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got2hav1
02-19-2013, 19:01
I just brought home my new to me 586 no dash S&W. It is a 4" barrel and target stocks, trigger, and hammer. I love the figure in the wood and how dark it is. It is in really good shape with a turn line being the only blemish I could find so far. This is the replacement for one I traded away last year. I regretted it immediately, even called and tried to buy it back. No dice. It is a 1983 model. How do you like it! Thanks to FT for the sale.

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joecoastie
02-19-2013, 19:19
Very Nice!

collim1
02-19-2013, 19:24
Very nice, I love the 586/686 revolvers. They were probably the best revolver duty guns out there before the semi's took over. Heavy, but well balanced and soaked up the recoil of even the stoutest .357mag duty loads.

Ruggles
02-19-2013, 19:29
Awesome, I like the 586 over the 686, blue and revolvers just fits :)

WiskyT
02-19-2013, 19:33
They had some type of recall on the L frames of that era. They're great guns and that one looks like a beauty. Someone will know the details of the recall if it hasn't already been performed on yours.

byf43
02-19-2013, 19:35
Very, very nice!!!!!!

Clean. Classic lines.

And no freakin' lock!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:

SJ 40
02-19-2013, 19:45
That is a Classic,very Purdy,Congrats ! SJ 40

bac1023
02-19-2013, 20:14
Beautiful!

I've got an 8 3/8" 586 on the way soon. :supergrin:

got2hav1
02-19-2013, 20:28
They had some type of recoil on the L frames of that era. They're great guns and that one looks like a beauty. Someone will know the details of the recall if it hasn't already been performed on yours.

Yes, this one has been back to the factory for the recall. The factory would stamp "M" on the frame after the fix was done. This one has it. The first one I had did not.

got2hav1
02-19-2013, 20:30
Very, very nice!!!!!!

Clean. Classic lines.

And no freakin' lock!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:

Classic Smith for sure. The seller acquired this one as a replacement for one he let get away also. He told me it came from a collector friend of his who passed away and the widow called him to buy the collection. The seller answered a WTB add from me. :supergrin:

got2hav1
02-19-2013, 20:31
Beautiful!

I've got an 8 3/8" 586 on the way soon. :supergrin:

Thanks for looking, I'm looking forward to seeing that long barrel. :supergrin:

got2hav1
02-19-2013, 20:34
Very nice, I love the 586/686 revolvers. They were probably the best revolver duty guns out there before the semi's took over. Heavy, but well balanced and soaked up the recoil of even the stoutest .357mag duty loads.

Thanks, I look forward to shooting it. It feels like a nice trigger. I don't usually shoot Smiths as well as I do my Colts (something about the target grips don't fit me well) but I like my chances with this one. :cool:

HKLovingIT
02-19-2013, 20:38
Looks sharp man. :wavey:

Pier23
02-19-2013, 20:40
Please excuse my ignorance, but kow does this one differ from a Model 28 Highway Patrolman?

bac1023
02-19-2013, 20:49
Thanks for looking, I'm looking forward to seeing that long barrel. :supergrin:

Thanks

Me too ;)

got2hav1
02-19-2013, 21:02
Please excuse my ignorance, but kow does this one differ from a Model 28 Highway Patrolman?

The HP model 28 was an earlier Smith closely related to the Model 27 with a more matted finish and no checkered top strap. The Model 27 was closely related to the Registered Magnums which are regarded as one of the best ever made. Both the 27 and the 28 were made on the "N" frame while the 586 was and "L" frame . The "L" frame was a mid size frame between the "K" ( think Model 10,15, and 19 among many others) and the "N" frame. So I guess the biggest difference would be the physical size of the frame ( the 28 being larger of the two) and the Model 28 has a partial shroud or lug under the barrel, whereas the 586 has a full shroud or lug under the barrel.
Have I totally confused you yet? Check out the S&W forum where all the experts hang out. You will learn all about Smiths there. :supergrin:

bac1023
02-19-2013, 21:04
Please excuse my ignorance, but kow does this one differ from a Model 28 Highway Patrolman?

The 28 is the "duty" version of the 27.

It doesn't have the checkering or nice blued finish. The 27 was always Smith's flagship revolver.

The 586 doesn't use the same frame as the 28. It's the smaller "L" frame.

got2hav1
02-19-2013, 21:09
The 28 is the "duty" version of the 27.

It doesn't have the checkering or nice blued finish. The 27 was always Smith's flagship revolver.

The 586 doesn't use the same frame as the 28. It's the smaller "L" frame.

Right you are. By the way I have a lead on a 3.5" "pre" Model 27 1955 time period. I should know something shortly on it. I have desired one of these for years now!:cool:

Glock40man
02-20-2013, 00:16
Very sweet!:cool:

skeeter7
02-20-2013, 00:23
Congrats! :thumbsup:

steve1911
02-20-2013, 00:39
Very nice.

Congrats!


