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Collector Arms
978664523
30 Westward Cir
N Reading, MA
 
Antall Auction Company
570824664
487 Main Rd
Hanover Township, PA
 
Kramers Sporting Goods
717463352
Rr 2 Box 2710
Mc Alisterville, PA
 
Yerges, Harry W Jr.
570724469
537 Cherry Flats Rd
Wellsboro, PA
 
Baumunks Gun Repair
570924441
Rr 1 Box 1186
Forksville, PA
 
Matthew J Koneski Gunsmith
570262862
249 S Main St
Ashley, PA
 
Classic Pistol Inc
215953726
1310 Industrial Blvd
Southampton, PA
 
Dell'S Gun Room
215412454
641 Rte 309
Montgomeryville, PA
 
Dick'S Sporting Goods Inc
215657897
2510 Moreland Rd
Willow Grove, PA
 
Bucks Valley Sporting Goods
717567686
503 Center Rd
Newport, PA
 

Smith & Wesson 686SSR

While I am often accused of being a dinosaur, I am proud to be one of an ever-shrinking group of handgunners: a revolver fan. To my way of thinking, the handgun hasn’t been invented yet that can equal the ergonomics, ease of use, reliability and shootability of a fine, medium-frame, double-action revolver. And of the breed, none is finer or more famous than those produced by Smith & Wesson.

In 1935 S&W introduced what was to prove the most effective law enforcement handgun cartridge ever: the .357 S&W Magnum. Early .357 revolvers were based on S&W’s large N frame, and they were rather large, heavy and expensive. Requests for a lighter magnum revolver were answered in 1955 with the .357 Combat Magnum (Model 19), a K-frame revolver with a heavy barrel and an ejector rod shroud to provide recoil-dampening weight.

This was followed by the stainless steel Model 66, which was an instant hit with civilian shooters and police. But there was a downside. When fed a steady diet of magnum ammo, these K-frame revolvers sometimes shot themselves loose or went out of time. To rectify this problem, in 1981 S&W introduced the slightly larger and stronger L frame, which was capable of digesting an unlimited diet of magnum ammo. The blue Model 586 and stainless steel Model 686 provided an excellent compromise of weight, power and performance....

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