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Had to reshape my new S&W 686 Plus

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    In what appears to be par for the course now for S&W my new 686+ came with some really poor final finishing. The gun was mechanically sound but being OCD I could not live with the flaws. I had to take file to steel and fix the issue. As with all projects like this I end up going through the five stages of refinishing. Confidence I can do it, panic that I have no clue what I am doing, despair that I am in way over my head, hope that I might save it, and then relief that it somehow worked out.

    Check out the video below to see how it is going.

    Reshaping My S&W 686 Plus - YouTube
     
  2. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    wow you really do have ocd haha nice work though
     
  3. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    Do you have every imperfect gun shipped directly to you or are you just way pickier than most folks? I have a feeling it's the latter but I'm just wondering if you see these flaws in everyone elses' guns as well. Nice work as usual by the way.
     
  4. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    Dear Playboy,

    Overlaying text while you are chatting on about something is a really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, crappy addition to your videos. It's annoying, distracting, and amateurish. Please stop doing that.

    Sincerely,
    Ironbar
     
  5. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Ha,ha...what you are complaining about is the one thing that made my channel get so many subs so quickly. That aspect of my videos is what helps me generate enough YouTube income each month to make regular donations to three local animal charities. So I guess that shows what you know. :)
     
  6. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    Having your own subtext as a thought completely idependent of the words you are speaking can be a sign of genius...or schizophrenia. Either way it's what makes the internetz so interesting. Start worrying when he begins audibly arguing with the overlaid text on the screen.
     
  7. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Than is a friggin awesome ideal. I can see the hits going up now.
     
  8. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    This is why I LOVE stainless! I can whack away at it and then just polish the metal, no need to detail strip and reblue!
    BTW I am the worlds best metal polisher
     
  9. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    FYI, your post inspired my latest video.

    Why I Do The Captions / Polishing My 686+ - YouTube
     
  10. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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