View Full Version : S&W 686 no dash

11-20-2012, 11:01 AM
As the title states.
My brother called and it is there on consignment.
Great shape for $600.
Is this a good price in California
It is 6 inch and yes it is pre lock
Comes with brown belt holster and rubber grips also dark target wood grips. Has has the M recall modification.

11-20-2012, 11:15 AM
Why didn't I know of this when my defense budget was swelling? :(:(

12-01-2012, 3:24 PM
Is this a good price

Mr. Beretta
12-01-2012, 3:35 PM
If it is a 4" and pre lock......Buy it today...

12-01-2012, 3:38 PM
It is 6 inch and yes it is pre lock
Comes with brown belt holster and rubber grips also dark target wood grips. Has has the M recall modification.

12-01-2012, 4:06 PM
Yes, it is a very good price, buy with confidence.

12-01-2012, 4:09 PM
Sounds like a decent price to me.

12-01-2012, 6:53 PM
Sounds like a decent price to me.

I should have asked more for mine! I sold my no dash 4" for $300. I wish I still had it, but I'd never pay $600 for one.

12-01-2012, 7:00 PM
what's "pre lock" exactly guys?

12-01-2012, 7:11 PM
Its slightly high, but you won't get hurt, and you could wait a long time to find another one for that price.

The 4" barrels are more popular, but the 6" is actually easier to shoot and be accurate with. They are bomb proof and have great triggers too.

I hope you bought it already.

IVth Horseman
12-01-2012, 7:59 PM
I'd do it, 600 for a six inch pre lock, yup! As long as its not beat up too bad.

12-01-2012, 8:13 PM
what's "pre lock" exactly guys?

S&W now makes most, if not all, of their revolvers with an internal lock. When you see a revolver with a small hole just above the cylinder release, that's where the key is inserted. It stops the mechanism from moving so it cannot be fired unless unlocked. Most everyone that has one has NEVER locked it so it's something that is pretty lame. They prolly can't even find the key. Plus it messes up the looks of a fine revolver.

S&W's laywers convinced someone that this was a good thing to do....perhaps to help prevent lawsuits. Anyway, the pre-locks are normally a little more desirable and command a bit more cash....especially in CA since they are NOT, nor will they ever be on the list.

12-01-2012, 8:20 PM
Do it! Not making any more pre-locks

12-01-2012, 8:56 PM
Do it! Not making any more pre-locks

I paid $425 for a sweet prelock 686 4" earlier this year. Love the gun!

We'll need pic's after you brign her home.

12-01-2012, 9:26 PM
I just got a 686-1 4" a couple if weeks ago for mid $500.. Used alot, redone by a gunsmith. I didn't care about the looks cause its a dash-1 and they are bullet proof...timing and lock up to factory specs.

Mechanically it's perclfect cake

Sent from this stupid iPhone....

12-02-2012, 9:37 AM
I paid $550 for a 4" No-Dash, No-"M", 586 (same gun in blue steel) in very good shape a few months ago. Depending on the condition the 686 is in (end shake, lock up, turn ring, etc.), $600 is a fair price. IMHO the fit, finish, and workmanship of the older S&W revolvers is much nicer than current production.

And the firing pin on the hammer is just cool.


12-02-2012, 12:53 PM
have a -1 2.5" with the nice round finger-groove wood grips. i plan to be buried with it. paid nothing(gift) and would never dream of selling it, for any price. saw a no-dash that was it's spitting image sell for 1600 on GB. makes 600 look pretty good don't it? yeah i'd buy it for that price. older SW's are the cat's meow.

12-03-2012, 8:12 AM
You're usually going to pay a bit of a premium for a "no dash." $600 isn't a smokin' deal but if you want the 6" you're not going to be sorry. I paid more than that for my 4" no dash a couple years ago & have been very happy with it. Many consider the 686 to be the best .357 Magnum on the planet.

big blaze
12-03-2012, 3:28 PM
If it is in good condition like 90% or better than $600 is a good price.

12-03-2012, 9:20 PM
It is 6 inch and yes it is pre lock
Comes with brown belt holster and rubber grips also dark target wood grips. Has has the M recall modification.

update? did you buy it?

12-03-2012, 11:44 PM
seriously, because there's some here who would buy it in a heartbeat. don't be stupid.

12-04-2012, 7:09 AM
This is California, so $600 is great for a pre-lock as long as condition is there. Check out lock up and end shake as well as distance between the cylinder and forcing cone. I would buy it if I didn't have one. They are great guns. Compare it to the new ones and the price you have to pay for those. New ones have an internal lock & probably not made as well as the older ones were IMO. Still that depends on how well the older one was taken care of and how much it was shot.

12-04-2012, 8:54 AM
686-4 4"