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Smith & Wesson Model 686

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The Smith & Wesson Model 686, AKA the "Distinguished Combat Magnum", is a stainless steel version of the Smith & Wesson Model 586. It was introduced in 1980 and is chambered for .357 Magnum. An additional Model 686 Plus (686P) variant is available - This particular model has a 7-round cylinder.

Smith & Wesson Model 686 6" Barrel - .357 Magnum
Smith & Wesson Model 686 4" Barrel - .357 Magnum
Smith & Wesson Model 686P (7 shot cylinder) with 3" Barrel - .357 Magnum
Smith & Wesson Model 686 with 2 1/2" Barrel - .357 Magnum


(1980- Present)

  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber(s): .357 Magnum, .38 Special
  • Weight: 34.1 oz (0.97 kg), 36.8 oz (1.04 kg), 38.9 oz (1.10 kg), 43.9 oz (1.24 kg), 48.3 oz (1.37 kg)
  • Length: 7.5"(19.1 cm), 8.18" (20.8 cm), 9.56" (24.3 cm), 11.94" (30.3 cm), ?(with 8" barrel)
  • Barrel length: 2.5" (64 mm), 3" (76 mm), 4" (102 mm), 6" (152 mm), 8.3" (211 mm)
  • Capacity: 6 or 7-round cylinder
  • Fire Modes: SA/DA

