Darren sent us this photo of his Smith & Wesson Model 686, stripped down for polishing. He writes …

This is my 686. It usually wears some old school wood Pachmayr grips, but is torn down for polishing in this pic.

A steel beauty like the Model 686 is timeless and will never go out of fashion.



  • Don Ward

    *Don opens article, looks at picture*

    The Hot Chocolate song “I Believe in Miracles, Where you from? You Sexy Thing” starts playing.

  • Mud

    Its too bad Smiths have to be photographed from the right only…. 😉

    • It is a pre-lock model. You can see the pin for the hammer-mounted firing pin.

      • El Duderino

        Plus the frame profile by the hammer is wrong for an IL model.

  • anon


  • Giolli Joker

    Porn Of The Day…


    It’s a beautiful piece of firearms engineering.
    Heritage is only a part of it.

  • dan citizen

    Great, now I will feel guilty handling my guns, trying to explain that even though I looked at gun porn doesn’t mean they fail to fulfill my needs.