SOLD FOR: $2575
Make: Smith & Wesson, SK Customs
Model: 686-6 Dream Catcher, 70 of 200
Serial Number: DNK0071
Year of Manufacture: 2021
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double / Single Action, Swing-Out, Fluted Cylinder Revolver.
Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right side is marked “S&W .357 MAGNUM”. The left side of the frame has S&W’s monogram logo, the right has the four-line Marcas Registradas. The yoke cut is marked with the serial number and the model number. The yoke and sides of the grip frame are marked with inspection marks. The butt of the grip frame is marked with the serial number. The underside of the topstrap is marked “A”. On the right side of the frame we there is a Buffalo skull with horns wrapped in eagle feathers with a dream catcher in the background, SK customs has colored the background blue. The cylinder features six distinctive 24KT Gold-plated pictographs and petroglyphs of the Native American Nations, comprising of the Healers Hand, Heartline-Bear, KoKopelli, Lighting Snake, Lizard and Frog and are all wrapped in eagle feathers. The frame and yoke have petroglyphs; the Sun, the Great Spirit also known as the Eye of Providence and a Thunderbird. On the barrel and top strap, there are engraved Arrowheads, Tipi Tents, Mountain Ranges, an accustomed textile pattern commonly found on rugs, blankets and Arrows. The left side of the barrel is marked “070 of 200” on the left below the cylinder.
Barrel Length: 6”, with full underlug and solid, serrated rib.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped sight with a red insert and is pinned to a rise in the solid, serrated rib. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched leaf in a base that is micrometer-click adjustable for windage and elevation. The top strap is factory drilled and tapped.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are custom two-piece highly polished rosewood finger groove grips. There are light handling marks, no major defects. The grips rate in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel, SIlver & Gold
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the Electro Chemically Machined rifling is strong. There is no erosion in the bore. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are some light handling marks, no major defects. The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger pull is light and smooth. The cylinder produces faint side to side play with no measurable back play in full lockup of all 6 chambers. The double-action trigger pull is smooth, the single action is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Inlcuded is a serial matching case, SK Customs brochure, and paperwork including the manual.
Our Assessment: As the name implies, the Distinguished Combat Magnum is a remarkable piece of machinery that is tough enough for any application. The revolver is built on Smith & Wesson’s L-Frame which was introduced in 1980. While the .357 Magnum had been in use for a number of years, police officers did not like the weight of the heavy N-Framed models and while the K-Frame was the standard for defensive revolvers, it was realized that problems with the forcing cone arose after high round count. The solution to the problem was the L-Frame, with input from S&W Historian Roy Jinks the new frame was born. The L-Frame was basically K-Frame that was beefed up just a bit allowing for a larger forcing cone and cylinder window, but retained the same grip frame. In 1980 the L-Frame models were introduced and were instantly recognizable by their full underlug. The 686 was well received by law enforcement and sport shooters alike and has been produced by the company to this very day.
This 686 revolver is from 2021 and has been thoroughly customized by SK Customs, the “DreamCatcher,” is the first line of Limited-Edition Masters Edition firearms on the prized Smith & Wesson 686 Distinguished Combat Magnum Revolver with 6″ Barrel chambered in .357 Magnum. This first Masters Edition was designed in collaboration with Master Engraver Timothy George, awarded his title of “Master” by the Firearms Engravers Guild of America (FEGA). Tim started his career in 1981 as an apprentice under Ken Hurst. Tim’s work has been published in firearm and knife books and magazines throughout the world and is on full display with this phenomenal looking revolver. This is a true beauty and is certainly worthy of a place in your collection. As with SK Customs masterpieces, only 200 of these DreamCatcher Masters Edition will ever be made!
Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!