1911club#410

bac1023
02-20-2013, 04:04
Right you are. By the way I have a lead on a 3.5" "pre" Model 27 1955 time period. I should know something shortly on it. I have desired one of these for years now!:cool:

Awesome!

I have a pre model 14, but would love an old 5-screw N-frame.

Line Rider
02-20-2013, 05:43
Very nice. As Clint Smith said "Wheel guns are real guns."

bac1023
02-20-2013, 06:05
Very nice. As Clint Smith said "Wheel guns are real guns."

They certainly are.

Bruce M
02-20-2013, 08:11
Right you are. By the way I have a lead on a 3.5" "pre" Model 27 1955 time period. I should know something shortly on it. I have desired one of these for years now!:cool:


Your new L frame is nice but I would bet that you would like the three and a half inch N frame even more.

got2hav1
02-20-2013, 16:43
Your new L frame is nice but I would bet that you would like the three and a half inch N frame even more.

We will see. The seller accepted my offer on the Pre 27 5 screw. :dancingbanana:

I will be posting up some pictures in about a week if all goes smoothly.

zippo
02-20-2013, 19:14
very nice,

pennlineman
02-20-2013, 19:44
Congrats on the new 586! The L frame S&W's are hard to beat. That 3.5" pre 27 will be a prize if you can manage to secure it. Good luck in your pursuit!

bac1023
02-20-2013, 20:26
We will see. The seller accepted my offer on the Pre 27 5 screw. :dancingbanana:

I will be posting up some pictures in about a week if all goes smoothly.

Awesome

I can't wait to see the pics! :cool:

got2hav1
02-20-2013, 21:03
Awesome

I can't wait to see the pics! :cool:

It's a shooter grade now, so don't get too excited. :supergrin:

got2hav1
02-22-2013, 17:11
Update: On the Model 27 I bought. I un bought it today. I was discussing the gun with a friend on another forum, when he questioned the finish on the sideplate and grip frame. It just didn't seem shiney enough for a Model 27 in his opinion. He is pretty knowledgable on all things S&W. The seller took the gun to some local S&W experts and was told that something definately was wrong with the back half of the gun. Keep in mind that the photos were not very good and it was hard to tell if it was refinished or just treated poorly. And it was advertised as a shooter. I don't mind normal finish wear on a shooter, but pitting , and a bad refinish, was going to bother me and cost more to correct than I wanted. The seller was upfront with me and did not want either of us wasting money shipping a gun back and forth. So he allowed me to back out of the deal. Which I did. So I am back on the hunt again for a S&W Model 27 with 3.5" barrel. Anybody have one for sale?

Revvv
02-22-2013, 17:28
Beautiful gun, but what is the pencil for?

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got2hav1
02-22-2013, 19:15
Beautiful gun, but what is the pencil for?

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To hold the gun upright while being photographed. :supergrin:

Revvv
02-22-2013, 19:53
To hold the gun upright while being photographed. :supergrin:

Lesson learned.

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ezthumper
02-22-2013, 20:09
Here is my 586, my baby.

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n597/ezthumper01/DSCF8896_zpsf4107f87.jpg

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n597/ezthumper01/DSCF8898_zps675307f6.jpg

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n597/ezthumper01/DSCF8900_zpsb483e94a.jpg

It does not sit in the case, I just used it as a prop, so I wont scratch it. My wife thought I was protective her granite...pff who cares about the granite.

I have it locked up in my safe along with other weapons, in a pistol rack, ready to go.

Pier23
02-22-2013, 20:11
The HP model 28 was an earlier Smith closely related to the Model 27 with a more matted finish and no checkered top strap. The Model 27 was closely related to the Registered Magnums which are regarded as one of the best ever made. Both the 27 and the 28 were made on the "N" frame while the 586 was and "L" frame . The "L" frame was a mid size frame between the "K" ( think Model 10,15, and 19 among many others) and the "N" frame. So I guess the biggest difference would be the physical size of the frame ( the 28 being larger of the two) and the Model 28 has a partial shroud or lug under the barrel, whereas the 586 has a full shroud or lug under the barrel.
Have I totally confused you yet? Check out the S&W forum where all the experts hang out. You will learn all about Smiths there. :supergrin:

Actualy, no, you answered very well, thank you. i have a Mod 28 HP, my first handgun, and really couldn't tell the difference.

bac1023
02-22-2013, 21:37
Here is my 586, my baby.

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n597/ezthumper01/DSCF8896_zpsf4107f87.jpg

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n597/ezthumper01/DSCF8898_zps675307f6.jpg

http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n597/ezthumper01/DSCF8900_zpsb483e94a.jpg

It does not sit in the case, I just used it as a prop, so I wont scratch it. My wife thought I was protective her granite...pff who cares about the granite.

I have it locked up in my safe along with other weapons, in a pistol rack, ready to go.

Beautiful!

bac1023
02-22-2013, 21:38
Actualy, no, you answered very well, thank you. i have a Mod 28 HP, my first handgun, and really couldn't tell the difference.

If you put them side by side, you would see the 28's frame is a good deal larger.