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I now have a full house, A 686 is now in the collection.

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by gearchecker, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. gearchecker

    gearchecker Kootenai County, Idaho Member

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    I now have a full house, A 686 is now in the collection.

    I just picked this up on my way home from work tonight.
    It's the 686 I was hoping to get.
    It's still in the box (beat up as it is), absolutly unfired, Model 686 No dash, 6" full lug barrel.
    I now have a full set of .357 magnum revolvers in all 4 frame sizes.
    I now have these 4 in .357 magnum
    Model 340 M&P Ultra-light in J frame,
    Model 19-4, a Model 66-3 in the K Frame,
    Model 686 in the L frame,
    Model 28-2 in the N frame
    I still want to get a standard J frame Model 60 in the 357 though.

    I just love living here in Idaho where I can do no questions asked face to face private transactions.
    No permits required, no waiting periods, no FFL's, and no stupid transfer forms.
    The gun fund is now completely empty. I'll probably sell another one or two handguns and a rifle or two before it's over for the long run.

    Well here it is. IMG_1702.jpg

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    This is way too much fun.
    Now it's back to work remodeling to build the kitty back up for the gun show in April.

    Gregory
     
  2. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    nice score:thumbup:
     
  3. Dapapadon

    Dapapadon Gladstone, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Nice gun!
     
  4. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    <LIKE> !!
     
  5. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! I love the 686, but don't forget the 66-1! You neef that, too. Kip
     
  6. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Nice, everyone needs at least one 686.
     
  7. gearchecker

    gearchecker Kootenai County, Idaho Member

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    I just found out that this revolver is under an old recall. There's a problem with the cylinder locking up, and when the shooter fights over getting it unlocked the cylinder can spin and it can cause an AD. That's not a good thing. The've also included an advisory recall to have the hammer pin replaced, The recall doesn't explain the issue but it does say the pin can be kept and used in a few other pistols. My guess is they just installed the wrong hammer pin, and it's causing issues with the primer strikes.
    I'll call S&W on Monday and arrange getting it sent in for the repairs. My M1A should be at my FFL's on Wednesday or Thursday. When I pick up the rifle I'll drop off the 686 to have it sent to the S&W service center. That way I won't go broke on having to ship it overnight to them thru UPS or FedEx.
    As soon as I get it back I'm going to shot it for sure!

    Gregory
     
  8. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Nice. I sold a 686 4" many years ago when the wife and I first moved out here and were having money problems. I hated it, but it was what I had to do at the time. Still don't have another L frame, but the overall collection has more than recovered over the years.