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Old 11-19-2020, 10:26 PM
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Deciding between this 686-6 and a 586-1, thought I would reach out for your opinions on this 686? It seems to be in pretty good shape.

-Help on manufacture date - Serial CFM0513

-price seems fair, but I do wonder if the underneath of the top strap is a problem or just not cleaned well. See Pic.

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In my area that revolver would not last long before someone would buy it. The staining is merely from shooting. It would not be a big deal to clean it up.

If the money were the same, I'd jump on the 586-1, especially if the condition were equal. JMHO ... but it's hard to beat a 586. Beautiful blue. Just wonderful. Sincerely. bruce.
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In my area that revolver would not last long before someone would buy it. The staining is merely from shooting. It would not be a big deal to clean it up.

If the money were the same, I'd jump on the 586-1, especially if the condition were equal. JMHO ... but it's hard to beat a 586. Beautiful blue. Just wonderful. Sincerely. bruce.
Thanks Brucev, unfortunately I don't think the 586-1 is equal condition. Here is the link to that post if you like to take a look and let me know what you think.
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If it's something I'm planning to shoot regularly, then the stainless 686. If the 586 was in higher condition and I was intending to take more of a collector approach, I'd got that route. Based upon what we have seen, 686 with a thorough clean up. Then shoot it as much as you want. Stainless always cleans up easier.

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2004 Mfr. year. Iíd definitely go with the pre-lock 586. That top strap might clean up, but that gun has seen its share of light magnum loads. See if thereís enough of an indentation to snag a fingernail in the line parallel to the forcing cone. If so, thatís flame cutting. Not a deal breaker, but good to know if itís there.
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I have three 686-6. A 3 inch and 4 inch plus and a 6 inch six shot. Quite fond of all of them. They are like a Timex watch. They take a licking and keep on ticking! Clean them up and they look good as new. Certainly nothing wrong with a 586 either. Especially if you like a blued gun. Canít go wrong! Good luck!
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Thanks everyone for the input. Will be making a decision soon.
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