Smith & Wesson Performance Center 586-7 L-Comp 170170 .357 Mag 3″ Revolver

Sold for $1075

Make: Smith & Wesson Performance Center

Model: 586-7 L-Comp, No. 170170

Serial Number: DNX0866

Year of Manufacture: 2017-2022

Caliber: .357 Magnum & .38 Special

Action Type: 7-Shot, Single And Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder

Markings: The yoke cut is marked “DNX0866 / 586-7”. The butt of the grip frame is marked “DNX0866”. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The left side of the frame is marked with the S&W Performance Center monogram logo. The right side of the frame is marked with the four-line marcas registradas. The right side of the barrel is marked “S.&W. 357 MAGNUM”, the left side is marked “SMITH & WESSON”.

Barrel Length: 3? with Integral Compensator

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade with a tritium insert, it is pinned to a rise in the barrel rib. The rear sight is a fully adjustable square notch micrometer sight screwed to the topstrap. The topstrap is drilled and tapped under the rear sight base. The front sight insert produces a strong glow.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered Altamont rosewood grips with finger grooves. There are some draglines and light handling marks. There are a couple of tiny hairline scratches on the bottom faces. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Matte Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but one of the lands have a couple tool marks.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few tiny marks. There are a couple rubs and light handling wear. The most noticeable defect is a small ding at the rear of one of the cylinder flutes. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double-action trigger is smooth and the single action is crisp. The cylinder lockup has light side-to-side play on all chambers. 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. The revolver is built on Smith & Wesson’s L-Frame which was introduced in 1980. While the .357 Magnum had been in use for a number of years, police officers did not like the weight of the heavy N-Framed models and while the K-Frame was the standard for defensive revolvers, it was realized that problems with the forcing cone arose after high round count. The solution to the problem was the L-Frame, with input from S&W Historian Roy Jinks the new frame was born. The L-Frame was basically K-Frame that was beefed up just a bit allowing for a larger forcing cone and cylinder window, but retained the same grip frame. In 1980 the L-Frame models were introduced and were instantly recognizable by their full underlug. The 586 was well received by law enforcement and sport shooters alike and was produced for 19 years until 1999 when it was discontinued. It has since been brought back into production and This example is the Performance Center 586 L-Comp with a 3” ported barrel, round butt grip frame, and a matte black finish. With its 7-round capacity, Performance Center tuned action, and ported barrel to reduce recoil, this would be a great carry gun. The gun is in Excellent condition with a few scattered light marks, a great bore, and strong mechanics. If you’re a Smith collector or just want a powerful revolver for your outdoor adventures, this is a great gun to pick up.