Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-10-2018, 04:52 PM
Z22Z Z22Z is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 7
Likes: 3
Liked 12 Times in 3 Posts
Default S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??

Hi. Hoping someone can help me out. Other day I took the side plate off my new 686-6 revolver to get to know it a little better.

I was cycling the trigger with the side plate off when suddenly something tiny went flying ! My guess is it was a spring. It shot out and vanished, never to be seen again. Searched the area for hours trying to find whatever it was, but no luck.

At this point I've done hours of research trying to figure out what that part could be. I've watched every disassembly/reassembly video I can find on the L-frame. I've completely disassembled and reassembled mine several times already and Nothing seems to be missing ! It cycles and works fine both double and single action. Just using snap caps for now.

I'm at wits end at this point. I wasn't able to find a schematic for the 686-6. And based off whatever info I did find, nothing seems to be missing off mine. There were two other people that saw something go flying so I know it's not just in my head.

Any thoughts ?

Last edited by Z22Z; 05-10-2018 at 05:01 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-10-2018, 05:12 PM
Joni_Lynn's Avatar
Joni_Lynn Joni_Lynn is offline
US Veteran
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Some place else.
Posts: 2,867
Likes: 76
Liked 432 Times in 156 Posts
Default

Maybe it was the hammer block.
A photo of the gun with side plate removed would help too.
__________________
Lynnie, Professional Pest

Last edited by Joni_Lynn; 05-10-2018 at 05:15 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #3  
Old 05-10-2018, 05:46 PM
Toolguy Toolguy is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Kansas City area
Posts: 1,699
Likes: 5,103
Liked 2,126 Times in 916 Posts
Default

It was most likely the firing pin retaining pin. Those have a habit of popping out under those conditions.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #4  
Old 05-10-2018, 05:52 PM
armorer951's Avatar
armorer951 armorer951 is online now
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Evansville, Indiana USA
Posts: 3,509
Likes: 145
Liked 3,841 Times in 1,514 Posts
Default

Not meant as a criticism, but you should never cycle the action with the sideplate off.
__________________
Ret LE, FA Instr, S&W Armorer

Last edited by armorer951; 05-10-2018 at 06:37 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-10-2018, 06:32 PM
Z22Z Z22Z is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 7
Likes: 3
Liked 12 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Definitely not the hammer block. And firing pin retaining pin seems in place.

I’m a mechanic by trade so all my toys eventually get completely taken apart and put back together. I try to figure them out and understand them as much as I can. I have more of a bond and more confidence with them afterwards. Unfortunately, sometimes growing pains do apply. I had seen a bunch of 686 videos and had seen this be done with nothing going flying.
Attached Thumbnails
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??-e19e95f7-b75d-4026-b7f7-b31e837fcf0b-jpg   S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??-9faad4d2-c63d-406e-8919-2e70c43e3d3d-jpg  

Last edited by Z22Z; 05-10-2018 at 06:45 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #6  
Old 05-10-2018, 06:48 PM
bigggbbruce's Avatar
bigggbbruce bigggbbruce is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Where this month?
Posts: 2,254
Likes: 151
Liked 2,354 Times in 997 Posts
Default

Definitely not the hammer block you say...

I don't see it..
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #7  
Old 05-10-2018, 06:55 PM
misswired misswired is online now
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: N. Alabama
Posts: 730
Likes: 1,276
Liked 1,861 Times in 477 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigggbbruce View Post
Definitely not the hammer block you say...

I don't see it..
Uhh... Wouldn't consider the hammer block a tiny part either.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #8  
Old 05-10-2018, 06:57 PM
Z22Z Z22Z is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 7
Likes: 3
Liked 12 Times in 3 Posts
Default

The piece that shot out seemed pretty small.
Attached Thumbnails
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??-2ff6849e-b76d-428d-9742-5e2350f0956b-jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-10-2018, 08:09 PM
RGVshooter RGVshooter is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 1,165
Likes: 1,004
Liked 1,313 Times in 580 Posts
Default

Lessons learned....If it's not broke, don't fix it...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-10-2018, 08:39 PM
S&W Rover's Avatar
S&W Rover S&W Rover is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 1,210
Likes: 1,050
Liked 954 Times in 446 Posts
Default

The Hammer Block is Item 78 on the schematic.

