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Old November 6, 2012, 02:28 AM   #1
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do I have a collector revolver ????

I have a new smith wesson 686 and the SKU # Model # on box is different from what I purchased... I called S&W to see if I was reading it correctly.

The seral # on box match my revolver, however the other numbers call for a 6 round cylinder and I have a 7.....
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Old November 6, 2012, 02:33 AM   #2
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sounds like you have some kind of S&W factory SNAFU, not sure you could call it a collector piece though.
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Old November 6, 2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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Make sure you don't have 7 holes cut into a 6-shot cylinder. Another forum user (Japle I believe) bought one of those and it would have been potentially dangerous to fire since one or more of the cylinder bore holes had dangerously thin walls, especially for a .357 mag. S&W replaced the cylinder free of charge.
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Old November 6, 2012, 08:34 AM   #4
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^^^ That's the first thing I thought of too.

My 686 Pro has a "feature"!!

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Old November 6, 2012, 08:34 AM   #5
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Make sure you don't have 7 holes cut into a 6-shot cylinder. Another forum user (Japle I believe) bought one of those and it would have been potentially dangerous to fire since one or more of the cylinder bore holes had dangerously thin walls, especially for a .357 mag. S&W replaced the cylinder free of charge.
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Wow - good memory...
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Old November 6, 2012, 08:42 AM   #6
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Actually, now that I see the picture again (thanks Sport45), Japle's revolver had 6 holes cut into a 7-shot cylinder. Same issue with the wall thickness.

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Old November 6, 2012, 12:24 PM   #7
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No, it doesn't make it a "collectable"...maybe a novely or a point of discussion over coffee...or whatever....but no big deal in my view.
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Old November 6, 2012, 01:38 PM   #8
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thanks

thanks, everyone....... Glad I ask... I will check it out.....
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Old November 6, 2012, 07:53 PM   #9
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thanks

must be poor record keeping.... cylinder looks OK...
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