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Old 07-08-2018, 04:31 PM
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I love my 686, but generally speaking, the K frame revolver is Handy as heck for most people. I wish S&W would make a K frame re revolver with a 4 inch full undelug. Essentially a 586/686 581/681 K frame, chambered in .38 +P.
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Old 07-08-2018, 04:38 PM
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Why not shoot a .38+P in your 686 "L" frame? Then you're all set without needing another model.
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Old 07-08-2018, 05:26 PM
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Why not shoot a .38+P in your 686 "L" frame? Then you're all set without needing another model.

I could do that. The point of the post is that some people (like me for instance) like the smaller deminsions of the K frame. If you are ok with a .38 and don't see the need for a .357, you wouldn't need the extra bulk of the L frame. Of course, in a perfect world I would own both😁
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I'm doubting that S&W will hear this one. The amount of weight difference between the two would be in the weeds. A 4" model 66 is likely as close as your going to get. Now a scandium model with those characteristics might fly but the sad truth is that K frames in general seem to draw little interest from S&W these days.
Meanwhile, you could get a 4" 617" and enjoy it's outstanding "K frame" feel.
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There was only one run of the 4” 14-5 and 14-6, all others were 6”. They were given to the winners of the police national combat matches for a couple years back around the mid to late 90’s. I was lucky enough to find 2 of them, one has wear and it gets fired. It is fun to shoot and is different then a 4” 586. The 6” model 14-5 & -6’s demand a high price and have a reputation for accuracy. Larry
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Yes, they did make them at one time , Ive heard 100-120, also many put together with leftover barrels as Ive seen several model 19's with the underlug barrel from this model. Man they are shooters....Always amazed that they are not spoken about much, in regards to the collectors, or value. I would suspect most located in the southeast and west coast due to use in police combat service matches.

Im sure L Frames shoot as well, but much easier, to be able to use .same k frame , holster, loaders, loading block etc.
The first ones awarded as prizes, came with target hammers, and a trigger stop, the trigger stop, was not allowed in competition . so most models with that had at least that removed. Many removed the big target hammer, as all shooting was done in double action.
Second photo, top 14-6 in original configuration , other has hammer and trigger changed. Consecutive serial # BNW----
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Yes, they did make them at one time , Ive heard 100-120, also many put together with leftover barrels as Ive seen several model 19's with the underlug barrel from this model. Man they are shooters....Always amazed that they are not spoken about much, in regards to the collectors, or value. I would suspect most located in the southeast and west coast due to use in police combat service matches.

Im sure L Frames shoot as well, but much easier, to be able to use .same k frame , holster, loaders, loading block etc.
The first ones awarded as prizes, came with target hammers, and a trigger stop, the trigger stop, was not allowed in competition . so most models with that had at least that removed. Many removed the big target hammer, as all shooting was done in double action.
Second photo, top 14-6 in original configuration , other has hammer and trigger changed. Consecutive serial # BNW----
That is a beautiful pair of revolvers.

I have to admit my 1942 civilian 4” Victory revolver feels a bit too light in my hands. My 686-4 is nice but with the 60 barrel is a bit “too much pistol” to carry for long. A 4” K frame with the underlug barrel would be in my wish list if available.
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