View Full Version : S&W 686 barrel change

November 17, 2001, 09:58 PM
I own a S&W 686 with the two inch barrel. I have found a four inch barrel for $20 and was wondering how much a smith would charge me to change the two inch to the four inch barrel? I have no idea as I have never worked on revolvers....Thanks:confused:

November 17, 2001, 11:52 PM
The conversion to 4" barrel is not as straightforward as simply unscrewing one barrel and screwing in another. The extractor rods are different lengths so you will have to have a new extractor rod, you must set the barrel to cylinder gap, the barrel must index correctly, etc. You would be way ahead to trade your 2 1/2 inch gun in on a 4 inch model.

George Stringer
November 18, 2001, 08:02 AM
Kitt, it would probably run you $90 to $125 plus parts and shipping depending on who did it. George