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Old 10-07-2009, 3:05 PM
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Default S&W 586

pros ?
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looking to get a little info on this bad boy
just got one from family its the 6" barrel
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Old 10-07-2009, 3:12 PM
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pros ?
cons ?

looking to get a little info on this bad boy
just got one from family its the 6" barrel

I've been looking for one forever. if you ever want to sell it, and are in the Bay Area, I'll buy it from you pronto.
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Awesome piece!! The one you have a recent made one with the lock or is it an older one without it?? My wife has one and I shoot the heck out of it and it has one of the best feeling trigger pulls. Smooth!! Ours is the 4" model.
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Cons? You will watch your money dwindle as you keeping buying it ammo and/or reloading components. You will be desperately looking for some free time to head to the range like an addict.
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I have an 8"!!!
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S&W 586 is one of the all time great .357's, blued and no internal lock. Good for ya!
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its blued and my dad got it back in the 70's or 80's i'm not sure, but no internal lock

i really like the trigger on it
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I have an 8"!!!
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pros ?
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looking to get a little info on this bad boy
just got one from family its the 6" barrel
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S&W 586 is one of the all time great .357's, blued and no internal lock. Good for ya!

+ 1000

P.S....FYI....They came in nickel finish as well.
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will try to get a pic up sometime this week
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You should keep this gun.

The 586s are harder to get than 686s.

Both 586/686 are IMHO the quintessential 38/357 wheelgun.
With a tad of care it'll last you a lifetime.

If you don't like it I'll buy it, if you're near me.
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Old 10-07-2009, 3:37 PM
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sorry guns not going to sell. family gun
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will try to get a pic up sometime this week

I'll try to post a pic my 8" too.
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i haven't technically got it yet. dad said he's going to transfer it to me.
i just have to fill out the intrafamilial form and send 19$ to sacramento right?

i'm 19 and the way i understand thats it
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Oh sweet! I have one and IMO it is better then my 686's, of course I bought mine and it does not have the History yours does, this even if you don't like is a keeper.
Like it has been said clean it and it will last for ever.
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IMO, they shoot better than the 686. Might be off my rocker to think that, but I have had several of each over the years.

The 586 seems to feel smoother somehow.
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A department I worked for back then got a whole bunch of 586 4 inch when they first came out. I was like... naaaah, I am way happy with my 4 inch Model 19.

Until I fired qualification and a couple of drills with one of them. Made the change immediately with zero regrets. Once I fill out a few more items in my collection, I do want to get my hands on another 586.

For the OP, well played keeping that one in the family.
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P.S....FYI....They came in nickel finish as well.

The Nickel finish is almost a Chrome finish
Someone in another post mentioned a stamped mark under the grip on factory nickel finish gun.
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Old 10-07-2009, 5:26 PM
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I've been wanting to get the original factory wood grips on mine.
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I used a 581 for most of the Academy (yup, dates me). It's good gear - rugged, reliable, accurate.
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No cons on this fine revolver. Just a beefy L frame quality revolver by S&W. I owned a 686 (stainless steel version) that I bought in 1984, but have sold it recently. Put several thousand full magnum loads through it, without any issues whatsoever.
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As others have said, there are no cons to a 586. I sold a 686-1 to one of our forum members to fund a 586. I just like blued revolvers better than stainless. Finally found a no-dash 586 with a 6" barrel and bought it. Like Bwiese said, "the quintessential 38/357 wheelgun".

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All this 586 no dash talk
I guess I did alright when I got mine 10+ years ago from and older gent at 70% of book value.
X2 on the "the quintessential 38/357 wheelgun"
no con's with mine.
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thats great news guys. i'm glad noone has anything bad to say.
really excited now to call this thing mine and take care of it
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I hate to break this to you, but check to see if you have the mod done on the 586. I'll be sending mine in soon. Nevertheless the 586 is still a nice 357 magnum revolver.

