686 smith

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by old semperfi, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. i am currently on my third 686 smith i measure cylinder gap b-4 purchase and try for 3-4 thousands.the one i have is at 3 thousands.i do a retune on them after 3-400 rounds and smooth both single and double action.i also lighten trigger pull in single action to right at three pounds.i have owned quite a few pythons and i think my smith to be more accurate(after action job)i run approx 10,000 rounds thru them b-4 selling them i they still shoot great.what kind of luck has anyone else had with the 686(old model six shot) old semperfi
     
  2. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Louisiana
    I love mine. Had it for a long time. Over 20 something years. Used to bring it to the rifle range and shoot milk jugs at 100yrds with it.
     

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  3. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    That is one beautiful work of art!
     
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    its amazing the attention you get at the range when you are doing things with a pistol most folks cant do with a rifle;)
     
  5. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    got a 586CM the 686's non stainless cousin. I love to take it to the range and run the target back as far as it will go and watch the people that are watching the shooters through the glass. They always got this look of disbelief. i take 1 shot and roll it back in. I always hit the head. :D
    I would take a 586 or 686 over a python any day.
     
  6. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead New Member

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    Mar 7, 2008
    Pioneer, CA
    I purchased my 686 about 20 years ago. It originally had a 6" barrel but I sent it back to S&W to have them install a 4" barrel. I then sent it to Mag-Na-Port to have it ported. I did a trigger job myself. I originally used the gun for PPC competition but now use it as a camp gun with the 4" barrel.
     

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  7. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    Love the ports. Look killer
     
  8. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I used to have a 586 DCM with an 8 3/8" bbl. I bulged it with a hot XTP load:(
     
  9. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    JLA, sorry to hear that about your 586. Those are great guns!
    I bought one in the late 90's which it was about 12 years old
    when I bought it. But it was NIB and never seen a round in the
    cylinder when I bought it.
     

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  10. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    Love the great pictures of these great revolvers.
     
  11. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    Zane, that baby is pimp. Is it a gun? or is it a cane?
     
  12. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    dammit zane. Thats the one. Except mine had a hogue monogrip. I still have the old bulged barrel. The rest of the gun got botched by a local smith when I tried to have the barrel replaced. AllI could find was a 4 inch replacement and murles bent the frame torquing the barrel back on. I ended up selling it to a friend of my bros for 4 hundred. Murles refused to replace it insisting it was already bent but did agree to try to straighten it for free. He did ok but i could still tell and consequently sold it...:(
     
  13. The_Rifleman

    The_Rifleman Active Member

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Ohio
    I got a doe this year with mine, so my luck has been good!

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  14. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Tell ya what, with the length of that barrel, sometimes it's hard to tell!:D
    Holding that beast up for a few round's will wear a person out real quick.
    But over all, well the first time I picked it up I had to have it! (one of those things)...just had to have it!:D
     
  15. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    Ohio NRA Member
    Man that's a shame JLA!
    How the heck did they bend the dang frame?
    And yep, Id say never the same...not even the same gun, I feel for ya on that one, just flat out a shame.:(
     
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