How to Price a 686 6" 38 Spl DR

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How to Price a 686 6" 38 Spl DR

Post by Guntrainer on 4/19/2018, 12:40 am

Have a 38  686 6". Bought it years ago, probably shot it 200 rounds. I got hooked on a very ugly habit (Sporting Clays). As you can imagine, the two disciplines are not compatible. On Sporting, looking at the front bead is a Cardinal Sin. Same sin for looking at the target when shooting Bullseye.

This is the only one of these I have ever seen, have never seen another one for sale. Gun is minty with generic box, just the way I got it. What is it worth?

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Post by LenV on 4/19/2018, 12:52 am

A bunch. I can't find a 38 special variant. They did make 250 38 Super but they were in 4".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson_Model_686
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Post by Guntrainer on 4/19/2018, 9:12 pm

This brings back memories of a fellow who came to the range with a Smith Victory 38 S&W sloppily rechambered to 38 Spl.

He asked me to look at his gun because it would not fire. It was his lucky day. His hammer-mounted firing pin was broken. The cylinder was stoked with 6 rounds of, you guessed it! 38 Super!

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Post by John Dervis on 4/20/2018, 10:19 am

There is one for sale on the local Chicago Armslist. They have it up for $850.00. Fwiw, it's been on there for quite a while at that price so that is probably high.  


Good luck if you decide to sell yours.
John

https://www.armslist.com/posts/7700052/chicago-illinois-handguns-for-sale--s-w-686-38spl-only-rare-hard-to-find

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Post by Steve B on 4/20/2018, 1:15 pm

Can you post a couple pictures?

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Post by Guntrainer on 4/22/2018, 11:40 am

A target revolver is not of much use in a war zone. May put it up on 'Broker, will not be for $850.

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Post by lyman1903 on 4/23/2018, 1:25 pm

Guntrainer wrote:A target revolver is not of much use in a war zone. May put it up on 'Broker, will not be for $850.

you may be surprise for what it will go for,

found this info in a quick search

1988 Special Production run.

http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-revolvers-1980-present/181528-686-38-special-only.html

thread states some were for a few police agencies

quick search on gunbroker and I could not find any 686 in 38 only

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Post by Jack H on 4/23/2018, 3:45 pm

I found a N frame 38 Special 5 screw 6.5" S serial numbered.
Looking forward to shooting it.  38/44 I think they call it
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Post by lyman1903 on 4/23/2018, 4:56 pm

Jack H wrote:I found a N frame 38 Special 5 screw 6.5" S serial numbered.
Looking forward to shooting it.  38/44 I think they call it

this one?

if so, nice find


MODEL 20 HEAVY DUTY (.38/44 HEAVY DUTY) Add To Collection
.38 Spl. cal., 6 shot, 4, 5, or 6 1/2 in. barrel lengths, N frame, fixed sights, walnut grips, blue or nickel, walnut grips. Mfg. 1930-1941 and reintroduced 1946 (with "S" prefix starting at serial 62930), became the Model 20 in 1957. (Model marked 20 is very scarce.)

Early post-war models had pre-war long action (ser. range S62489-approx. S74000).
There were two engineering changes in this model.

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