SOLD FOR: $1235
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 586, The Distinguished Combat Magnum
Serial Number: AAJ8545
Year of Manufacture: 1981-1986
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 number above “MOD. 586”. 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 yoke and sides of the grip frame and yoke have inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 4” 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 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 little marks into the back edge of the left panel that is up against the backstrap. There are a few little marks into the finish and scuffs on the bottom faces. The front bottom corner of both panels has a little ding. There are some light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The stocks are in Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 94% of its metal finish. There is some discoloration on the front of the underlug, in the cylinder flutes, where the underlug and barrel meet, and on the back of the frame. There are some little freckles of discoloration on the sideplate. There are a few little marks through the finish, the most noticeable are on the trigger guard and bottom of the underlug. There is a light turn line on the cylinder. The screwheads are lightly used. 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: 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 pistol rates in Fine condition; it retains 94% of its blued finish, the bore is bright with sharp rifling and the action has very light play in full lockup. If you have a lever rifle in .38 or .357, this would be a great addition to the family; if you are looking for a proven defensive pistol that is used by professionals in combat revolver matches, this is also a smart choice. The 4″ barrel is a nice medium between a target revolver and a concealed carry revolver allowing for precision while also remaining handy. This revolver would be a great addition to a Smith & Wesson collection, barbecue gun, or a target or defensive revolver. Please see our photos and good luck!