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LeadSlanger 11-21-2012 03:00 PM

New 686plus or old 66-4?
I have an opportunity to buy a new 686+ for a few dollars more than a model 66-4 in excellent condition. Which would you rather have and why?

robocop10mm 11-21-2012 03:48 PM

The 66. The new S&W's use too many MIM (Metal Injection Molded) parts. That means cast metal. The older ones used forged parts. I just do not trust the MIM stuff. Plus the 686 probably has the annoying "Lock" above te cylinder release.

Olympus 11-21-2012 04:10 PM

I'd much rather have the older classic 66 than a newer 686 plus.

danf_fl 11-21-2012 04:19 PM

How are aftermarket accessories for the 686-Plus?

I mean speed loaders and such.

HOSSFLY 11-21-2012 07:17 PM

OLD 66----;)
As said- MIM parts :(

LeadSlanger 11-21-2012 10:00 PM

I was kind of leaning toward the 66, but didn't know if it was worth passing up the 686 at a good price. I like that the ol' 66 is built the way Smith & Wesson's are known for. (well, for the most part) :)

danf_fl 11-21-2012 10:12 PM

I would take a 2 digit model number S&W over other revolvers.

LeadSlanger 11-25-2012 06:14 AM

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Well, I made my mind up. Here's what I went with...a 66-4.

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Axxe55 11-25-2012 08:07 AM

the older 66-4 of course. the newer 686's are just not like the older ones for some reason.

nice choice BTW!

danf_fl 11-25-2012 09:14 AM

Now all you have to do is disprove the theory that short barrels cannot be accurate. :)

Looks nice!

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