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Another pawnshop find, S&W 586-1

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bikemutt, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. bikemutt
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    Ok, I'd finally gotten over the overpriced 14-5 I asked about a couple days ago. So now I needed another way to snooker myself into buying a revolver :(

    I'm down in Southwest WA, near Portland OR for the week and decided after a hard day at work to wonder into a real old-style, downtown pawnshop. This place is perfect movie material; as I'm parking the city cops are bagging up a perp, there's human debris everywhere.

    I've stopped in here several times before and they never have any guns worth buying. Nice guitars, but not guns. Not today.

    There, between the Lorcins, Jenkins and Jiminez Arms, lies a perfect 6", nickel 586-1. I convinced the shopkeep to let me remove the grips so I know this thing isn't refinished, engraved and all the usual suspects. I was about to ask if I could remove the sideplate when I noticed him reaching for a baseball bat, I held the thought. The only minor defect I can find is the right side of the rear sight leaf is imperfect; maybe an accident from placing it back in the safe, who knows. The gun appears to be very well cared for, fired little and in near-perfect condition.

    I worked it hard and got it for $525. It's not a steal by any stretch but it's a gun I've really wanted, The last one like this had been a disappointment as there were a few "surprises". So, another Smith revolver has found a good home today where it will be used and cherished as it should be.

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  2. 788Ham

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    Good for you bike mutt ! Always kind of a thrill to find one like this in a pawn, I've found a couple of them, a 1931 .38-44, a Colt Trooper, and i just found a Smith 15-4 at a GS last weekend, what a shooter this one is! Nice piece my friend , good luck with it, you're do !
     
  3. bannockburn

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    bikemutt

    How do you do it? Is there like a used revolver factory nearby where you live, turning out these gems? It kind of seems that way because you definitely have a knack for finding some really nice low mileage wheelguns in your part of the country.

    Keep up the good work.
     
  4. rswartsell

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    Uhh,.... maybe a minor steal. Good job mutt.
     
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    Arrrgh, you suck! The only thing that would make that more desirable to me would be if it was blued. I've wanted one of those for YEARS! 6 inch, gotta be 6 inch, with the orange ramp front and white outlined rear sights. I've owned two Model 19's like that 6", blued, those sights....best handguns I've ever owned. Don't have them anymore. I figure a 586 would be the next level of awesome above those two. My brother in Texas has one and loves to tell me how sweet it is.
     
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    Someone is crying over that pawn ticket
     
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    Nice find-Enjoy
     
  8. Guillermo

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    it is always good when I good guy finds the gun her wants.

    enjoy!!!
     
  9. Walkalong

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    Really. Nice ones are few and far between here. :)
     
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    Washington has some really nice wheel guns floating around, I recently found a LNIB 19-3 Target and a pretty spiffy 18-2.
    Just need to visit the shops often cause the old S&Ws don't stick around long.
     
  11. skidder

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    Congrats!
    Looks to be an excellent range and hunting revolver.
     
  12. Guillermo

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    Bikemutt has harnessed the power to open the wormhole into which all of the used revolvers got sucked.
     
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    Very nice model 586. I know you will enjoy it.
     
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    Thanks to all for the kind comments.

    One thing I look for in any gun store is that the inventory changes, even if it never seems to change in my direction. This particular shop is just like that, the used inventory for the last year and a half has held no interest for me, but it did turn over.

    The pawnshop across the street from this one has had the same 4 guns under glass for the same time period, I don't expect to ever find anything there. That they are rude and condescending is really not much of a draw either.
     
  15. 303 hunter

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    Great gun,great price,enjoy!
     
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    We have a couple pawn shops just like that. $100 higher and no sunshine.
     
  17. Guillermo

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    Bikemutt is a great guy and I, as I am sure many, are happy that he got the gun that he wanted.

    Shoot straight BM!!!
     
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    I know right!?

    There's a dealer that comes to town for gun shows. He has some wheel guns (perhaps 5 or 6) that he has litterialy been dragging to each show for 12 years!
    He's priced way out of the fair market value (as determined by actually closed GB auctions). Heck, he even wanted more for a used Ruger 10/22-T then a new one cost!

    Politely showing him on the iPhone that he's out of the market price brought a mumble of, " One day I'll get my price."

    What he doesn't understand is, that everyday he sits on stock, he has to eat a little bit more of it. He's not really getting 'his price' when the $$ finally comes 10 or 12 years down the road.
     
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