Smith & Wesson

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by manta, May 16, 2014.

  1. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I see one of these for sale here at a local dealers. I have being thinking of getting a revolver any thoughts on this model good or bad. ?

     
  2. Mercator

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    I have one as described. The best factory trigger in its class, save for the Python. Better than the Colt King Cobra which is x2 price. The barrel length is optimal for shooting 38 sp, a little too short for 357 Mag (that would be 6"). Do the checklist and buy with confidence. (Note: As New guarantees nothing, go over the details)
     

  3. Overkill0084

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    Solid performer. No real downside. If you can get a reasonable deal on it, enjoy.
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The 686 is an EXCELLENT revolver. Just make sure it is a 686-1 or up. 686, no dash must have an "M" stamped on the frame by the model number to signify it was modified by the factory. The first run has a small issue and most were corrected. Shipping back to the factory and re-importing will be a major PITA for you.
     
  5. DrFootball

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    You CAN fire 357's in a 4" gun,..oh wait, that's right as a loyal subject of the Queen you can't defend yourself if attacked by the use of a Gun, Sorry. The 686 is a Good Solid Framed Gun,..will take lots of Punishment..


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  6. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I did not know that something I will have to check.
     
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  7. toroboy

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    You can't go wrong with a S&W wheel gun. Just do the homework on your pricing...


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  8. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have being trying to get a good photo from the dealers web site but can only get a small photo, Price: £650.00.
     

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  9. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Is the exchange rate still around three dollars to the pound manta? If so, I would think the 650 in pounds Sterling is pretty high,, around 1800 U.S. dollars,, unless that is the going price in the U.K. Of course, I want a Rigby Magazine rifle in .375 H&H,,, I'm a dreamer at times.
     
  10. DrFootball

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    Not to shift the topic,..but Montana firearms(Montana Rifle group) makes both an "All Weather" and a "Large Bolt" in many calibers including 375 H&H,..I prefer 338 Lapua myself if i were buying a Long Range Bolt action gun......but like the 50 Cal., it's Darn Expensive..


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  11. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Its less than that I think around.
     
  12. DrFootball

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    A good friend who worked as a federal LEO with my dad carried an old Highway Patrolman,..infact he shot revolver Matches with a 6" and carried a 4"...


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  13. Mercator

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    Fair enough. Around here it goes for $750 +/-
     
  14. yazul42

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    A Rigby rifle just echoes all the stories that I read about African hunting when I was a kid,, Ruark, Selby, Hemingway,, and many more writers come to mind. I can only imagine the amount of game and adventure that was experienced. There are most likely many rifles that are better but to me none more nostalgic than a Rigby,,, but a Sharps isn't far off doc. I hope you can work out a good deal manta.
     
  15. Overkill0084

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    650 pounds sounds reasonable, considering. Not great, but reasonable. You'll never see US like prices in the UK, particularly on imported US products.
    FWIW, it hasn't been $3 per pound in decades.
     

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