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Something from the 80s

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by got2hav1, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. got2hav1

    got2hav1

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    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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  2. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    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.
     
  3. Ruggles

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    Awesome, I like the 586 over the 686, blue and revolvers just fits :)
     
  4. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    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.
     
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  5. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    Very, very nice!!!!!!

    Clean. Classic lines.

    And no freakin' lock!!!!!!!!!! :thumbsup:
     
  6. SJ 40

    SJ 40

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    That is a Classic,very Purdy,Congrats ! SJ 40
     
  7. bac1023

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    Beautiful!

    I've got an 8 3/8" 586 on the way soon. :supergrin:
     
  8. got2hav1

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    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.
     
  9. got2hav1

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    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:
     
  10. got2hav1

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    Thanks for looking, I'm looking forward to seeing that long barrel. :supergrin:
     
  11. got2hav1

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    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:
     
  12. Pier23

    Pier23 Silver Member

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    Please excuse my ignorance, but kow does this one differ from a Model 28 Highway Patrolman?
     
  13. bac1023

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    Thanks

    Me too ;)
     
  14. got2hav1

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    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:
     
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  15. bac1023

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    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.
     
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  16. got2hav1

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    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: