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Old April 24, 2018, 09:10 PM   #1
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586 L-comp finish question

I just took possession of a 586 L-comp and have a question about the finish. The S&W website refers to it as "blued" but it doesn't look like any blue I'm familiar with. It looks more like a satin black, almost like powdercoat but dimensionally thinner. What is it?

I bought it used and it has several non-standard curiosities.
#1 - The front sight has been changed to a SDM gold bead. Given the online criticisms of the invisible nightsight vial, I'm not surprised.
#2 - The stocks were Altamont rosewood but in the small round-butt configuration, not the oversized grips I see everywhere else. I've already replaced them with the correct Hogue bantam grips.
#3 - Tyler T grip. Didn't fit very well and was replaced with Hogues already mentioned.

The price was right so I went ahead and bought it, knowing that nothing was irreversible and I've got a set of Meprolight sights on the way. I'll post up a pic when I get the new sights on. FWIW - the smudges wiped off with an oily rag.
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Old April 26, 2018, 03:36 AM   #2
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Looks like matte bluing to me.
How's the trigger?
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Old April 26, 2018, 09:31 AM   #3
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Mine is matte blue.
The front "night" sight tiny dot is useless. I painted the ramp red.
Mine has an outstanding trigger.
I find it to be very accurate even at 25yds. offhand.
Mine came new with two sets of grips. One the rosewood you mentioned and the other a set of Hogue rubber. Both in the same box.
It would be quite possible the last revolver I would want to part with.

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Old April 26, 2018, 02:59 PM   #4
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Sweet
I have a new production 586 Classic w/ 4" barrel.
Really enjoy that revolver
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Old April 26, 2018, 08:00 PM   #5
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Trigger is great. I've only shot a little with it so far, and not enough to really judge accuracy. I'll see what I can do with it and post a range report soon.
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Old April 27, 2018, 01:37 AM   #6
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Mine is matte black.

It has a smooth trigger to me. One of my favorite 357 Magnums. Recoil is minimal.




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Old April 28, 2018, 06:10 PM   #7
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As promised, here is a picture with the new sights installed. Still haven't had a chance to sight it in.
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Old April 28, 2018, 06:11 PM   #8
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Much better...
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