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Old 10-12-2018, 08:00 AM
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I had a 4" 686-4 about 5yrs ago. I didn't shoot it much and finally sold it to finance a 1911. I always regretted getting rid of the 686, and the other Day I came across this used one in a LGS. It was in the original box with all the paperwork even the Lock. It's a Dash 6, but I've gotten over the Keyhole thing a while back and it no longer matters to me. Double action was a bit Heavy and I cured that with a 13# Wolff Rebound Spring. Now it's light and Smooth Just like an S&W ought to be. $475+Tax
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Nice gun, great find👍🏻
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[QUOTE=Double action was a bit Heavy and I cured that with a 13# Wolff Rebound Spring. Now it's light and Smooth Just like an S&W ought to be. $475+Tax[/QUOTE]

Does the #13 rebound spring change the single action much, reason for asking I have a m65 with a heavy DA pull and am thinking of doing the same modification. Just donít want a hair trigger in SA.
Good price on your 686, congrats
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:22 AM
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Congrats!

Glad you're happy with it!
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:27 AM
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Congrats on a nice gun and a great price.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:52 AM
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Does the #13 rebound spring change the single action much, reason for asking I have a m65 with a heavy DA pull and am thinking of doing the same modification. Just donít want a hair trigger in SA.
Good price on your 686, congrats
Yes the Single action pull was lightened too. I do not have a trigger gauge but it now feels like about 2.5-3 lbs. far from a Hair Trigger. I retained the Factory Mainspring for Reliability. If you need it, Miculek does a Youtube Video on the Spring Job......Lew
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That's a great deal you got on one of the greatest guns!
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Great purchase. What's not to like of any 686 Internal lock ?? What's that ??. Don't even think about it
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Any time you can get a good condition 686 for $500 or under it is a smart purchase period. That is just a good rule for life.

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I had a 14# spring in my dash 6 and the single action trigger was amazing.
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Congrats! You can never go wrong with a 686 it seems.

Just don't trade this one for a bottom feeder LOL. You still have the 1911?
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:16 AM
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I have a 686 and a 686-6. Just shot my 686 for the first time the other day and love it.
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$475?!?! You must be lying.
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Old 10-13-2018, 06:12 AM
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There were several police trade ins for sale on GunBroker earlier this year going between $425-$475. I snagged one, shot it several times, cleaned it up, sold it at a gun show very quickly for a profit!
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$475?!?! You must be lying.
Yep I'm Lying in Wait for another good deal. Sounds too cheap to be True but it is. Was marked $500, but talked her down to 475
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Congrats! You can never go wrong with a 686 it seems.

Just don't trade this one for a bottom feeder LOL. You still have the 1911?
Yep I still have the 1911, and several More
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$475 for a 686?? That's just crazy talk!!! Those things sell like hotcakes for more than that. That was a steal!! Police ought to be knocking on your door any day. Beautiful gun and did I say you got a bargain too. Don't let this one slip through your hands. No better gun out there to accompany some 1911's to the range. Enjoy
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Default S&W Model 686 357Mag 4"bbl

Congratulations on your new purchase.

Great Revolvers, never turn down a 686
with a Great Price.

I really like mine. Very accurate too.

Got mine for $357.00 new in the Box.
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