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Old July 6, 2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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Smith and Wesson 586-3 good buy???

Do you think a Smith and Wesson 586-3 in about 90% is worth $340.00. That would be a 6" barrel.
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Old July 6, 2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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Not a big fan of the 6" but that's a real good price if it checks out.
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Old July 6, 2012, 08:36 PM   #3
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Old July 7, 2012, 11:21 PM   #4
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It's a great price on a fine revolver.
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Old July 8, 2012, 01:39 AM   #5
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My grandfather bought a 586 brand new in the 80s for $375, so if it checks out, Id say thats a pretty good price
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Old July 8, 2012, 05:28 AM   #6
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good price....6" is a real mans 357 too
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Old July 8, 2012, 10:23 AM   #7
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I'd buy all the $340 586's I could get my hands on.
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Old July 8, 2012, 10:54 AM   #8
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I'd buy all the $340 586's I could get my hands on.
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Old July 8, 2012, 02:26 PM   #9
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Thanks for all of your input. Just bought it, cleaned it up and the bluing looks like black glass, what a piece of art. It is a precision made firearm. I even hate to shoot it. There is just something about a twenty year old Smith and Wesson, they were made almost to perfection.
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Old July 9, 2012, 10:36 AM   #10
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Let us know how it shoots.

Don't let the pretty face fool you. My 4" 586-3, bought new about 16 years ago, is very inaccurate. Shoots patterns at 25 yds. It's about to go on its second (or third?) trip back to S&W. Would've been long gone if it wasn't so nice looking....oh, and the great trigger; can't overlook that.

Hope yours does better.
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Old July 9, 2012, 02:35 PM   #11
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Old July 11, 2012, 01:01 PM   #12
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I've expressed my opinion about the Model 586 elsewhere on this forum. You got a good deal. As far as I'm concerned, the 586 is the ultimate DA .357 Magnum revolver. I'll pick it anytime over the vaunted Model 27 or the Python.

And, for cryin' out loud, shoot the thing! That's what its made for. As to marring the finish, look at the photos of mine I posted, they've had over 5,000 rounds fired through them.

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Old July 24, 2012, 08:24 PM   #13
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This revolver is like driving a Cadillac. I cannot believe how smooth this gun shoots. Plus the accuracy is awesome. The recoil is very little. I am glad I made the investment. It shoots as well if not better than my 1911s.
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Old July 24, 2012, 08:41 PM   #14
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Ya they're nice. Saying that they're better than other S&Ws is a matter of taste, but I know I like mine. For $340, you did great.

Here is my 586 no dash 4in nickel. Somewhat an uncommon variation

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Old July 24, 2012, 10:17 PM   #15
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At 92% it might be worth it...maybe...just maybe. At 90%....Not a penny over $337.50.
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Old July 25, 2012, 05:10 PM   #16
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Buy it! Unless it has some undisclosed issue it is a steal. You can shoot the snot out of it and always get your money out of it unless you let it rust or blow it up!
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Old July 25, 2012, 06:20 PM   #17
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Congrats Ed, you made a fine purchase at what seems like a very good price. Shoot it and enjoy.
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Old August 25, 2013, 08:30 PM   #18
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Looking for these handles with medallions

Does anyone know where i can get a pair of the white grips on the Smith and Wesson pictured above??
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Old August 26, 2013, 06:38 AM   #19
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I don't like the double-barreled shotgun look at the 586/686 at all, but for that price I'd be very hard pressed not to bite.

A 4" and I'd definitely bite.
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Old August 26, 2013, 08:12 AM   #20
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Yes... Joy to shoot... Here's mine for reference:

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Old August 26, 2013, 09:01 PM   #21
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In December of 1992, I bought that revolver from a sporting goods store for $320. For another $30, I got a Hogue rubber monogrip, a pair of HKS speedloaders, and a box of .38+P Federal Hydroshoks for defensive use in jy apartment. That gun was retired from defense duty for autos down the road, but it resides in my safe for range trips and love of the piece. Enjoy yours as much as I do.
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Old August 28, 2013, 01:10 AM   #22
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Unless it's abused or has issues, that's a smokin price.
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Old August 29, 2013, 07:36 AM   #23
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Here is my 586 no dash that I paid 400.00 for in 1984 NIB

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Old August 31, 2013, 10:15 AM   #24
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At 92% it might be worth it...maybe...just maybe. At 90%....Not a penny over $337.50.
I sure would love to know where a 586 can be found in even deplorable condition for $337.50. In my locale, at that price I'd expect it to have only 70% of the finish, pitting, some surface rust and timing and play issues in the cylinder.

I haven't seen a 90% S&W 586 for under $500 since I started paying attention to them in 2006. So judging by my local market, the OP got an unbelievably good deal at $340, assuming the gun is mechanically sound.
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Old August 31, 2013, 02:44 PM   #25
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I sure would love to know where a 586 can be found in even deplorable condition for $337.50. In my locale, at that price I'd expect it to have only 70% of the finish, pitting, some surface rust and timing and play issues in the cylinder.
While I agree with you, I'm "90%" sure that poster warningshot was kidding. I think he was making a tongue in cheek reference to how some people will either use either a price guide as a bible OR who come up with their own value system, based on personal values or opinions, totally devoid of the real world market for such a gun. The REAL WORLD MARKET establishes values, not some price guide book and not ignorance.

Offering a realistic value for a gun can be hard. I usually mention the internet value, because it ties all of us together. Often I think people misquote prices on forums such as this one, and I think warningshot was making a joke of those people, although perhaps I am wrong. The clues were he said "92%" instead of 95%, when usually condition is rated in multiples of 5% and because he quoted a value of $337.50, when any price guide or realistic appraisal offers a whole number dollar, often the nearest $10. He also said "maybe...just maybe" showing he is unsure of himself, which many people are who guess values for others online.
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