A used 686 SSR

Discussion in 'Revolvers' started by USMC68, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. USMC68

    USMC68 New Member

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    Sep 22, 2011
    I have the chance to buy a used one, the seller says he's the original owner and he's only put 50 .38 Special rounds through it and it's never been carried. It looks great in the pics he sent me. He's asking $675, what do you guys think, good deal or not?
     
  2. Mechanized

    Mechanized He's a large "member" Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2011
    I've always been a fan of the 686. I love the lines of it. You are paying a little less than new however if he is truthful it's a deal IMO.
     

  3. bw210

    bw210 Active Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    Way to much IMO. I have seen several on the local forum classifieds for around $450. I paid $350 each for my 4" and 6" with red dot. The 6" was a divorce sale though. Keep looking and you will find a much better deal than that.
     
  4. wade-19

    wade-19 Global Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Aug 17, 2011
    On a SSR ? New at my local shop is over $900
     
  5. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
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    One of my 686 family...
    NOT a SSR ( I KNOW)

    Looking is half the fun !!!!
     
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  6. wade-19

    wade-19 Global Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    894
    Aug 17, 2011
    That is not a SSR
     
  7. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    I KNOW............ BUT It's a 686 and its MINE............... LOL.....

    I meant how bad do you want the 686 ssr,,,,, not the one I posted...
     
  8. Mechanized

    Mechanized He's a large "member" Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2011
    You pay for the SSR but the 686 is however alot cheaper
     
  9. buyobuyo

    buyobuyo Member

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Pricing according to the Blue Book of Gun Values.

    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    MSR $969 $725 $600 $500 $400 $350 $325 $275

    100% is generally reserved for new, unfired condition. I would offer 450-500 and see what he counters with. If he isn't willing to deal, I'd walk away.
     
  10. shichidan

    shichidan Member

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    Aug 17, 2011
    The 686/586 Revolver has been my pistol of choice for 20 years.

    I have owned all veriations of the standard platform
    This summer I bought three used and sold one. Looked at ten to buy the three,

    So in Ohio a 95% and up with box and papers will sell around $425 to $475.

    With options like the two grips you could get , different triggers and hammers and the adjustable front sights they can go around $575 and sell quickly with these options

    My Midnight black 97% 686 with all three grips and papers and one owner was $575.00 in September

    Sold a 6 inch 686 with box and papers and all options including the adjustable front sight for $625. in July within days of making it available

    Now to the SSR
    in my travels along the 686/586 path I have only seen one used one for sale in the 95/97% range and it was offered for $725 and lasted less then a day.

    So thats the S. E Ohio market

    Buy it and enjoy a fine shooting 357 Mag.

    Alan
     
  11. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Your pricing is spot on with what my shop sells used 686's when we get them.:thumb:
    The revolver market is soft over here in Cincy,(unless it's a pre-lock S&W or a Colt). Everybody wants 1911's or hi-caps!
    (with a cheap snubby for ccw)
    DAT85
     
  12. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Are we talking about a stainless steel revolver (SSR) 686?
     
  13. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Stock Service Revolver.
     
  14. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    How is a SSR any different from a standard 686? I guess I could google it, but.....
     
  15. shichidan

    shichidan Member

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    Aug 17, 2011
    Hi DAT 85

    Glad your shop sells the used 686/586 in that price range

    It is a heck of a value now

    A Smith and wesson 686/586 from the late 80s to the mid 90s was very high quality firearm.

    The blue 586s of that period had as fine a blue as a Colt python and shot as well and in my mind is the pythons equal

    Especialy when it was factory optioned out correctly.

    They are now selling less then a new Rossi/taurus 357 .

    Buy one now and have 25 year old pistol to pass on in your family for ever for under $500


    Plus every time I take one to a indoor range people feel and hear the power of a good 357 Mag and wander over to see what you are are shooting.

    Take care
    Alan
     
  16. Shortimer

    Shortimer New Member

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    Sep 9, 2011
    I just picked up a 686 SSR from one of my shooting buddies. The SSR is from the Pro series I think & is very popular in revolver competition. I think that it is a step up from the standard 686. I do know that it is a sweet shooter with a very nice trigger. I think that the price he was asking is a good deal for you.
     

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