Author Topic: S&W 686 Repair  (Read 2148 times)

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Re: S&W 686 Repair
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2022, 01:59:16 PM »
Well UPS came through a day earlier than scheduled.   Inside a standard UPS box was a nice brown, non-descript handgun box, which I'll keep for future use.  Plus two full sheets of gun-oiled paper.  They moved the locking bolt, pin and spring from the old to the new barrel, but they didn't move my LPA fiber optic sight over.  The new barrel just came with ol' standard ramp with red insert.   With my handy supply of #55 drill bits it only took about 5 minutes to move it over.   I could have wished they'd put in a barrel with the newer DX type sight retention system, but then it wouldn't have been a true -5.  I've got FO front sights for both DX and pin.

Hopefully I'll get out and break it in this week at practice.  I don't know if I tuned the action or they did it, but boy is it slick.  I'm not even going to put my bobbed hammer back in it.  I do need to check and make sure it is the longer firing pin though.  Not that they would have changed it, but just to make sure.

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Re: S&W 686 Repair
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2022, 06:38:12 PM »
Gun porn.  Where's the gun porn?
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Re: S&W 686 Repair
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2022, 09:20:34 PM »
Gun porn.  Where's the gun porn?

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Re: S&W 686 Repair
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2022, 10:03:58 AM »
Oh my, you'd think you people had never seen a 686-5 before.   Or is it you're addicted to porn?

Shot well.  Action is smooth as can be.   All rounds kept inside the IDPA head -0 area at 10yd double action.  (125gr reloads, 158gr reloads and 158gr factory)

Here it is with wearing the competition grips and also pictured are the party grips.

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Re: S&W 686 Repair
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2022, 03:21:43 PM »
Finally.  Nice.  So is this your barbeque gun?
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Re: S&W 686 Repair
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Re: S&W 686 Repair
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2022, 04:03:34 PM »
Depends on who’s throwing the party. 
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Re: S&W 686 Repair
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2022, 04:32:12 PM »
And the question came up on another forum, what's you cylinder gap.

This one measure a hair over .004".  Definitely less than 5.  All my S&W revolvers are in the .004-5 range.  I think .006" is consider okay.
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Re: S&W 686 Repair
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2022, 07:18:54 AM »
And the question came up on another forum, what's you cylinder gap.

This one measure a hair over .004".  Definitely less than 5.  All my S&W revolvers are in the .004-5 range.  I think .006" is consider okay.

Since I'm not a wheelgun guy, this is good knowledge for me.  I've had some revolvers in the past but other than the Ruger Vaquero's and snubby carries they've found somewhere else to call home. 
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