Here is a fully traditional Smith & Wesson .357 Distinguished Combat Magnum Stainless, numbered model 686-1. Serial number prefix is AWL. It came into service in 1987 under President Reagan, and served with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department under the leadership of another great Californian, Sheriff Charles Plummer during the Sheriff’s Inaugural Year. This is a fully traditional model 686 Revolvers, the First Engineering change with true K/L Square Butt Grip frame, serrated fore and aft; and satin stainless .360 smooth combat trigger and hammer nose type serrated spur .375 semi-target hammer, also satin stainless. Note that the Black Blade Adjustable Rear Sight is the square front type, so this 686 is not drilled for scope mounts. Grips are period correct Pachmayr SK/GP Professionals. Barrel, of course, is full lug stainless 6 inch. We do not consider the ACS R007 Department marking on the left side of the frame, neatly executed on the cylinder bevel, to be a detraction; it is an asset on our view, especially given Sheriff Plummer’s almost-legendary status among law enforcement professionals nationwide. This 686’s principal surface detraction is from moderate flattening to the serrations in the grip frame’s back strap; other than that, there are only buffed areas on the right side of the frame and trigger guard as well as faint buffing on the muzzle area. We rate this 686 as Very Good, close to Excellent, since we estimate that less than 15 percent of its surfaces are affected by any kind of contact evidence. It is Excellent mechanically. Blast effect to the under side of the frame top strap directly above the barrel's forcing cone is minimal, a thin etchy shallow groove that traverses perhaps 2/3 of the width of the top strap. Bore, cylinder chambers, and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent. Double action trigger pull is tight but consistent, and the hammer travels 10 degrees on all six positions after the cylinder times into place. On single action, the hammer travels a full 30 degrees on all six after the cylinder times, and the single action trigger pull is a crisp 4 pounds with no felt creep. Cylinder face to forcing cone gap is a perfect .006. Lateral play to the cylinder is minimal, less about 1 mm total with the trigger relaxed and 1/2 mm with it fully depressed. This variant of the Distinguished Combat Magnum is marked with the M armorer’s mark on its yoke for the hammer nose modification that it and all its mates went under in the late 1980s. We're offering it for only $ 589.95. Not transferable to civilians in California, Chicago, D.C., Massachusetts, or New York City.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Handguns: $15 flat fee shipping to the lower 48 states; $20 to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority Mail, insured with Delivery Confirmation. We accept checks with no more than 7 days hold. MC or Visa phone- or fax-in orders shipped same day; USPS Money Order paid items shipped same day. Personal checks are better than Cashier’s checks or Non-USPS Money Orders. We require initial payment of at least 20% down within 7 days of offers to buy; otherwise we relist. We can accept FFLs not only in the mail, but also by scan or fax, so long as they are legible and signed. We always do everything possible in order to make the transferring dealer's life easy. On used guns, we offer a 7 day money back return privilege, excluding return shipping. No returns on NIB Guns or lay-aways. We accept lay-away with 20% down, balance in 90 days - lay aways not refundable, though. Internet phone hours 8:30 - 4 CST Mon - Sat CST. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We consider trade offers. Blue & Walnut Good. S&W, Colt Stainless Very Good. We even like RG, H&R, Taurus, Rossi Revolvers. Gold, Silver good, esp. Morgan Dollars and Walking Liberty Half Dollars. We like .243 and .30-30 very much. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Handguns: $15 flat fee shipping to the lower 48 states; $20 to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority Mail, insured with Delivery Confirmation. We accept checks with no more than 7 days hold. MC or Visa phone- or fax-in orders shipped same day; USPS Money Order paid items shipped same day. Personal checks are better than Cashier’s checks or Non-USPS Money Orders. We require initial payment of at least 20% down within 7 days of offers to buy; otherwise we
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