I noticed on taking one of mine apart that it was the firstest thing to come out (it is not "attached" to anything; it just rests in its place and the side plate holds it in).

$4.99 from Brownell's.
Attached Thumbnails
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??-p_940000560_2-jpg   S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??-smithandwesson_jklnframerevolvers_schem-jpg  
__________________
S&W Rover

Last edited by S&W Rover; 05-10-2018 at 08:46 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-10-2018, 10:04 PM
Z22Z Z22Z is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 7
Likes: 3
Liked 12 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Here it is all taken apart again. It’s pretty much completely disassembled except for the lock mechanism.
Attached Thumbnails
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??-1e8a467f-115f-4a0b-9615-22594565aa70-jpg   S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??-7f8cf109-ac97-4865-8da4-e3368741b628-jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-10-2018, 10:29 PM
reddog81 reddog81 is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: IA
Posts: 939
Likes: 230
Liked 718 Times in 379 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by armorer951 View Post
Not meant as a criticism, but you should never cycle the action with the sideplate off.
To elaborate a little - The hammer and trigger pivot on the hammer and trigger studs which are pressed into the frame on the left side and sit in recessed areas on the side plate. When the side plate is removed the studs are only supported on one side.

A couple cycles of the action probably won't hurt anything but I'd recommend removing tension on the mainspring before cycling the action. Additionally you should remove tension on the mainspring before removing the side plate to reduce stress on the hammer and trigger studs.
Reply With Quote
The Following 9 Users Like Post:
  #13  
Old 05-10-2018, 10:30 PM
D Brown's Avatar
D Brown D Brown is offline
SWCA Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Sumterville, FL
Posts: 1,465
Likes: 6,953
Liked 2,671 Times in 845 Posts
Default S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??

Quote:
Originally Posted by Z22Z View Post
Here it is all taken apart again. It’s pretty much completely disassembled except for the lock mechanism.
There doesn't appear to be anything missing. Put it back together and shoot it.

__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #14  
Old 05-10-2018, 10:31 PM
rwsmith's Avatar
rwsmith rwsmith is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: (outside) Charleston, SC
Posts: 25,571
Likes: 30,868
Liked 22,097 Times in 10,767 Posts
Default OOPS!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Z22Z View Post
Here it is all taken apart again. It’s pretty much completely disassembled except for the lock mechanism.

...There goes another one!
__________________
"He was kinda funny lookin'"
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #15  
Old 05-11-2018, 12:39 AM
KEN L's Avatar
KEN L KEN L is offline
SWCA Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: N GA
Posts: 3,713
Likes: 180
Liked 2,751 Times in 1,159 Posts
Default

May have been just a little piece of crud or metal, that was trapped in the action, and took the opportunity to escape with the sideplate off.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-11-2018, 07:57 AM
ImDrRichard's Avatar
ImDrRichard ImDrRichard is online now
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: NYS
Posts: 301
Likes: 381
Liked 542 Times in 125 Posts
Default

Time to visit an S&W gunsmith OR send it back to S&W. Lesson learned.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-11-2018, 08:32 AM
D Brown's Avatar
D Brown D Brown is offline
SWCA Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Sumterville, FL
Posts: 1,465
Likes: 6,953
Liked 2,671 Times in 845 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ImDrRichard View Post
Time to visit an S&W gunsmith OR send it back to S&W. Lesson learned.
Why not just reassemble it?
__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #18  
Old 05-11-2018, 08:50 AM
michpatriot michpatriot is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 156
Likes: 18
Liked 282 Times in 101 Posts
Default

The bushing that the firing pin protrudes through the frame inside?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-11-2018, 09:06 AM
old&slow old&slow is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: central, Ohio
Posts: 1,139
Likes: 972
Liked 1,237 Times in 523 Posts
Default

I might be missing something ?? But, it looks like all the pieces, parts are there ..
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #20  
Old 05-11-2018, 10:26 AM
D Brown's Avatar
D Brown D Brown is offline
SWCA Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Sumterville, FL
Posts: 1,465
Likes: 6,953
Liked 2,671 Times in 845 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by old&slow View Post
I might be missing something ?? But, it looks like all the pieces, parts are there ..
My thoughts, exactly.
__________________
Dave
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 05-11-2018, 10:51 AM
JAREDSHS's Avatar
JAREDSHS JAREDSHS is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Scott county,Tennessee
Posts: 822
Likes: 197
Liked 395 Times in 262 Posts
Default

I hope you don't own a Rolex...……..
__________________
JAREDSHS
LEO(retired)
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #22  
Old 05-11-2018, 01:23 PM
Z22Z Z22Z is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 7
Likes: 3
Liked 12 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Yes the firing pin bushing is still there.
Put it back together and shoot it it is !

