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Old 10-25-2020, 09:02 PM
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These S&W revolvers are addictive!
Smith & Wesson model 686 (no dash) 6-shot with a recessed cylinder, a factory pinned 4-inch barrel and red ramp front sight and then customized by Accurate Plating and Weaponry. They installed a custom Bowen Rough Country sight (white outline), Pachmayr Professional Gripper grip (open backstrap), performed an action job (the action is slick) and then matte hard chromed the handgun. Comes with original box, paperwork, unopened cleaning kit and original target grips. Markings are sharp and bore is excellent. She is a real beauty and looks new. Selling to fund another project.
What is something like this worth? Does all the custom work detract from market value?

asking price is $1k
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Old 10-25-2020, 09:33 PM
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These S&W revolvers are addictive!
Smith & Wesson model 686 (no dash) 6-shot with a recessed cylinder, a factory pinned 4-inch barrel and red ramp front sight and then customized by Accurate Plating and Weaponry. They installed a custom Bowen Rough Country sight (white outline), Pachmayr Professional Gripper grip (open backstrap), performed an action job (the action is slick) and then matte hard chromed the handgun. Comes with original box, paperwork, unopened cleaning kit and original target grips. Markings are sharp and bore is excellent. She is a real beauty and looks new. Selling to fund another project.
What is something like this worth? Does all the custom work detract from market value?

asking price is $1k
I would say that is a fair price. Wonderful pistol.

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Old 10-25-2020, 10:23 PM
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I have never seen a pinned and recessed 686.
I know it is a no dash but I see some no dash models for under $1 K all the time.
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:34 PM
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I do not believe that the 686 ever come with a pinned barrel, or recessed cylinder.

686s have kind of gone nuts in the price department, and a no dash without the M would be one of interest. One that could bring 1000 bucks in like new condition with box, papers, and tools.

The problem is that while your gun is very nice, it is no longer one that would have collector interest. The refinish and added on bits negatively effect the worth of the gun.

I have no doubt you'd not have any trouble finding a buyer in this market, as people are snapping up guns left and right, but I think 650 or 700 is more realistic.

You are going to have to find that one buyer that wants exactly what you are selling, if you need to get more out of it.
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:36 PM
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At the gun show I was at yesterday, virtually anything with a metal frame was at least $900. If that was any measure of current prices $1,000 for good 686 is a bargain.
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Old 10-25-2020, 10:41 PM
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I just won a 686-1 on GB tonight that was customized for race matches. Got it for $840

There was a thread on here recently about how the costs of used 686's would skyrocket once people started talking about them here and sure enough...the prices are creeping up.

My 2 Cents on the subject.... SELL SELL SELL! Put whatever price you feel comfortable selling it at and someone will bite eventually. No shame in making a profit.
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Hard chrome over stainless? Too many open questions and I like 586/686s as I do women, not with a lot of 'work' done to them.
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Are you sure this hard chrome isn’t a bead blasted finish? Hard chrome would be an expensive option over something that could be done for cheap in a your own garage.
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I'm no expert on all the specifics of various models of S&Ws...but I didn't think that any 686s were pinned and recessed. Further, I would question why anyone would hard chrome a 686, which is already made of stainless steel? Sounds flakey, to me.
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I do not believe that the 686 ever come with a pinned barrel, or recessed cylinder.

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That was my reaction. I just spent a few minutes in the SCSW just to be sure. No mention of P&R or the lack thereof. Anyone can verify that and then I can blame bad vision if I'm wrong.
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From the photo it looks neither pinned nor recessed. Never heard of a 686 built as such.

That would be a $600 gun to me.
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Old 10-26-2020, 07:01 AM
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First, there is no such thing as a P&R 586 or 686, the pinning of barrels and use of recessed chambers on magnum centerfire revolvers ended well before the 586/686 went into production.


Second, even though it comes with box, papers, and tools, it is not original since it has had an action job and plated in hard chrome. I'd say around $700 if there is supporting documentation to the work done to this revolver. If it was all original, then $900.
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An easier sell with nothing done, but I think that $1000 is possible. It's just a smaller market.
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Back up, take a deep breath and offer the gun as a custom 686. Drop all the hype especially the P&R, cause it ain't. You'll be able to sell it quicker!
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I fail to see any reason to put a hard chrome on a stainless revolver. Is something being covered up?
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I'm no expert on all the specifics of various models of S&Ws...but I didn't think that any 686s were pinned and recessed. Further, I would question why anyone would hard chrome a 686, which is already made of stainless steel? Sounds flakey, to me.
What he said... something is not right here
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Owner is selling a few revolvers and said he made a mistake, gun is not pinned and recessed.
I'm passing, too much tinkering done to it for me.
Thanks for all the opinions.
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I fail to see any reason to put a hard chrome on a stainless revolver. Is something being covered up?

Stainless steel used in firearms stains less, but is not immune to rust and in severe cases, it will pit. Hard chrome over stainless is likely the best combination for corrosion prevention, great in high humidity and salt water environments.
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Thats about 200/300 over what you can get one for around here florida... still a good find... the 686 was never pined or recessed... maybe a few of the very first ones off the line IICR somebody posted about one here....
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