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FUBAR
08-26-2012, 10:10 AM
So, I got this 686 sitting in my safe and rarely comes out to play. Its a 4 inch 686-M. I got it in a trade because I figured everyone needs a revolver. Then I got my hands on a pre-lock S&W 60 3 inch 357 mag. This took all the thunder away from the 686. Now, I noticed that I lack a AK style rifle in my collection. So, the question is, do I sell or trade it for an AK? Or am I just out of my mind?

Dutch Henry
08-26-2012, 10:40 AM
If it's a pre lock M686, I wouldn't part with it. They don't make them like that any more. I like the small J frame Model 60 but it isn't as comfortable to shoot as the L-framed 686.

AK47 guns will be around for a long time and due to their numbers, will always be a shooter's gun but never a collectors piece.

If I were you, I would keep both S&W guns and just buy an AK. I've always later regretted selling an S&W revolver that performed well for me.

Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese
08-26-2012, 11:29 AM
If I were you, I would keep both S&W guns and just buy an AK. I've always later regretted selling an S&W revolver that performed well for me.

Keep the wheel gun and save up for a AK later on. I own both and love both for different reasons

CK_32
08-26-2012, 11:36 AM
Hell no why take out of the collection and a fine specimen at that that expand it.. Weird thinking IMO you should get checked out :D

Fishslayer
08-26-2012, 11:40 AM
So, I got this 686 sitting in my safe and rarely comes out to play. Its a 4 inch 686-M.


The M would indicate a 686 no dash that has had the hammer nose modification done at the factory. The no dash are worth a bit more to collectors.

I would keep it if at all possible. Many consider the 686 to be the best .357 Magnum ever made.

t0kie
08-26-2012, 11:43 AM
The AK can wait & you can get one anytime. Just save up & buy it when the funds is enough (my 2 cents).

1000stars
08-26-2012, 11:45 AM
Keep the S&Ws.

brassburnz
08-26-2012, 11:45 AM
I have a 686-nothing and a Model 60-nothing. I wouldn't trade either of them for an AK. It would be impossible to replace either revolver at the prices I paid for them. I haven't shot the 686 in years, although I have let friends use it recently. The Model 60 is my house gun. Just save up and buy an AK.

nikki#2
08-26-2012, 12:07 PM
The M would indicate a 686 no dash that has had the hammer nose modification done at the factory. The no dash are worth a bit more to collectors.

I would keep it if at all possible. Many consider the 686 to be the best .357 Magnum ever made.

+1. Assuming it is a 686 no-dash, pre-lock, 6-shot in good condition, I personally would rather own this model than a Model 60, J-frame, 5-shot (especially if shooting a steady diet of .357 magnums)... Wait a minute... I do!
It's my house gun and occasional IDPA gun. I am aware that many might prefer a 3" barrel, but I absolutely love my 686 4" pre-lock 6-shot and do not plan to ever let it go... "No-way for an AK".


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/surfdog_photos/cs1-1.jpg

HKMadness
08-26-2012, 2:38 PM
Don't listen to these guys. You should sell the 686, possibly to me and buy an AK :shifty:

scarville
08-26-2012, 2:51 PM
You are going to sell off a S&W 686 to buy an AK-47?

I am sure you have your reasons but for me to do that, the AK would also have to be able cook, clean and get me a fresh beer from the refrigerator on command.

LAWABIDINGCITIZEN
08-26-2012, 3:17 PM
+1. Assuming it is a 686 no-dash, pre-lock, 6-shot in good condition,.....

Q: What is a model like this worth today?

Jack L
08-26-2012, 3:45 PM
So, I got this 686 sitting in my safe and rarely comes out to play. Its a 4 inch 686-M. I got it in a trade because I figured everyone needs a revolver. Then I got my hands on a pre-lock S&W 60 3 inch 357 mag. This took all the thunder away from the 686. Now, I noticed that I lack a AK style rifle in my collection. So, the question is, do I sell or trade it for an AK? Or am I just out of my mind?



I own both 686 and model 60. Keep both of them. .38+ P & .357 will come in handy years down the road and those wheel guns are excellent for everything from backpacking to SHTF. They are classics.

1911Luvr
08-26-2012, 4:34 PM
I sold my 686 no dash a bit over a year ago for $300, but I now miss it and would give you $300 for yours.

Fishslayer
08-26-2012, 8:31 PM
Don't listen to these guys. You should sell the 686, possibly to me and buy an AK :shifty:

I'm guessing the OP has already gotten a flood of PMs. :D

You wouldn't like it. There are no magazines to load backwards... :rofl2:

jessegpresley
08-26-2012, 9:14 PM
A Model 60 can't be that much fun to shoot .357 out of. A 686 is, though.

FUBAR
08-26-2012, 9:26 PM
I don't shoot 357mags only 38spl out of my S&W revolvers. I not a big fan of the big flash and bang from the 357. The Model 60 is a fun shooter with 38's.

Echidin
08-26-2012, 9:39 PM
You could always sell it to me...I'll give it a great home and a steady diet of .357 magnum. :)

Dakcub
08-26-2012, 10:24 PM
+1. Assuming it is a 686 no-dash, pre-lock, 6-shot in good condition, I personally would rather own this model than a Model 60, J-frame, 5-shot (especially if shooting a steady diet of .357 magnums)... Wait a minute... I do!
It's my house gun and occasional IDPA gun. I am aware that many might prefer a 3" barrel, but I absolutely love my 686 4" pre-lock 6-shot and do not plan to ever let it go... "No-way for an AK".


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa178/surfdog_photos/cs1-1.jpg

What a sexy hand gun...I was lucky and found one on consignment at my favorite shop...never fired..start DROS soon.

FUBAR
08-27-2012, 3:36 PM
I have two kids and a wife. There is no saving up and funds are limited, so I use what I have to get what I want. The S&W no longer comes out to play with me and I really want a nice AK after watching Make Ready with Travis Haley Adaptive Kalash.

Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese
08-27-2012, 5:15 PM
If funds are limited, an AK may be better suited of the two but keep in mind of the ammo you plan to use in it and where you are able to shoot it

FUBAR
08-27-2012, 5:19 PM
7.62x39 is cheaper than 357mag and 38spl.

FUBAR
08-27-2012, 5:19 PM
7.62x39 is cheaper than 357mag and 38spl.

c good
08-27-2012, 5:20 PM
Q: What is a model like this worth today?

$600-$650 IMHO. A little more if it has original box, paperwork, tools, etc. c good