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Odd Smith.

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by briansp82593, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. briansp82593

    briansp82593

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    Well, I bought my first revolver tonight, its a 686 3 inch, not the greatest condition, but I got it for a good price, and plan to shoot the hell out of it.

    Anyway, I havent seen one like it before, let me explain, Its a 686-4, its factory bead blasted, 6 shot, and is a 3 inch, im well aware of the CS1's and the current 7 shot 3 inch ones, but I have never seen one like this before.
    It has the new style thumb piece, firing pin on the hammer, and case colored hammer and trigger.
    Sn is CBB66**
    Anything special about this gun? Or is it just me not seeing one like it before?

    Brian.
     
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    I think most S&W revolvers have case-hardened triggers and hammers. I know my 586 does, and it's a mid-eighties vintage (thanks tous and Jason D for explaining to me why my trigger looked funny, lol)
     

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    Glock related how?
     
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    why does it have to :dunno:
    i have a 696 44 with three inch barrel like yours, and a 686 three inch also
    great guns like to carry them when out when walking .The older ones had case colored hammer and trigger good one to keep, congrats
     
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    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

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    Looks to be 1994.
    Not marked CS-1...
    Could be a Lew Horton model or PC.
    Great guns.
    Enjoy.
     
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    Ahhhhh.... time to wake up and smell the coffee??? :rofl:

     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    My 686P has a 5" barrel and fiberoptic front sight. It was not in the standard S&W line, but some sort of distributor special. Yours could be an RSR/Lew Horton/Lipsey special run.

    Various manufacturers have done special runs for their major distributors: SIG, Glock, Ruger, Smith&Wesson had all done it.
     
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    General Firearms Forum, wake up!

    Oh wait I forgot, Glocks are the only weapons that matter! :upeyes:

    By the way OP, sounds like you got a nice Smith!
     
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    Go to Smith-Wesson forums and post it there. It sound like a Customs Service Special 686. Those were nice guns.
     
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    I am interested in pics. Sounds cool.
     
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    Let me just bask in the praise a moment.



    The gun could be a distributer special.
    When you have a large distributer like Lew Horton. They can pretty much dictate what S&W makes, if they buy enough.

    S&W may be able to tell you where it went, but I don't know for sure.
     
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    Here are some quick pictures, The grips on it dont match (obviously) They are from a 547 9mm, called banana grips, you will know why when you see the pic.
    The pics are no where near my usual quality, so go lightly on me, also, I used the flash to highlight the damage left by the previous owner.
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    Probably best.
    It is a more mature group over there.
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    Looks like a great shooter. Most likely a distributor special as others have suggested.
     
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    That's a nice looking gun you got there. A little elbow grease with a Lead Away cloth will probably remove most of the scratches.
     
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    great gun to send off to clark custom for trigger action job and a new bead blasted finish would be a sweet keeper, Pm me if you ever decide it needs a new home
     
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    Could have been rebarreled and bead blasted. The factory would rebarrel a 4" to a 3" or a gunsmith could have done it. All the CS guns I've seen had chrome lockwork, but the black sight is correct. Didn't Ashland do a special run, or was that on the M66?

    FWIW, S&W will do a special run for anybody, as long as you commit to 500 units. Anybody got a spare 1/4 million dollars?

    Whatever, you got a nice gun there. I like the bananas on it. :thumbsup: