Smith & Wesson S&W Model 586 .357 Magnum 6″ Revolver

SOLD FOR: $810

WOA#: WY240311PC007

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 586

Serial Number: AAA1729

Year of Manufacture: 1980

Caliber: .357 Magnum & .38 Special

Action Type: 6-Shot, Double Action / Single Action Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder Revolver

Markings:  The right side of the barrel is marked “S.&W. .357 MAGNUM”, the left is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model number. The right side of the frame is marked with the four-line Marcas Registradas, the left is marked with the S&W trademark logo. The butt is marked with the serial number. The sides of the grip frame and yoke have inspection marks. The interior of the right grip panel is marked “2 81”.

Barrel Length: 6” with Full Underlug & Solid Rib

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a serrated ramp with red insert. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched leaf in a base that is micrometer-click adjustable for windage and elevation.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The grips are checkered Goncalo Alves target stocks with S&W medallions and a speedloader cut.  The checkering is crisp with mostly sharp peaks throughout. There are no chips or cracks. The grips are in Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is strong.  There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is some thinning on the barrel and rib on the leading edges. The leading edges of the frame and cylinder also have some light thinning. There is a faint light turn line intermittent through the finish on the cylinder. The screwheads are sharp.  The markings are clear.  Overall, this handgun rates in Fine+ condition.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly.  There is light play on the chambers in full lockup. The double-action trigger pull is smooth with a crisp single-action break. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  Black leather holster

Our Assessment:  The Smith & Wesson Model 586 with a 6-inch barrel made for precision shooting. Chambered in the versatile .357 Magnum, this revolver offers the dual advantages of robust stopping power and ammunition flexibility, as it is also capable of firing .38 Special rounds.

The 6-inch barrel provides an extended sight radius, further contributing to the gun’s accuracy. The longer barrel, combined with the full-underlug design, adds weight to the muzzle, aiding in recoil management and providing a balanced shooting experience.

In summary, the Smith & Wesson 586 6-inch with the four-position silhouette competition front sight is a pinnacle example of a Workhorse of an officer’s sidearm revolver. If you appreciate a finely-tuned, highly accurate revolver, this original 586 offers an exceptional blend of precision, versatility, and classic design. -K.F

Smith & Wesson S&W Model 586 .357 Magnum 6" Revolver
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 586 .357 Magnum 6″ Revolver