SOLD FOR : $1,560
Make: Smith &Wesson
Model: Model 686 Compact, the .357 Distinguished Combat Magnum Stainless
Serial Number: AFA4574
Year of Manufacture: 1984
Caliber: .38 Special and .357 Magnum
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON” The yoke cut is marked “AFA4574 / MOD. 686” and the yoke is marked “F16 / S / 51971”. The left side of the frame is marked with the S&W logo. The right side of the barrel is marked “S.&W. 357 Magnum”. The right side of the frame is marked with the four line Marcas Registradas Address. The butt is marked “AFA4574” The right side of the grip frame is marked “H” in a circle, “C” in a triangle over “07529”. The left side of the grip frame is marked “E16 51971 S”.
Barrel Length: 2 ½”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a red insert serrated ramp. The rear sight is a square notch adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are round butt checkered walnut grips with S&W medallions. There are only the lightest of handling marks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is only a light dragline on the cylinder. The frame shows light handling marks. The screw heads are Sharp. The markings are Clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions Correctly. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in its original box with matching end label. Some of the writing on the end label has faded away. Inside the box is a piece of S&W wax paper, a notice about the trigger stop slot in the frame, a Warranty card, holsters pamphlet, and original owner’s manual.
Our Assessment: The Model 686 Is about as top notch as you can get. This is one of the harder to find Compact Lew Horton 686s which comes in its original box. The product code on the box verifies that this is the 2.5” 1984 Lew Horton edition. It has a round butt pistol grip and if not housed in a collection, would be a serious carry pistol.
SOLD FOR : $1,560