What to look for when inspecting a S&W 586 pre-purchase


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Too_Pure
August 8, 2011, 07:54 PM
I am seriously considering putting a S&W 586 on layaway, but I am new to revolvers and need a list of stuff to look for, and how to find it. Used is used, and this one seems to be in great shape, but I don't want any surprises. Thanks.

Of course I may still take a sharp unexpected turn at the shop and just go for the new GP100, but that gorgeous blued 586 is haunting me and has even invaded my dreams. I saw it last week and it might be gone by tomorrow. If so I'll just get the Ruger and be happy... for now ;)

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Guillermo
August 8, 2011, 08:04 PM
there is an outstanding sticky at the top of the revolver section

if you follow that you are 99% of the way there

best of luck

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=1430

and BTW
if it is a pre MIM 586...buy it.

nothing against the Ruger...but you can always buy a Ruger :D

P5 Guy
August 8, 2011, 08:15 PM
Tight lock up. No or low dash/revision number. The box, tools and paperwork.
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=1430 As already linked.
S&W makes very few carbon steel/blued guns anymore, I'd jump on it if priced right.

Too_Pure
August 8, 2011, 08:19 PM
It is pre MIM. Priced the same as a New Ruger. And yes, I'm thinking the new Ruger will always be there.

Shienhausser
August 8, 2011, 08:53 PM
Im so jealous!!!

a 6" 586 in on my must have list!


Good luck.

Too_Pure
August 8, 2011, 10:25 PM
If it makes you feel any better this one is 4" :)


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Kendal Black
August 8, 2011, 10:35 PM
There was a recall: Read all about it. http://firearmsid.com/Recalls/FA_Recalls%205.htm#SMITH & WESSON, MODEL 581, 586, 681, 686, or 581-1, 586-1, 681-1, 686-1 & 686CS-1, REVOLVERS

Recall covered the no dash 586 and the 586-1. Compliance with the recall is shown is shown by an M stamped into the frame under the yoke:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_j612DZCPAyE/TDoxNhgx6tI/AAAAAAAAAEw/EXj7YtV_s6E/s1600/craneCropped.jpg

Shienhausser
August 8, 2011, 11:27 PM
"If it makes you feel any better this one is 4" "


nope haha.

I still want it :)

OrangePwrx9
August 9, 2011, 02:11 PM
"What to look for when inspecting a S&W 586 pre-purchase"

A 686.

My 586 is a dog. My 686 is a sweetheart.

Hanging on to the 586 'cause someday "I'll do something about it"...but it's no fun to shoot with its scattergun accuracy and I've tried everything I can think of at the reloading bench.

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