New 586-3 nickel bad hand


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4D5
October 7, 2013, 08:55 PM
I finally got a chance to completely disassemble the S&W M586-3 nickel I picked up a couple weeks ago. It had the usual dried grease and gunk.

However, I was not expecting to find the hand (or use to be hand) in the condition shown in the pictures below. Iíve see some stuff that wasnít very good before and could be fixed with minor work. But bubba could brag he does better work than this.

The pin had been peened over on the opposite side of the hand, but I was able to drive it out with a small hammer and punch.

Fortunately the window appeared to be widened evenly and not butchered. I had a spare oversized hand that fit perfectly without any adjustment. Guess that was the good luck part.

I put it all back together and everything checked out ok. Iíll take it out for a thorough test drive later this next week.

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/photos25/Blaster%20bad%20parts/M586-3-hand01_zps1a68370c.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/photos25/Blaster%20bad%20parts/M586-3-hand02_zpsaedb759d.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/photos25/Blaster%20bad%20parts/M586-3-hand03_zpsd8ea09be.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/photos25/Blaster%20bad%20parts/M586-3-hand04_zpsa56b60e5.jpg

http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/photos25/Blaster%20bad%20parts/M586-3-hand05_zpsfd8a4d66.jpg

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Walkalong
October 11, 2013, 08:49 PM
It's the newer style hand. The hand comes on and off the stud that is peened in the trigger. I replaced this one with an old style .400 target trigger and bought an old style hand to go with it. It worked fine, I just wanted a .400 TT.

Jim K
October 11, 2013, 10:06 PM
I admit that I have not fully kept up with all the changes made by S&W in the last few years (has anyone?) but I had not seen that arrangement. The 586-3 dates to 1988 and is not exactly a new gun, and that trigger is pre-MIM. I am willing to be educated, but that looks like a gunsmith fix to me.

Jim

BBBBill
October 11, 2013, 10:55 PM
Unfortunately, no. It's factory, though I have yet to figure out the advantage to that style hand.

Jim K
October 11, 2013, 11:15 PM
Thanks. I guess I missed that one somehow. I sure agree that it doesn't seem to make sense to add two unnecessary parts just to avoid installing one press fitted pin.

Jim

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