The Smith & Wesson Model 686 can be seen in the following films, television series, and video games used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Notation Date
Uncommon Valor Thai police officer 1983
Miami Supercops Terence Hill Doug Bennet 1985
Bud Spencer Steve Forest
Demon of Paradise William Steis Sheriff Keefer 1987
Fatal Beauty Whoopi Goldberg Det. Rizzoli 1987
Extreme Prejudice Michael Ironside Maj. Paul Hackett With wood grips 1987
Above the Law Henry Silva Zagon 1988
Tequila Sunrise Kurt Russell Det. Frescia 1988
Married to the Mob Mercedes Ruehl Connie Russo 1988
In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders David Soul Michael Platt 1988
Michael Gross William Matix
Armored van guard
Night of the Sharks A henchman 1988
Dead Bang Tim Reid Chief Dixon 1989
Road House Terry Funk Morgan 1989
My New Partner II (Ripoux contre ripoux) Thierry Lhermitte François Lesbuche 1990
Downtown Art Evans Lieutenant Coleman 1990
The Last Boy Scout Henchmen 1991
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Jordan Lund armored truck driver 1991
Steve Tannen armored truck driver
Don Johnson Marlboro
Mickey Rourke Harley
Lethal Weapon 3 John Cenatiempo Smitty 1992
GunCrazy Drew Barrymore Anita Minteer 1992
James LeGros Howard
Joe Dallesandro Rooney
Extreme Justice Yaphet Kotto L.A.P.D. Det. Larsen 1993
Jennifer Eight Kathy Baker Margie Ross 1993
Low Profile (Profil bas) Jean-Pierre Castaldi Smile 6" barrel 1993
Patrick Bruel Julien Segal 6" barrel
Sandra Speichert Claire 6" barrel
Demolition Man Sandra Bullock Lenina Huxley 1993
Judgment Night police officer 1993
Men of War Anthony John Denison Jimmy G 1994
Léon (The Professional) Jean Reno Léon 1994
Last Man Standing Jonathan Banks Det. Frank 'Doc' Kane With 2.5" barrel 1995
Michael Greene Capt. Demayo With 2.5" barrel
Silent Hunter A sheriff deputy 1995
Cop Land Sylvester Stallone Sheriff Heflin 1997
Face/Off John Travolta Sean Archer With 2.5" barrel 1997
Bounty Hunters 2: Hardball Steve Bacic Carlos With 6" barrel 1997
The Cousin (Le cousin) N'Bongo's bodyguard 3" compensated barrel 1997
Black Dog Meat Loaf Red 1998
The Corruptor Kim Chan Uncle Benny With 2.5" barrel 1999
The Limey Terence Stamp Wilson with 2.5" barrel 1999
Poor White Trash Sean Young Linda Bronco 2000
Formula 51 drug dealer 2001
3000 Miles to Graceland Kurt Russell Michael 2001
Howie Long Jack
The Forsaken Drunk guy 2001
Exit Wounds Goon 2001
Escanaba in da Moonlight Randall Godwin Ranger Tom T. Treado 2001
Narc Ray Liotta Henry Oak With 2.5" barrel 2002
Narc Alan Van Sprang Calvess With 2.5" barrel 2002
City by the Sea William Forsythe Spyder 2002
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-out Michael Madsen Det. Frank McGregor 2003
The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting Jake Busey The Hitcher With long barrell 2003
Kari Wührer Maggie With long barrell 2003
Belly of the Beast Bangkok police 2003
Blade: Trinity Jessica Biel Abigail Whistler 686P 2004
Saw Tobin Bell John "Jigsaw" Kramer w/4" Barrel 2004
Cary Elwes Dr. Lawrence Gordon
Lord of War Eamonn Walker André Baptiste Sr. 2005
Lord of War Nicolas Cage Yuri Orlov 2005
V for Vendetta Tim Pigott-Smith Creedy 2005
Firewall Harrison Ford Jack Stanfield With 2.5" barrel and Pachymar grips 2006
Firewall Paul Bettany Hill Cox With 2.5" barrel and Pachymar grips 2006
Saw III Tobin Bell John "Jigsaw" Kramer flashback from Saw 2006
The Sentinel Assassin 2006
The Hitcher Zachary Knighton Jim Halsey 2007
The Hitcher Sophia Bush Grace Andrews 2007
The Hitcher Travis Schuldt Deputy Harlan Bremmer Jr. 2007
White Noise 2: The Light Nathan Fillion Abe Dale 2007
Skinwalkers Barbara Gordon Nana 2007
Skinwalkers Matthew Knight Timothy 2007
The Lookout Matthew Goode Gary Target-Champion variant 2007
War, Inc. Henchman With 2.5" barrel 2008
Watchmen Seen in the Comedian's arsenal 2009
Harry Brown Joseph Gilgun Kenny 2009
Helldriver Ando's thug 2010
Wild Target Bill Nighy Victor 2010
Saw 3D Tobin Bell John "Jigsaw" Kramer archive footage from Saw 2010
Yakuza Hunters 2: The Revenge Duel in Hell Asami Sugiura Asami 2010
Five Brothers (Comme les cinq doigts de la main) Moussa Maaskri Samy Boban 2010
To Protect and Serve (Protéger & servir) Kad Merad Michel Boudriau 2010
The Guard David Wilmot Liam O'Leary 2011
The ABCs of Death Darenzia Elizabeth Roxanne 2012
21 Jump Street Peter Epstein One-Percenter #1 2012
Black & White Episode 1: The Dawn of Assault Angelababy Ning Feng wooden grips 2012
Black & White Episode 1: The Dawn of Assault Leon Dai Jarba wooden grips 2012
Kill Zombie! Yahya Gaier Aziz 2x with 6" barrel and with wooden grips, one with scope rail 2012
Oculus Rory Cochrane Alan Russell 2013
Garrett Ryan Young Tim
Brenton Thwaites Tim Russell
Broken City Chance Kelly Murdock 2013
The Frozen Ground Nicolas Cage Jack Halcombe 2013
John Cusack Robert Hansen
Michael McGrady Vice Det. John Gentile
Crosshairs Tom Sizemore Jimmy Marcos 2013
This Girl is Badass Petchtai Wongkamlao Sawang 2013
Calvary Chris O'Dowd Jack Brennan 2014
Tokarev Peter Stormare Francis O'Connell 2014
The Squad Jakob Cedergren Kasper 2015
Lila & Eve Jennifer Lopez Eve Rafael With 2.5" barrel 2015
Viola Davis Lila Walcott With 2.5" barrel
Karate Kill Noriaki Kamata Club Manager 2016
Hell or High Water Ben Foster Tanner Howard 2016
Once Upon a Time in Venice John Goodman Dave 2017
Time to Hunt Park Jung-min Sang-soo 6" barrel 2020
Gunpowder Milkshake Michelle Yeoh Florence 2021
Jack Bandeira Crow
The Menu Adam Aalderks Jeremy Louden w/3" Barrel 2022
John Wick: Chapter 4 Shamier Anderson The Tracker/Mr. Nobody Performance Center 2023
Scott Adkins Killa Harkan


Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
Miami Vice - Season 1 Edward James Olmos Lt. Martin Castillo With 3" barrel / "Golden Triangle" 1984-1985
Homicide: Life on the Street David Morse Jim Bayliss "Colors" (S3E19) 1995
The Langoliers Bronson Pinchot Craig Toomey 1995
Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei 1996-
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Store clerk With 6" barrel / "Blood Lust" (S3E09) 2002
Medicopter 117 - Jedes Leben zählt - Season 3 a few character ep. 2 2001
Medicopter 117 - Jedes Leben zählt - Season 5 Kálmán Hollai Sandor 2002
Medicopter 117 - Jedes Leben zählt - Season 6 Gunnar Teuber Beckle tenth episode 2003
Ultimate Force - Season 2 Conor Mullen Omega With 4" barrel / "What in the Name of God" 2003
Prison Break - Season 1 Wentworth Miller Michael Scofield Snub, "Pilot" (S1E01) 2005
Ultimate Force - Season 3 Ace Bhatti Al Djouf With 6" compensated barrel / "Class of 1980" 2005
Ultimate Force - Season 4 Adam Fogerty Taras Rustum With 6" compensated barrel / "Changing of the Guard" 2006
Hell Girl (Jigoku shôjo) Ryûki Kitaoka Junya Wakatsuki "Darkness of the Known World, Part. 1" (E11) 2006-2007
Supernatural - Season 4 With 4" barrel / "Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester" (S04E02) 2008
Breaking Bad - Season 1 Cesar Garcia No-Doze With 4" barrel; "Crazy Handful of Nothin'" (S1E06), "A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal" (S1E07) 2008
Flashpoint (2008) "Perfect Storm" (S2E11) 2008-2012
Breaking Bad - Season 2 "Negro Y Azul" (S2E07) 2009
Haven 2010-2013
Top Shot - Season 3 2011
Grimm 2011
Defiance Graham Greene Rafe McCawley With 4" barrel 2013
Continuum - Season 2 S02E04, heavily modified 2013
Magnum P.I. Stephen Hill Theodore "TC" Calvin 2018
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 5 Mo Collins Sarah Rabinowitz "Skidmark" (S5E04) 2019
The Stand Jeremy Jones Poke Freeman "Pocket Savior" S01E02 2020
Fear the Walking Dead - Season 6 Justin Smith Ranger Marcus "Welcome to the Club" (S6E02), "The Key" (S6E04), "Bury Her Next to Jasper's Leg" (S6E06), "Damage From the Inside" (S6E07), "The Door" (S6E08) 2020-2021
Ellen Locy Paige "Bury Her Next to Jasper's Leg" (S6E06)
Uncredited Pioneer Ranger Holstered; "Things Left to Do" (S6E09).
Big Sky - Season 2 assassin "Wakey Wakey" (S2E02) 2021-2022
Tales of The Walking Dead - Season 1 Danny Ramirez Eric "La Doña" (S1E06) 2022
The Last of Us - Season 1 seen in armory; "Long Long Time" (S1E03) 2023
The Continental: From the World of John Wick Adam Shapiro Lemmy "Loyalty to the Master" (S1E02) 2023
Bowery members


Title Character Note Date
Dream Hunter Rem. Hidden Dream Legend Of The Headless Warrior Policeman 1987
Desert Punk 2004
Batman: Gotham Knight Found in sewer 2008
Cat Planet Cuties Kio 2.5" barrel 2010

Video Games

Game Title Appears As Mods Notation Release Date
Jurassic Park: Trespasser As the ".357 Revolver" 1998
Operation Flashpoint 2001
Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising "Smith & Wesson .357" no cylinder latch or ejector rod 2004
Hitman: Blood Money As the "Snub Nosed" With 2" barrel 2006
Driver: Parallel Lines 2006
The Division 2016
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Bull 686 2017
The Division 2 2019
Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts "SPRING 686" 2019

See Also

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