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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Too_Pure, Aug 8, 2011.

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  1. Too_Pure

    Too_Pure Member

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    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 ;)
     
  2. Guillermo

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    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
     
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    It is pre MIM. Priced the same as a New Ruger. And yes, I'm thinking the new Ruger will always be there.
     
  5. Shienhausser

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    Im so jealous!!!

    a 6" 586 in on my must have list!


    Good luck.
     
  6. Too_Pure

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    If it makes you feel any better this one is 4" :)


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    There was a recall: Read all about it. http://firearmsid.com/Recalls/FA_Recalls 5.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:

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  8. Shienhausser

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    "If it makes you feel any better this one is 4" "


    nope haha.

    I still want it :)
     
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    "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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