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New 586-3 nickel bad hand

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by 4D5, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. 4D5

    4D5 Well-Known Member

    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. I’ve see some stuff that wasn’t 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. I’ll take it out for a thorough test drive later this next week.





  2. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    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.

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  3. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    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.

  4. BBBBill

    BBBBill Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, no. It's factory, though I have yet to figure out the advantage to that style hand.
  5. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    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.


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