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TJ01
03-10-2009, 2:33 PM
I was wondering what a reasonable price for a new, 7-shot 686 is at a SoCal gun shop?

knuckled
03-10-2009, 2:39 PM
IMO ~$550+ depending how badly you want it.

ander
03-10-2009, 2:50 PM
Agreed

Seed
03-10-2009, 3:00 PM
I've been to about 10 shops up here in Nor-cal. Do you really see prices down there like that (550)? I've seen this model range from 715 to 980! I bought mine for 750. It's my first and I have zero regrets.

Also I am pretty sure the 6 and 7 are priced the same. At least that has been my experience.

-S

sorensen440
03-10-2009, 3:01 PM
I've been to about 10 shops up here in Nor-cal. Do you really see prices down there like that (550)? I've seen this model range from 715 to 980! I bought mine for 750. It's my first and I have zero regrets.

-S
What stores are you shopping at ?

knuckled
03-10-2009, 3:03 PM
I've been to about 10 shops up here in Nor-cal. Do you really see prices down there like that (550)? I've seen this model range from 715 to 980! I bought mine for 750. It's my first and I have zero regrets.

Also I am pretty sure the 6 and 7 are priced the same. At least that has been my experience.

-S

He did say "reasonable".;)

ETA: I haven't seen any new guns for that price. But I've seen like new consignment ones thereabout.

Seed
03-10-2009, 3:12 PM
What stores are you shopping at ?

City Arms, Bullseye, Contra Costa Gun Shop, Livermore, Target Masters, Gun Vault, Walnut Creek Classics. The cheapest was at TM. This all in the last 3 weeks.

TJ01
03-10-2009, 3:37 PM
He did say "reasonable".;)

ETA: I haven't seen any new guns for that price. But I've seen like new consignment ones thereabout.

I suppose I meant accurate, haha. I haven't seen any under $700 either. I guess I was wondering if that is a fair price since online people seem to say around $550. Maybe $550 a "free state" price, and in CA we can expect to pay more...

Dismal_Scientist
03-10-2009, 4:18 PM
Turners in SD had the 686+ for $679 back in January

jt1911
03-10-2009, 4:49 PM
I always keep my eye for a good S&W revolver and all the 686s and 620s I've all seen here in OC have been $650+

Snapping Twig
03-10-2009, 5:49 PM
Get an old pre lock for anywhere from $400 ~ $500.

I bought a 686 and a 586 for $400 each last year.

They're out there.

MikeinnLA
03-10-2009, 5:56 PM
I picked up my 686 at Turners last year about this time for $ 630 on sale. $ 500 sounds good to me.

Mike

ontmark
03-10-2009, 5:57 PM
Looks like under $700.00 is a good price

see
http://www.topgunsupply.com/revolver-handguns-smith-wesson/

skscj
03-10-2009, 6:29 PM
I picked up my 686 7 shot, 3 inch barrel, + a Bianchi holster from a fellow Cal-gunner for 525 bucks + transfer fees. Great deal IMO

Seed
03-10-2009, 6:40 PM
It'a all about timing. Prices last year or even 3 months ago are NOT what they are today.

Seed
03-10-2009, 6:42 PM
Looks like under $700.00 is a good price

see
http://www.topgunsupply.com/revolver-handguns-smith-wesson/

That's the best price I've seen. Get a good FFL for 50 bucks and you got a good deal rather than buying retail here with tax.

EOD3
03-10-2009, 9:11 PM
$719 for the 6 shot at Sportsman's Warehouse in Rocklin. It's the only one I've seen in the last few months.

walter
03-11-2009, 11:17 AM
at my local shop which has great prices its like 650-750 or something.

atasty39
03-11-2009, 9:36 PM
I think asking what a "reasonable" price would be is only half the question. The other part is, what is a "realistic" price and am I willing to pay that or wait for a reasonable price? I can tell you I am paying a realistic price for a 610 that I wouldn't have paid 6-8 months ago. I am not willing to wait for reasonable on this particular item. YMMV and all the best as you start the process!

knuckled
03-12-2009, 11:01 PM
An FFL in NorCal is selling a new one for $595

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=132966

I know this is far from you OP, just pointing out a "current" price.

Seed
03-13-2009, 6:03 PM
An FFL in NorCal is selling a new one for $595

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=132966

I know this is far from you OP, just pointing out a "current" price.



This was available in early November. I don't think that price is current.

Vacaville
03-13-2009, 6:41 PM
What stores are you shopping at ?

Same one's I'm shopping at apparently. My local shop sells them for $800 - $1000.

jt1911
03-13-2009, 6:57 PM
Saw a used one for $500 here in Socal but it had some rusting and a lot of grime.

greybeard
03-13-2009, 6:59 PM
I was quote about 750 but I wanted a 3 inch on and none available.