What frame size is a 686?
The Model 686 is based on S&W’s L (medium) revolver frame. During the 1980s, Smith & Wesson developed its L-Frame line of . 357 Magnums: the Model 581, Model 586, Model 681 and Model 686.
Is S&W 686 AK frame?
A 686 is an L frame. A model 66 ( K frame 6 shot ) in a 6″ barrel is 36.6 oz .
Is 686 6 a square butt?
They also feel great in the hand. As for your inquiry.. your new 686 will have a round butt grip peg that allows you to have round or square grips. The grip in your link has the square butt conversion and is the correct one to buy.
How powerful is a 357 Magnum?
357 Magnum is considerably more powerful than its parent round the . 357 Magnum cartridge with hit with 575 pounds at 1,440 feet per second. More than doubling the force and increase of velocity—well above supersonic levels—with essentially the same cartridge was a considerable accomplishment.
When did the Smith and Wesson Model 686 come out?
Smith & Wesson Model 686. Smith & Wesson introduced the Model 686 in 1981. It is the stainless steel version of the 586, which was a blued steel finish. It was chambered for .357 Magnum and .38 S&W Special +P calibers. They are available ported and unported with a choice of 6 or 7 round cylinders. The Model 686 is based on S&W’s K/L (medium)…
Are there still Smith and Wesson L frame revolvers?
Some of those favorites have come and gone from the Smith & Wesson catalog over the years, but the ever-popular L-Frame family of revolvers remains, and continues to sell strong for the team from Springfield, Massachusetts.
What’s the difference between Model 686 and 686 Plus?
The 686P variant, marketed as the Model 686 Plus, has a 7-round cylinder. The 686PP variant, with PP designating PowerPort, has an integral compensator (also known as a muzzle brake ). The 686 has been made with pistol grips having a squared or rounded end (colloquially, “square butt” or “round butt”).
When did the Smith and Wesson K frame come out?
We previously discussed in these pages how the legendary Border Patrolman, Bill Jordan, encouraged then-S&W President Carl Hellstrom to produce a K-Frame revolver chambered in the .357 Magnum cartridge during the Camp Perry, Ohio, National Matches in the summer of 1954.