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Old 02-08-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default Price check S&W 681 no dash

I have a chance to buy this 681 from a guy. He says its a no dash and wants $425. Good deal? Gun broker shows them for over 500-600 right now but with the current state of things who knows. Thanks in advance.





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Old 02-08-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good deal to me and looks great to be in good shape from the pictures.

I need to get myself a nice stainless revolver when this craziness dies down.

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The 681 is a damn fine weapon. The "no dash" concerns me a little. The frame should be stamped (under the crane) with an "M". This indicates it went back to S&W for the recall. The hammer nose bushing needed to be replaced. If it has been stamped, nt a bad price for a pristine gun.

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I did do some reading on that. If it doesn't have the M can I contact smith and Wesson to have it looked at and replaced? I don't even know if it is under warranty since its a "recall" or how much something like that would cost? From what I can gather $425 for it seems like a good deal because it looks real clean.

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For $425 I'm surprised you haven't bought it yet, run and get it. As for the factory recall and the "M" stamp. Smith & Wesson will pay for shipping both ways and do the updated parts at no charge, so it's a no brainer. The 681 IMO is one of the most practical revolvers S&W ever built, everything you need and nothing you don't. That 681 no dash is worth a lot more than $425 in great condition.
It is one of my favorite revolvers.





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The recall was for the hammer nose bushing. That is a hardened steel disc that is pressed into the frame at the top of the recoil shield. The hammer nose (firing pin in common parlance) protrudes through the recoil shield portion of the frame to strike the primer. If I remember correctly, the hole was made too large on the original series and allowed primer metal to "flow" into the extra space. This could potentially cause the gun to bind for subsequent shots.

S&W has always been very forthcoming about issues like this. They discover a problem and fix it. I have never known them to try to hide a problem. I can respect a company that takes responsibility for their screw ups.

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Well I am picking it up in the morning! Thanks for the info!

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Oh one more thing is it rated for +p ammo?

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Oh one more thing is it rated for +p ammo?
+p refers to .38Spl. ammo+YES, being a .357 Magnum, any and all .38 Spl. is fine.

I also have a 681 no dash (AND no M). After a "Fluff+Buff" on the action, and some Wolff springs, it is a PERFECT revolver.

The non-adjustable sights on this revolver actually make for a better carry gun. This Smith will shoot to the point of aim with most all 158 grain loads..Bill.
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425.00 is a good price for a 681 in nice condition,I really like the fixed sights on the 681 and the 681 I have has a butter smooth DA.

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