My dad's 686

Discussion in 'Revolvers' started by Doc45, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Doc45

    Doc45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2018
    My dad bought this 686 no dash new on Sept. 19, 1981 at was at the time the "big store" in Tucson. I have all the accessories, even his receipt, used it to teach both my sons how to shoot a handgun. I inherited it when he passed in '92. I believe I've posted it before but here's a pic with all the "stuff". I even have the Pachmyar Gripper grip and Bianchi crossdraw holster he bought for it though I only used the original targets and he was a lefty where as I'm right handed.

    He had it bead blasted with an action job and polished trigger performed on it

    Thanks to a gentleman on the Smth-Wesson forum he tracked down that it was shipped the same month my dad bought it. Not surprising as dad was kind of spontaneous when it came to his gun purchases-now I know where I got that gene :D.

    At one point I was going to retire it and only shoot the Ks but it shoots so nice I have to keep using it. Dad would be happy.

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  2. LPRoad

    LPRoad Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 16, 2015
    Very cool
     
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  3. Bugs

    Bugs Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Great revolver. Shoot it in good health. Hang on to that one but if you ever decide to trade or sell it please contact me first.
     
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  4. BennyAdeline

    BennyAdeline Official Hi-Point Brand Representative

    640
    Nov 26, 2018
    Absolutely fantastic revolver. Bead blasting looks amazing. Cherish it.
     
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  5. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jan 17, 2013
    To me, the 686 is the perfect revolver!
     
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  6. Coolsound

    Coolsound Well-Known Member

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    Aug 17, 2018
    I have the same gun in 6" bought toward the end of 1980. I never have any issue with it thus never bother to send it back to S&W for the "M" recall... Great gun.
     
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  7. Razer

    Razer On The Razers Edge Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Jul 1, 2012
    One of my favorite S&W wheelies, keep on shooting it!
     
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  8. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    That is awesome!!!!!
     
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  9. sierra 223

    sierra 223 New Member

    26
    Sep 19, 2017
    Nice, hang on to it and pass it down.
     
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  10. Lou1

    Lou1 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 1, 2018
    Very cool story. The 686 and 586 are some of my favorite revolvers.
     
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  11. razorbacker

    razorbacker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 2, 2011
    A beauty! If you can have only one revolver make it a 686 or 586, 4" or 6".
     
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  12. kc1911

    kc1911 Member

    66
    Jul 13, 2018
    I bought a 586 (blued version of the same revolver) when they first came out with a 6" barrel. What an amazing shooter it was!!!

    Had it for many years until we lost it in a burglary. I currently have 686 -4 with a 4" barrel that's also a great gun.

    I've owned S&W revolvers for almost 50 years now, and IMHO the early model 586/686 are the best ones ever. You've got a beauty there! Hell; the screwdriver alone is a collector's piece now!
     
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  13. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    What you said, best ones ever!
     
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  14. Doc45

    Doc45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2018
    Sorry, I have two grandsons that will eventually get to fight over who gets it LOL.

    Thank you all for the nice comments. This one did go back for the "M" modification, dad did have the binding issue though it was so long ago I don't remember the exact ammo that it happened with .
     
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  15. cherokee2u

    cherokee2u Well-Known Member

    Mar 20, 2018
    Fine wheel gun. Here is my 686-3. I had a no dash and wife at that time talked me into selling it.
    Nostalgia talked me into replacing it with this
    S&W 686.jpg
     
  16. Andyd

    Andyd Well-Known Member

    60
    Jan 25, 2018
    I got this 686-4 around 1994 at the Indy gun show NIB for $360 with tax. I shot it in steel matches for a couple of years and thoroughly enjoyed it. At my age now the stainless front sight with the red insert is not really a great option.

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