Btw. My Rolex tells time better than ever now. I meticulously polished every individual piece. It’s more of a “Flow” than a “Movement” now. Plus now I feel more bonded with it and have more confidence in its timing accuracy.
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Like Post:
  #23  
Old 05-11-2018, 02:02 PM
StakeOut's Avatar
StakeOut StakeOut is offline
US Veteran
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: NW of Austin Texas
Posts: 2,298
Likes: 925
Liked 3,412 Times in 1,228 Posts
Cool

Another unexplained UFO sighting
__________________
NEVER GIVE UP YOUR GUN
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #24  
Old 05-11-2018, 03:46 PM
kennyb's Avatar
kennyb kennyb is offline
SWCA Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: griz.va@att.net
Posts: 6,702
Likes: 588
Liked 966 Times in 619 Posts
Talking

it will buff out
__________________
SWCA#2208
KK4EMO
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #25  
Old 05-11-2018, 04:00 PM
frontseat767 frontseat767 is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Missing part

Try using a magnet to find the missing part. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #26  
Old 05-11-2018, 04:19 PM
Shooter Mike Shooter Mike is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 49
Likes: 387
Liked 63 Times in 28 Posts
Default

There is a very very small two sided spring that holds the key locking
mechanism into place and I do not see yours. This spring in hard to see with the naked eye.

I hope this helps.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #27  
Old 05-11-2018, 05:56 PM
blatzpac's Avatar
blatzpac blatzpac is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 9
Likes: 3
Liked 8 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Cylinder stop spring?
__________________
NRA Patron
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 05-11-2018, 06:14 PM
michpatriot michpatriot is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 156
Likes: 18
Liked 282 Times in 101 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shooter Mike View Post
There is a very very small two sided spring that holds the key locking
mechanism into place and I do not see yours. This spring in hard to see with the naked eye.

I hope this helps.
I was thinking the same thing, then I took one off the shelf and the spring is hidden behind the locked flag, if he removed the flag it's possible it's the missing piece. The pictures hide the spring position because it's behind the flag. Might be the piece.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 05-11-2018, 08:07 PM
NEURON NEURON is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SOCAL
Posts: 263
Likes: 82
Liked 212 Times in 75 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by armorer951 View Post
Not meant as a criticism, but you should never cycle the action with the sideplate off.
Oh, I don't think he will forget this for a long time!
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 05-11-2018, 08:57 PM
LAH LAH is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: WV
Posts: 314
Likes: 92
Liked 64 Times in 26 Posts
Default

I'm no help as to what the piece could be but I admit to cycling a couple of my Smiths with the side plate off several times. Maybe the mental support will help.
__________________
Joshua 1:9
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 05-11-2018, 10:00 PM
Z22Z Z22Z is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 7
Likes: 3
Liked 12 Times in 3 Posts
Default

The super tiny spring behind the lock flag is still there so it’s not that either.

Cylinder stop spring ? I believe that is in my photo. Is there more than one ?
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 05-12-2018, 06:57 AM
Tom S.'s Avatar
Tom S. Tom S. is offline
Moderator
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 7,775
Likes: 6,110
Liked 8,259 Times in 2,846 Posts
Default

A satanical S&W employee put an extra spring in your gun to cause you consternation if/when you found it.

It's as good an explanation as any offered so far....
__________________
So many S&W's, so few funds!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #33  
Old 05-12-2018, 01:29 PM
crstrode's Avatar
crstrode crstrode is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 186
Likes: 122
Liked 283 Times in 109 Posts
Default

As a service to the readers here, what is the name of the place where you do the mechanical work?
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #34  
Old 05-12-2018, 02:34 PM
Hasbeen1945 Hasbeen1945 is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Deer Park Texas
Posts: 244
Likes: 192
Liked 191 Times in 90 Posts
Default

I own a few S&W’s. Until this year I had never removed a single side plate. I have a friend who is a pistol smith and I asked him to show me how. He did. But now I feel comfortable doing this myself. Knowing all the time I have a backup if I run into problems.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 05-13-2018, 01:39 AM
ryoiter ryoiter is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2
Likes: 4
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default S&W 686-6 MISSING OR PHANTOM PART?

