters House, Copenhagen).

It could very well be a 686 Classic Hunter, with some trigger tuning etc. from AKAH and/or S&W Performance Center.
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Thanks for the offer GunarSailors but the front sight has recently been trimmed to a hook-like shape (not on the picture). So i don't need the insert anymore.
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''According to the source that I read, "AKAH" stands for Albrecht Kind GmBH. Your revolver, according to the source, was assembled by AKAH from selected parts provided by S&W and met the same characteristics as S&W Performance Center products.''

I believe the 1 of 500 refers to the number of guns that AKAH made for S&W maybe? And AKAH could very well have used the Classic Hunter as the base model.
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