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Old 11-21-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default 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?
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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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.
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I'd much rather have the older classic 66 than a newer 686 plus.
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How are aftermarket accessories for the 686-Plus?

I mean speed loaders and such.
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OLD 66----
As said- MIM parts
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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)
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I would take a 2 digit model number S&W over other revolvers.
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Well, I made my mind up. Here's what I went with...a 66-4.



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

nice choice BTW!
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Now all you have to do is disprove the theory that short barrels cannot be accurate.

Looks nice!
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