Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 586-4 The Distinguished Combat Magnum Round Butt, L-Frame.
Serial Number: BSA2926
Year of Manufacture: 1993-1999 (Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 3rd Version, Page 248-249)
Caliber: .357 Magnum & .38 Special
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double Action / Single Action DA / SA, Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder Revolver.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right is marked “S.&W. .357 MAGNUM”, the yoke is marked “019”, 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 side of the frame is marked with the S&W trademark logo. The butt is marked with the serial number, the left side of the grip frame is marked “B2 / B10805”, the right is marked “22485 / 019″. The grip is marked “MONOGRIP / HOGUE” with patent numbers.
Barrel Length: 3” with Full Underlug & Solid Rib
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp pinned to a rise in the serrated top section of the barrel. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched leaf in a base that is micro-click adjustable for windage and elevation, slotted onto the drilled and tapped top strap and secured with two screws.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are a one piece Hogue brand rubber stock that has pebbling on the sides and finger grooves on the wrap-around front strap portion and exposes the serrated back strap of the grip frame. The stock has no notable damages with only minor handling marks in the smoth border areas. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Polished & Matte Blued, with Case Colored Semi-Target Hammer & Smooth Trigger
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 99% of its metal finish. The cylinder has a light turn-line which has only broken the finish on the edges of the cylinder-stop notches. The screw heads, ejector rod knurling, thumbpiece and hammer checkering and backstrap serrations are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There is very light play in the chambers in full lockup with no perceptible play front-to-rear; the cylinder timing is correct. 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: This revolver comes in a blue one-piece cardboard box with matching end-label, an assortment of factory paperwork including owner’s manual, wax paper and plastic trigger indexing plug. The box has light wear on edges and corners and scuffing on the bottom face from storage. The box is in about Fine condition.
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 Excellent condition; the bore is bright with sharp rifling and the action has very light play in full lockup. The rubber Hogue grips will provide control with hot .357 Magnum rounds and a steady grip for accurately placed .38 Special at the range. If you have a lever rifle, 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. If you’re a collector, the 3″ configuration is likely the least common for this model and given the obvious intent of the 3″ being a carry gun, it’s unlikely you’ll find another in this high condition. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.