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Old 05-23-2020, 10:23 AM
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A recently acquired 686 7 shot Mountain Gun in great condition. Only around 2000 made in 1998. Fairly scarce. Grips are not original. 686 Mountain Gun-resized_20200212_125608-1-jpeg

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Old 05-23-2020, 10:26 AM
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They are quite svelte, yes?
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Old 05-23-2020, 10:47 AM
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In the revolver era, that makes a perfect police gun. Mighty fine revolver for any era. What a great gun for inspector Harry Callahan- Did I fire 5 or 6, feel lucky punk? "I know you shot 6! (going for his gun)" Boom, sorry punk, it's a 7 shooter! IIRC,the earliest ones were roll marked and later ones were laser marked in the pre-lock guns. Really nice catch!!
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IIRC,the earliest ones were roll marked and later ones were laser marked in the pre-lock guns. !
Interesting tidbit! I don't believe I've ever seen one roll marked.
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Old 05-24-2020, 08:06 AM
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What is the market value of the 7 shot Mountain Guns in excellent condition?
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Old 05-24-2020, 10:32 AM
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I had one and it was the only one I ever saw in my area. I traded it to a friend who owns a pawn shop for a 696 no dash. It was a nice gun and as I understand it, one of the rarest of the Mtn Guns.
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I bought one of these two or three years ago from one of our forum members. It was listed in the classified and he was only three hours away so we had lunch and he left with benjamins and I left with a mountain gun. I love the gun. It is the only 686 I own as I am one of those that hates the look and feel of the full underlug. Its an old hate that will never go away. I had a nice 6 " 19 back in the mid 70's, shot great. I was a young man, newly married and raising a family and tearing up the shooting magazines and then the "great gurus of the pistol world" started all this " hey, you 19 will come apart if you shoot it enough". So at work we are talking guns and yes, the nice wood case I had acquired and my mint condition 19 got sold to a fellow worker who did not shoot much. And that Christmas, my wife put a full lug 6" 686 under the Christmas tree. I did not feel like my old 19, did not shoot like my old 19 and was way heaver that my old 19. I sold it and did not own a 357 for 15-20 years. I hate full underlugs, I can not help it, my 19 is gone forever. But I have fell in love with my 686 7 shot mountain gun and yes, it shoots as good as the 19 that I sold 38 years ago.
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I believe a reasonable current market price for one used in excellent condition would be $800-$900. I lucked out on mine a few months ago for $550.00 OTD at a local gun show. It was sitting on the table with wood round butt S&W factory grips. Before beginning shooting it, I put on the Pachmayr's. I've seen a couple in the last several weeks on auction sites NIB for around $1200.00.
Neal: The picture of yours is interesting because I thought the entire run of 2000 or less in 1998 had MIM triggers and hammers but yours has case hardened trigger and hammer and a roll marked barrel. You might have an even more desirable gun if a few of the first ones did not have MIM components and were roll marked.
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