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Old 05-22-2020, 03:08 PM
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Iím new here & got a new to me 686-4 for my birthday. It came in a blue plastic box & no paperwork. The S# is CBT6XXX. Under stock it says SB. I just got around to removing the Hogue grips on it. What a surprise itís a round butt. Is this normal? Where can I get nice round butt stocks? Thanks
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:32 PM
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Early 686-4s were still square butt then transitioned to round butt.
I've had good luck finding nice round butt grips on e-bay.
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I have VZ grips on my S&Ws you can get smooth or checkered and no maint.
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My 686-5, which I bought new, had those ugly hogue grips on it. I opted for round to square conversion grips. Custom made to look just like early 60's coke bottle style factory grips.
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The SB on the label means the stocks are square butt, not round butt. All the frames are now round style.

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As mentioned, you may want conversation stocks if it is a 4 or 6 inch. I like round butt for snubs, square for longer barrels. Enjoy.
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1stgensmith39-2 where did you find your grips? I like the original style of them. To me, the Hogues aren’t too eye appealing. BTW, that’s a beautiful 686 you have.
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My 686-4 round butt that I've owned for many years, has worn these Altamont combats for several years.


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