Found the model 10 for a price I couldn't pass on, and thought I was done buying guns for a while...bought a 65-2 less than a month ago.
Then I saw this 686-1 on a local site, and had to have it. It looks too good with my 686-1 2 1/2".
The 4" doesn't have the M stamp. I'm going to put a few hundred rounds thru it, and if it's OK I'm not sending it in for the fix. When I sent my 2 1/2" 686 in for the M stamp they actually lost my gun for a while. I got a free box, set of grips, and a T shirt out of it thou...and of course of revolver.
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I like my 686.
Wow a couple of good looking revolvers!
Wow. Lucky dog OP! I'm green!
Are we there yet?
Indiana CCW, Utah CCW
Nice wheel guns.
Nice guns. My favorite LGS has a nice 686 no dash that's calling me. Put some 38 spl through my newer 5" 686 today.
I have to agree. the 686's do look nice. I've held off on buying the Smiffs because I haven't found one that really makes my heart race. Most have been over priced and in less than stellar condition. The only one I've seen in the past few years was a mint condition Lady Smith and they wanted 850 for it. 150-200 over brand new seemed stupidly overpriced for my liking. At this point, I'd be happier with a 6 shot Model 66 Taurus.
PT1911 - 45ACP, Pietta 1873 SAA - 45LC, PT709SS slim, Heritage RR 6.5" 22LR/Mag dual cylinders
1939 Tula 91/30 Nugget, Evil Copper and Black Rifle, Savage B-Mag in 17WSM
Mossberg 535 12ga
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Yeah, I agree with you in not sending your 686 in unless you have problems. I sent an early 80's 681 in a few years ago for that old recall. I never had a problem until I fired some really hot Buffalo Bore loads...that ammo may have softer primers too. What ever the reason, it acted up in a manner consistent with the issue, so I sent it in since it was Australian surplus and didn't have the "M."
Guess what? They lost my gun, too, for a while. And when I got it back, guess what? I still had issues with the hot Buffalo Bore loads. That recall was started 30 years ago and I personally believe S&W no longer has people qualified or experienced enough to make the repair. Not a huge deal, I just avoided that ammo, and almost all other ammo I bought was fine. Sold the gun, anyway.
Despite all that, I love your two vintage S&W revolvers! That is my favorite category of gun! I have many. Congrats.
Never owned a Taurus 66, but the S&W 66's I own are probably my favorite Smith's of all.