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Big Greg
January 26, 2011, 02:54 AM
I recently bought a s@w 586 off a friend its in beautiful shape and shoots extremely well. The problem is he put a scope on it and apparently lost the rear sight. A couple of my good gun buddies mentioned that were it is older (no dash model) the sights may not fit it and may require a trip to the gun smith. Does any know for sure?

Jim Watson
January 26, 2011, 10:11 AM
Brownells lists new style and old style sights in several different heights.
Maybe they could help you pick a replacement.
Be prepared to tell them if the cut for the leaf is rounded on the front end or not and be ready to measure the screw location.
(641)623-5401

Maybe S&W would.
http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Category4_750001_750051_757826_-1_757814_757812_image

Big Greg
January 26, 2011, 11:25 AM
Tux you very much but how do I tell if the cut for the leaf is round or not?

spacecoast
January 26, 2011, 11:45 AM
Just look at it. This one has a square cut (at the front of the sight). It's probably the same as this no-dash 586. See picture 5...

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=212127050

http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/212127000/212127050/pix809434232.jpg

Big Greg
January 31, 2011, 01:55 PM
Hey guys I have ran into a problem. I called s@w and apparently my revolver( made in 1983) apparetly does not have a sight assembly for it made anymore. From what he told me they changed the sights in 94 and that he knew of no way to get a back site for it. I called acouple companies that buy old firearms and strip parts for sale and none have them. Please does anyone know of a affordable answer to my. Problem or am I screwed.

Scorch
January 31, 2011, 02:35 PM
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=308690&catid=10075

Dfariswheel
January 31, 2011, 07:25 PM
Brownell's carry new S&W old style rear sights.
You might want to call or email and talk to the Tech guys to make sure you get the right height blade for your specific gun.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=0/sid=557/schematicsdetail/L_Frame_686