I'm the happy owner of an almost new S&W 686, but the previous owner lost the manual. Can it be downloaded as a .pdf somewhere?
Well, I'm feeling quite stupid right now.Um- call me crazy, but I'll bet you could find one at this site-
Dat be Smith & Wesson's website, owner's manuals.
I just like to have the manuals for my guns, even though I don't need them in most cases (for anything more complicated than a regular cleaning, they're going to a gunsmith anyway).I don't know why you would need a manual. I covers more on "gun safety" than functionallity. A 686 is your basic Stainless Steel six shot revolver in .357 Magnum caliber. You can shoot .38 Specials in it if you like. New 686's have an internal lock, older models don't.