In 1980, the Colt Python reigned supreme as the definitive .357 magnum revolver, chiefly due to its full lug barrel configuration. The Python’s vulnerability came from its high price, and from the lack of availability in stainless steel finish. Enter the Smith & Wesson Distinguished Combat Magnum Stainless, numbered model 686, as Ronald Reagan was en route to the presidency. Here is the most prized variant of current production 686-6, revolvers, 3 inch full lug one piece barrel with 7 shot cylinder capacity, 686 Plus, Sixth Engineering change. Manufacturer is Smith & Wesson of Springfield, MA. Construction is stainless steel frame, barrel, and cylinder with steel internal parts. Frame is L designation medium reinforced Magnum type with K size round butt grip frame. Chambering is for 7 rounds of .38 Smith & Wesson Special or .357 Remington Magnum ammunition, interchangeably. Weight empty is 39.7 ounces, with center of gravity at the rear cylinder face. Sights are black anodized serrated step front with Red Ramp insert that is riveted into the raised forward section of the serrated matte barrel rib. Rear sight is black anodized windage and elevation adjustable, removable for access to the 3 position drilled and tapped frame top strap, capable of accommodating an optics mount. Trigger is .312 smooth faced MIM, Metal-injection-molded combat type, with matching .357 serrated spur semi-target flat faced hammer that strikes the floating firing pin. Grips are absorbent rubberized finger groove combat type that add an inch to the length of the grip frame for stability, and this revolver will accommodate a host of K/L Round Butt grips. Safety system includes the traditional transfer bar arrangement that prevents the hammer from contacting the firing pin unless the trigger is fully depressed. This variant also has Smith & Wesson’s patented internal lock, furnished with two keys. Type is traditional double and single action revolver. Double action trigger pull is smooth and consistent ten pound vicinity, with crisp factory 4 pound single action pull. The long discontinued Colt Pythons command pricing in the 4 figures, but not because they’re better than this revolver is. We’re offering the 686 Plus, 3 inch stainless L frame .357 in the photos or one of its identical mates for only $ 759.00. Transferable to eligible civilians in all jurisdictions of these United States.
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