"SMITH & WESSON
MODEL 581, 586, 681, 686, or 581-1,
586-1, 681-1, 686-1 & 686CS-1, REVOLVERS

RECALL: Reports have been received from the field where the combination of a SMITH & WESSON L-FRAME 357 MAGNUM REVOLVER and some .357 Magnum ammunition has resulted in unacceptable cylinder binding. L-frame revolvers bearing model numbers:

581, 586, 681, 686, or 581-1, 586-1,
681-1, 686-1, 686CS-1

Cylinder binding can cause a failure to fire. Mishandling a revolver while freeing the cylinder can result in accidental discharge.

Cylinder binding can result from a number of causes, including characteristics of an individual revolver or the use of ammunition, which does not conform to industry pressure specifications or is particularly fast burning. Recent developments in ammunition manufacture emphasize the production of .357 Magnum ammunition with increased velocity and greater primer sensitivity.

Although there have been very few reported incidents of cylinder binding, in view of our concern for our customer's safety and the reliability of Smith & Wesson products in all circumstances, we issue the following warning:

In a situation where a failure to fire can be critical - such as law enforcement or personal protection - do not use .357 Magnum ammunition with an L-frame revolver bearing model numbers 581, 586, 681, 686 or 581-1, 586-1, 681-1, 686-1, 686CS-1 without an "M" over the model number until you have had the revolver modified.

Those who need to use their L-frame revolver under these conditions prior to modification can safely fire .38 Special caliber ammunition.

Smith & Wesson has developed a modification to improve existing L-frame revolvers. This improvement enables them to fire all .357 Magnum ammunition, without cylinder binding. Shipments of L-frame revolvers from our factory after August 21, 1987 already include this improvement.

You can check if your revolver includes this improvement by looking at the left side of the frame when the cylinder is fully open. If your revolver has been stamped either with a "2" or higher number after the basic three-digit model number or with an "M" above the model number, your revolver includes this improvement and does not need modification. If your revolver bears the model number 581, 586, 681, 686, or 581-1, 586-1, 681-1, 686-1, 686CS-1 without an "M" over the model number, it does not include this improvement and your should have your revolver modified.

Smith & Wesson will modify your L-frame revolver free of charge to eliminate the possibility of cylinder binding with .357 Magnum ammunition. Law enforcement agencies wishing to arrange for modification of L-frame revolvers should call 800-458-8469 between 9 A.M. and 6 P.M. Eastern time (MA residents call 413-734-8244). Other users should send their revolvers to a Smith & Wesson Warranty Service Center, specifying "L-frame improvement program" and enclosing their name and return address.

One of the modifications to improve the L-frame revolver is the installation of a new hammer nose. This obsoletes all old L-frame hammer noses (part numbers 4702 and 7513) and all old L-frame hammer assemblies (part numbers 3366, 3378, 3380, 3382, 3391, 4722, 4723, 4726 and 4728) in field parts inventories. Superseded parts should never be fitted into a modified revolver as this may result in malfunction. It is essential for safety that you return these obsolete L-frame hammer noses and obsolete L-frame hammer assemblies for a free exchange to:

Smith & Wesson
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2100 Roosevelt Avenue
Springfield, MA 01101

Do not return L-frame hammer-nose bushings from your spare parts inventory inasmuch as they are useable in J, N and K-frame revolvers, which are not included in this Product Warning.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Smith & Wesson's first concern is the safety of its products and the protection of its customers.
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The S&W 586 L-Frame No Dash is my all time favorite .357 magnum.
I purchased my 4" & 6" in 1981/1982.

Congrats on your gifted 586 from your Dad.

Here are a few pics of my S&W 586L-Frames.
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DLC’s 586 L-Frame 4” (No dash) Distinguished Combat Magnum.


DLC’s No dash 586 L-Frame 6” & 4” Distinguished Combat Magnums.


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I have an 8"!!!

You've pushed my envy button...

I've been looking for a 586 8" for quite a while.
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You've pushed my envy button...

I've been looking for a 586 8" for quite a while.
Too bad I will have to send it in to get the recall mod done. I'll try to take some pics tomorrow and post them.
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