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bac1023
02-12-2013, 10:33
At my local shop right now

LNIB 8 3/8" 586 with the factory silhouette front sight. $675

These are fairly rare. Should I grab it?

...need some help from my fellow classic Smith fanatics!! Thanks

joecoastie
02-12-2013, 10:37
Why are you posting and not filing out paperwork on a 586? :supergrin:

Zombie Steve
02-12-2013, 10:44
No dash? I'd grab it, but barrel length really relegates it to a range or hunting gun only.

If you like it, get it. Not like you can't make your money back if you change your mind.

bac1023
02-12-2013, 10:47
Yes, it's a no dash :)

collim1
02-12-2013, 10:57
The 586/686 is one of my favorite smith revolvers. Especially the older ones with the hammer mounted firing pin and no lock.

I prefer the 4" duty sized guns, but that would be a fun range gun or deer/pig hunting gun.

bac1023
02-12-2013, 11:15
The 586/686 is one of my favorite smith revolvers. Especially the older ones with the hammer mounted firing pin and no lock.

I prefer the 4" duty sized guns, but that would be a fun range gun or deer/pig hunting gun.

Thanks

I do have a 4" 686-1.

clinttho
02-12-2013, 11:16
The long barrel gives it limited use. But, it would be really fun to shoot at the range or to hunt with. Also a great looking gun. At that price I'd grab it if I had the money and was looking for a new toy.


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bac1023
02-12-2013, 11:22
The long barrel gives it limited use. But, it would be really fun to shoot at the range or to hunt with. Also a great looking gun. At that price I'd grab it if I had the money and was looking for a new toy.


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True. I look at the collect-ability of it as well. Smith didn't produce nearly as many 8 3/8" 586s as they did 4 or 6" versions.

bac1023
02-12-2013, 11:23
Well guys, I told them to put it in the back for me.

I'll pick it up later this month.

bac1023
02-12-2013, 12:31
Why are you posting and not filing out paperwork on a 586? :supergrin:

:rofl:

I'll have it soon enough. :)

joecoastie
02-12-2013, 13:57
:rofl:

I'll have it soon enough. :)

:thumbsup:

Lazy R
02-12-2013, 16:06
Bought a 586 8 3/8" new in 1985. Fun and accurate. Like a dummy I sold it about 10 years ago. Shoulda kept it. Replaced it later with a 686-2 6" which is more balanced. But the blued wood target grip long barrel was elegant.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x87/stever660/Guns/ScannedImage-4.jpg

bac1023
02-12-2013, 16:22
Very nice

I wish I had a place like that to shoot. :cool:

got2hav1
02-12-2013, 18:09
Get it. 586 is a great gun and not as common as the 686. Long barreled 586s pretty uncommon. I just bought a 4" myself to replace the one I unexplainably traded. What an idiot I was.

bac1023
02-12-2013, 18:17
Get it. 586 is a great gun and not as common as the 686. Long barreled 586s pretty uncommon. I just bought a 4" myself to replace the one I unexplainably traded. What an idiot I was.

I've sold some guns years ago that I regret as well.

got2hav1
02-12-2013, 19:51
You got a good holster picked out so you can CC that one? LOL

bac1023
02-12-2013, 20:01
You got a good holster picked out so you can CC that one? LOL

:animlol:

dredglock
02-12-2013, 20:52
After my wife shot my 4" 586 she informed me that it was her favorite gun ever .
I sure do miss that gun but i am happy she has a pistol she feels totally confident
with.

Bruce M
02-12-2013, 21:18
Enjoy your 586. My guess is that it is probably about the rarest L frame and very collectible.


Very nice

I wish I had a place like that to shoot. :cool:

I agree. Ditto. Me too.

Wyoming
02-12-2013, 21:47
Very nice

I wish I had a place like that to shoot. :cool:

Come visit us. Drive east until you get to the Mountain Time Zone. There are enough GT'ers to feed and put you up for a night or two. We are hospitable type folks.:wavey:

I got South West Wyoming cover for you. I know that there must be people up in Montana and down in Colorado. The Dakota's too.

You will have to drive because trying to fly with as many guns that we want you to bring might scare the TSA people!:whistling:

Lazy R
02-12-2013, 23:00
Very nice

I wish I had a place like that to shoot. :cool:

Just pick a spot out in the scabrock, and start picking on rocks (BFR's we call them)

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x87/stever660/Guns/Tailgateshooting.jpg

Reach out and pick something off way out there. Yay!

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x87/stever660/Guns/Rattlesnakefromsouthwest.jpg

ca survivor
02-13-2013, 07:36
I have only seen 2.5" 4" and 6" barrels.

DFin
02-13-2013, 20:15
So did you get it yet or not?

bac1023
02-13-2013, 20:27
So did you get it yet or not?

I told them to put it in the back for me.

I'll have it soon :cool:

got2hav1
02-13-2013, 20:52
I have only seen 2.5" 4" and 6" barrels.

I would like to find a nice 2.5". That would be a cool 586!:supergrin:

bac1023
02-13-2013, 21:11
I have only seen 2.5" 4" and 6" barrels.

Yeah, the longer barrel is fairly rare, especially with the sihouette front sight.

I have a 4" 686, so I wanted something different if I was going to buy a 586.

