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Old 08-31-2018, 07:39 PM
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Specta, what caliber is the 686. I have a 629 in .44 magnum with a ported barrel and 2-3 lb. trigger. If you have the hammer cocked you have to be very careful as it seems like a slight brush will make it shoot. Thankfully I remembered about always pointing the gun downrange..... I'm sure Moose One would love to fill you in on the hair trigger shooting in VT when we get out there.
 
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Old 08-31-2018, 07:49 PM
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The 686 is .357 Mag with target sights.
The trigger is one of the reasons I picked this one. I love it.
This makes my 4th .357 and my 3rd 45 auto.
 
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:26 PM
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3 more good ones in calibers I like. The M&P .45 is my favorite. It's the most practical for my use.
 
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by jumbofrank View Post
3 more good ones in calibers I like. The M&P .45 is my favorite. It's the most practical for my use.
I really like how well it fits my hand but I'll probably never shoot it. :-) Its the first S&W 45 auto that I have liked the feel of.

My Colt 1911 has never been fired either and I'm looking at a Remington Rand government 1911 45 auto made during WWII that's never been fired either.

I guess I need to keep looking for a 1911 that I can shoot.
 
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Old 09-01-2018, 12:26 PM
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Remington Rand 1911A1s were only made from 1942 to 1945, and we were still using them in the '80s when I was in the army. Every one of them was about 40 years old, but they took a licking and kept on ticking like a Timex*. There's no telling how many thousands of rounds went through them over the decades. And I've never seen one that hasn't been fired.

* Old farts will get this.
 
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Old 09-01-2018, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by jumbofrank View Post
. And I've never seen one that hasn't been fired.
I guess I will be showing you the first one.
 
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Originally Posted by Specta View Post
I guess I will be showing you the first one.
I'm looking forward to seeing some pics of it.
 
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Originally Posted by jumbofrank View Post
I'm looking forward to seeing some pics of it.
I'm looking forward to taking ownership of it.
 
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Old 09-04-2018, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by jumbofrank View Post
And I've never seen one that hasn't been fired.
I held the Remington Rand 1911A1 in my hands again today. I've held over 100 different handguns in recent months and the 1911A1 about a year ago.

Its not a virgin like I thought I remembered. Still pretty nice. My friend valued it at $2000. I might still take it. We'll see.
 
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:44 PM
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I put the original stocks back on my new to me 686 after I cleaned it up.

It has a raised Partridge front sight and a Whipple rear sight.

I was told this gun was modified by S&W and my brother (Whipple site) for serious competition shooting.
 

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