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Old November 17, 2001, 09:58 PM   #1
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S&W 686 barrel change

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
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Old November 17, 2001, 11:52 PM   #2
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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.
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Old November 18, 2001, 08:02 AM   #3
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Kitt, it would probably run you $90 to $125 plus parts and shipping depending on who did it. George
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