CBennett
02-14-2013, 16:39
At my local shop right now

LNIB 8 3/8" 586 with the factory silhouette front sight. $675

These are fairly rare. Should I grab it?

...need some help from my fellow classic Smith fanatics!! Thanks

Yeah that would have almost been a "must have" IMO....When I got the Garand (and then I had $1500 to spend) if id have seen that id have gotten it on the spot to be honest. Thats a rather rare/uncommon gun with that barrel length and factory sight

bac1023
02-14-2013, 19:18
Yeah that would have almost been a "must have" IMO....When I got the Garand (and then I had $1500 to spend) if id have seen that id have gotten it on the spot to be honest. Thats a rather rare/uncommon gun with that barrel length and factory sight

Thanks

I'm looking forward to it :)

LoFlow
02-17-2013, 02:25
At my local shop right now

LNIB 8 3/8" 586 with the factory silhouette front sight. $675

These are fairly rare. Should I grab it?

...need some help from my fellow classic Smith fanatics!! Thanks

Something like this maybe. I've had it over 20 years. It usually only comes out to the range when I'm taking out a new shooter. It's just a ***** cat when loaded with 38's.

http://loflow.smugmug.com/Other/Guns/i-msWR3ZC/0/M/DSC01299-M.jpg

joecoastie
02-17-2013, 16:49
Something like this maybe. I've had it over 20 years. It usually only comes out to the range when I'm taking out a new shooter. It's just a ***** cat when loaded with 38's.

http://loflow.smugmug.com/Other/Guns/i-msWR3ZC/0/M/DSC01299-M.jpg

:drool:

Green Dragoon
02-17-2013, 16:59
Yeah, the longer barrel is fairly rare, especially with the sihouette front sight.

I have a 4" 686, so I wanted something different if I was going to buy a 586.

I had one of these back in the 80's Brian. I shot a lot of IHMSA. I shot the 586 in the "Field Pistol" category.

Congratulations on this....I think you'll love it.

I too have a 4" 686. It is my go-to gun to train new shooters on. I start them with a Ruger Mark II and progress them to the 686 with semi wadcutters....38's that is.

bac1023
02-17-2013, 17:51
Something like this maybe. I've had it over 20 years. It usually only comes out to the range when I'm taking out a new shooter. It's just a ***** cat when loaded with 38's.

http://loflow.smugmug.com/Other/Guns/i-msWR3ZC/0/M/DSC01299-M.jpg

Very nice

Mine will look the same, but with the silhouette front sight and original grips.

bac1023
03-25-2013, 16:42
I picked this baby up tonight. :cool:

Its beautiful. I'll have pics up tomorrow or Wednesday. :supergrin:

3rdgen40
03-25-2013, 17:19
Should I grab it?

Absolutely NOT ! Now...where is this shop exactly and do they ship ? :whistling:

bac1023
03-25-2013, 17:26
Absolutely NOT ! Now...where is this shop exactly and do they ship ? :whistling:

Too late, my friend.

...just picked it up tonight! :tongueout:

3rdgen40
03-25-2013, 18:17
Too late, my friend.

...just picked it up tonight! :tongueout:

Congrats bac ! Should be a sweet shooter.

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Golddog
03-25-2013, 18:31
I once owned virtually every 586 barrel length, including the silhouette and the standard 8-3/8" model. In addition to the 4" and 6", I had the 3", the Brazilian market 4-1/4" in .38 only, a 4" in factory glass bead finish, the 3" unfluted cylinder, the 3" ported L Comp. The only one I couldn't find was the 2-1/2" iteration.

Sold 'em all a few years back. Also had all the varieties of the 686, including the short underlug guns and the 5" and 7" models. Sold those, too, when I got out of revolvers.

bac1023
03-25-2013, 19:06
I once owned virtually every 586 barrel length, including the silhouette and the standard 8-3/8" model. In addition to the 4" and 6", I had the 3", the Brazilian market 4-1/4" in .38 only, a 4" in factory glass bead finish, the 3" unfluted cylinder, the 3" ported L Comp. The only one I couldn't find was the 2-1/2" iteration.

Sold 'em all a few years back. Also had all the varieties of the 686, including the short underlug guns and the 5" and 7" models. Sold those, too, when I got out of revolvers.

Very cool :cool:

glock2740
03-25-2013, 21:21
It's funny that you're looking at a 586. I have been eyeing a blued 586-3 4" myself. :cool:

nathanours
03-25-2013, 22:31
Very cool, I bet you could get pretty good groups at 50 yards with that thing. After shooting my new (to me) 686 I am hooked on the series. The blued 586 line are even prettier. If I could have only used mine as a range gun, I would have looked at a 586 I saw locally more seriously. Very nice.

mrt949
03-26-2013, 05:15
:needspics:

bac1023
03-26-2013, 05:51
It's funny that you're looking at a 586. I have been eyeing a blued 586-3 4" myself. :cool:

Its already bought, Joe :cool:

glock2740
03-26-2013, 07:44
Congrats Brian! :cool: She's a beauty.

bac1023
03-26-2013, 07:55
Congrats Brian! :cool: She's a beauty.

Thanks Joe

I should have pics up soon. It's in great shape. I'm sure it will be very accurate at the range. :)