Smith & Wesson S&W Model 586-3 .357 Mag 6″ Nickel DA/SA Revolver 1988

SOLD FOR: $1025

LSB#: 210612DM15

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 586-3, The Distinguished Combat Magnum

Serial Number: BBF1418

Year of Manufacture: 1988

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 rear face of the cylinder is marked “N”. The sides of the grip frame and yoke have inspection marks. The inside of the right grip panel is marked “SEP. 18. 1988”.

Barrel Length: 6” with Full Underlug & Solid Rib

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade with an orange plastic insert pinned to a rise in the solid rib. The rear sight is a flat top, white outlined, 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 a speedloader cut and S&W medallions. There are a couple of light compressions, mostly along the back of the left panel. There are a few light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The stocks are in Fine Plus overall condition.

Type of Finish: Nickel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but there are a couple of little marks on one of the lands.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some little swirl marks and light draglines from use and storage. There are some light handling marks. There is a thin turn line on the cylinder that has thinned the finish. The screwheads are lightly used. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is very 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: None

Our Assessment: As the name implies, the Distinguished Combat Magnum is a remarkable piece of machinery that is tough enough for any application. This revolver rates in Excellent condition, the bore is bright with sharp rifling and the action has only some light play in full lockup. This 6″ revolver may not be the best choice for concealed carry, but would make a fine target revolver, hunting sidearm or even home defense revolver and will certainly make a fine addition to a Smith & Wesson collection in its high condition. Please see our photos and good luck!

Smith & Wesson S&W Model 586-3 .357 Mag 6" Nickel DA/SA Revolver 1988
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 586-3 .357 Mag 6″ Nickel DA/SA Revolver 1988