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Old 05-01-2018, 04:05 PM
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Has anyone seen the solid orange blade sight for sale anywhere.

Google search turns up nothing.
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:30 PM
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That same orange blade was used on a M629. The product code for that gun was 170334.

You could call S&W customer service. Ask them to pull up the parts list for that pc, then ask for the part number for the front sight blade.

Then offer to buy that part number. Be nice and there's a good chance they'll send you one for free.
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It is just a piece of plastic - nothing special and quite delicate. My 686-6 came from the factory with it broken off. The factory took a few weeks to send a new one out, saying they were waiting for parts, so I'm guessing they don't make them. While waiting, I decided to put an aftermarket replacement on mine.

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I am new to the forum and love the front sight on your PC 686. Could you tell me where you got it? Just went to pick mine up last night and unfortunately it broke during shipping

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Picked mine up this afternoon 686+ PC with the 2 1/2 barrel .. Everything
looked good on it .. what was broken on the sight ??
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The orange sight had cracked around the roll pin. It looks like several other had the same issues with the 4 inch and 5 inch versions
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Hi,

I am new to the forum and love the front sight on your PC 686. Could you tell me where you got it? Just went to pick mine up last night and unfortunately it broke during shipping

Thanks,

Matt

I bought it online. IIRC, from Midway.
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Tom,

Thanks for the reply. I didn't realize the sights were the interchangeable DX type. It looks like HiViz and Dawson Precision both make sights that will fit.

I found the orginal part number from S&W is 249650000
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The orange sight had cracked around the roll pin. It looks like several other had the same issues with the 4 inch and 5 inch versions
Your 686 sight is different then the one on my 686+ PC 2 1/2 inch barrel ..

Mine is steel with the angled ramp being orange in color .. looks pressed in like other S&W sights .. Was yours a fiber optic sight ??
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It is a single piece of orange plastic that rests under spring pressure against the roll pin. It looks like it doesn't take much additional pressure to cause it to crack
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I like the Hi Viz on my 625 JM. Will eventually get 1 for my 686 Pro Series. Bob
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