Revolvers

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  1. Wose

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    My woods bumming companion. GP100.JPG
     
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    That's more like it, what 686-# is that?
     
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    @STPNWLF, not sure I understand the question.
     
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    If you drop the cylinder open just near the serial number on the frame (not the one on the butt) you will see something similar to "Mod 686-3" (mine are both -3) STPN is asking what number is after the "-" in the 686-? as it denotes generation of the revolver.
     
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    Series/date of manufacturer, obviously not a 686-4 due to the pinned front sight.
     
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    @Andy the Aussie knows what I'm talking bout
     
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    So it has the pesky frame lock
     
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    Unfortunately.
     
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    Very nice... I don't have a GP100. Are they the original grips?
     
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    These photos are awesome!
     
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    I'd like to aquire a 686+-5 and have it coated BLACK (either cerakote or tephlon)
    And some BLACK G10 grip's
    S&W686-Ported&Tefloned_18.JPG
    IMG_20180422_193234.jpg
    IMG_20180323_111923.jpg
     
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    .460’s practical for some longer distance pistol hunting.

    Awesome wheelgun collection!
     
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    Not exactly. GP100s used to ship with grips like that, but recent production come with Hogue mono grips. The grips in the picture are an Altamont rubber part, with a quilted maple insert from Chig's Grips. Since then I've put on a wood Match Champion grip.
     
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    I had no idea the design change at least 6 times for there to be a series. I should look more into s and w revolvers. Should be a neat history.
     
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    -3/-4 are ,my favorites in the 686. I still occasionally come across a no dash and bout 50% of the time those are not M stamped. I think S&W will still do that work for free and stamp it now. Just to confuse you Strig.... ;)

    Growing up my best friend's older brother received one of the first two L frames to be imported into Australia (586 no dash with factory partridge sight), that incidentally was also the first handgun I (and my best friend) ever fired. I have had a bit of a thing for the L Frame since. It was fitting that my (still) best freind's two kids (my Godkids) first handgun fired was also an L Frame... :D
     
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    The L frame was brought out to improve upon one of my favorite guns, the K frame Model 19. It's supposed to be just as sweet to shoot, but can also handle a steady diet of hot .357 Magnum ammunition. Enjoy. :)
     
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    It's the Redhawk in 45 Colt and with moon clips for 45ACP... link.
     
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