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So I have this 686 sitting in the safe  for the last 7 or 8 years never shot it I got on a trade but the person never told me it had one of these plastic  adjustable front sight on it. I hate them I bern told from a gunsmith that I'm prity much stuck with them because  of how smith and Wesson  put them on the barrel. My other choice  I can see would be to cut the barrel shorter and put on the sights I want but living up here in Canada finding a good gunsmith is like picking the winning ticket for  the lottery and then there the cost $$$$ so I thought that someone  on here might  know if a new type of sight can be put on sorry I dont have a picture of it 

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To castrate the barrel, to remove the front sight, make it a tad shorter than 4" - prohib.  A friend found that out.

 

You have 2 choices.

 

1.  Find a 6" barrel for your model and have it cut and installed.  It will be harder to find the barrel.

 

2. Sell the gun and buy another one.  The better option.

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I have one too. It’s for silhouette shooting. You can set 4 different heights for specific distances and then it’s easy to rotate the wheel under the sight for each sight. I haven’t shot mine in years. My kids will someday get to figure out what to do with it.


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Yeah, don't think that's plastic.

Maybe the owner has a collectable here and can figure a trade of some sort to get what he wants/needs?

 

If not then I'm sure there's enough meat there to install a Weigand sight base and snap in front sight.

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Might look a bit funky but it should work.

Good luck.

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Search it on gunbroker and you can easily find out.
Personally, I don’t think so. Does anyone even shoot silhouette or PPC anymore. I haven’t touched mine in over 10 years. My kids can figure out what to do with it someday.


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