View Full Version : 686-6 with a transfer bar?

Bug Tussell
November 23, 2013, 16:40
I've been out of the revolver game for a long time. I just picked up a 686 without the old S&W firing pin on the hammer and what looks like a transfer bar firing system.
I had one on a Ruger Security Six and thought it was a good idea.

When did this happen and why?

November 23, 2013, 20:49
Started in '98, but took a while to spread to all models. I don't know why, but I assume cost reduction and additional lawyer protection in some combination.