Try sweeping the area again with a large magnet. I use one off a large discarded speaker. If its there that should pull it in for ya.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 05-14-2018, 06:25 AM
Chief Wiggums Chief Wiggums is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 133
Likes: 95
Liked 157 Times in 68 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JAREDSHS View Post
I hope you don't own a Rolex...……..
or work as a surgeon
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 05-14-2018, 06:33 AM
AzShooter's Avatar
AzShooter AzShooter is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Surprise, Az. USA
Posts: 862
Likes: 682
Liked 542 Times in 227 Posts
Default

Looks like everything is there. How does the action feel? I'd put it back together at this point and try to shoot it. Doesn't look like any small part is missing or broken.

If the action isn't smooth either send it back or find a local gunsmith to check it out for you.

A hint: Take them apart in a large plastic bag so your parts can never escape.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 05-14-2018, 08:42 AM
HamHands's Avatar
HamHands HamHands is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Roswell, GA
Posts: 628
Likes: 665
Liked 703 Times in 315 Posts
Default

I lost a cylinder bolt spring once when removing that ******* "HH" lock. That was a show stopper for sure while waiting for Numrich to send me (2)... But I wasn't pulling the trigger or cycling anything with the side-plate off. OP, take it to your buddy if he is a real certified pistol/revolver smith. Otherwise, send it back to Smith with a detailed note of what you did. Even though this is 100% your fault... Smith will still pay shipping both ways and fix her for free. That's the kind of stand up people they have running S&W!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #39  
Old 05-14-2018, 01:15 PM
crstrode's Avatar
crstrode crstrode is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 186
Likes: 122
Liked 283 Times in 109 Posts
Default

On a related note, I was once reassembling a Davis derringer after replacing a broken selector. Of course, as I was about finished and was installing the mainspring, the guide pin sproinged out and I heard it bounce on the hardwood floor.

I searched and hunted and moved furniture and combed through floor sweepings with a magnet for days to no avail. Finally I broke down and ordered a new part. When I sold my workshop and moved several year later, lo-and-behold, there was the guide pin. It had flown ten feet away, through a closet door and skittered underneath a dusty bookcase. It lay there for a decade amidst the dust bunnies while I waited for the Davis derringer to appreciate enough to recover my costs. I'm sorry to report it never happened and I'm still in a financial hole.


I know, I know - what I paid for the new parts plus shipping is about what that gun was worth, but I just couldn't abide having a non-working gun I knew I could fix. I've used the plastic bag trick for disassembly AND reassembly ever since.

Last edited by crstrode; 05-14-2018 at 01:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 06-01-2018, 05:06 PM
Z22Z Z22Z is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 7
Likes: 3
Liked 12 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Just to Update. I reassembled the 686 and have fired 100 rounds so far. 50 rounds each of 357 magnum and 38 special. Gun performed flawlessly. While it was apart, I did some polishing of the moving parts and also installed a spring kit. It’s got a smooth, much softer double action now and the single action, I’d say it’s the definition of a “hair trigger”. Very Nice !

Last edited by Z22Z; 06-01-2018 at 05:10 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #41  
Old 06-02-2018, 10:44 AM
Plinkasaurusrex Plinkasaurusrex is offline
Member
S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ?? S&W 686-6 missing or phantom part ??  
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 56
Likes: 73
Liked 29 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom S. View Post
A satanical S&W employee put an extra spring in your gun to cause you consternation if/when you found it.

It's as good an explanation as any offered so far....
The same thing happened to me with my 686+. It was a very small coil spring unlike any other L frame spring. Mine was just lying loose inside.

That lends some credence to the above quote.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Part missing from 5906?? JohnFLand Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 10 07-11-2016 10:46 PM
9mm Shield Missing Part? Steve2Q Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 7 10-28-2014 09:31 PM
Extra part (pin) or missing part in my 28-2? ToddS112 S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 11 03-11-2014 12:20 PM
Am I missing a part on my 4586? radtuck S&W-Smithing 6 12-31-2012 01:10 PM
686 part missing Retired W4 S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 4 07-31-2011 08:08 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:11 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
© S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2018
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)