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S & W Pistol Value

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Scottk, Aug 31, 2011.

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  1. Scottk

    Scottk TS Member

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    I have a S&W 586 in the original box. A friend of mine bought in new about 20 years ago and did not shoot it. He must have spun the cylinder because there is a faint line on it. I had just put it away but now want to shoot it. How much will it affect the gun value fired vs. unfired.
    Thanks,
    Scott
     
  2. GW22

    GW22 Active Member

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    Scott:

    If there's a line on the cylinder you might as well go ahead and shoot it. There's no affect on value becaue, as far as any buyer is concerned, it's already been fired. A 20 year-old S&W is not a collector item anyway, it's just a shooter with a lot of life left in it.

    Have fun.

    -Gary
     
  3. magnumshot

    magnumshot Active Member

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    There's a lot of these on the market. Shoot it if you like. The value won't change. Try simple 38 special's, they're fun.
     
  4. Mike Battista

    Mike Battista Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Scott,
    This taken from the Blue Book.

    MODEL 586 (DISTINGUISHED COMBAT MAGNUM) Add to Collection
    - .357 Mag. cal., L-Frame, 4, 6, or 8 3/8 (disc. 1991) in. barrel, adj. rear sight, blue or nickel (disc. 1991) finish. Disc. 1999.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    $650 $550 $450 $375 $300 $250 $200
    Last MSR was $494.
    Add 5%-10% for nickel finish (disc.).
    Add $4 for white outline rear sight (disc. 1994).
    Add $5 for 6 in. barrel.
    Add $22 for 8 3/8 in. barrel (disc. 1991).
    Add $35 for adj. front sight - disc. 1991 (6 in. barrel only, new 1986).
    There have been 7 engineering changes to this model.

    Mike Battista
     
  5. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    Mike, my 3 inch must be rare indeed if it's not listed in the Blue Book, what ya think?


    GneJ
     
  6. sliverbulletexpress

    sliverbulletexpress TS Member

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    Hippie are you bragging or complaining? LOL I just couldn't help it I apologize.
     
  7. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    Neither really, just wondered why it wasn't listed.
     
  8. tcr1146

    tcr1146 Well-Known Member

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    Right over his head bullet! Tom Rhoads
     
  9. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    The Blue Book isn't all-inclusive. For that, you have to refer to The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, which tells me that there were three 3" 586 variations.

    Product #103495 is described as having a Red Ramp front sight and was an "RSR Special" - I can only assume they were special-ordered by a distributor known as "RSR" - all were made in 1996.

    Product #103567 is described as having a Target Trigger and unfluted cylinder; no production year is given but I can interpolate the serial number for you.

    Product #170170 is described as being a ported L-comp version made for Camfour Distributors in 2000.

    If you look at the box's end label, it will have that six-digit code on it.

    Smith & Wesson experienced a huge computer failure in the mid-90s that caused the loss of all their prior production records. But you might want to contact them with the serial number - if it's in the range of the guns they have records for, they will send you a letter detailing your gun's history for a fee.

    Ed
     
  10. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    silverbullet and Tom, I'm trying to behave.

    ed, none of the descriptions fit the one I have, it has a redramp sight, target trigger and hammer, fluted cylinder witn no comp. it's just a carry gun to me, nuthin special.


    GneJ
     
  11. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    What is the gun's product code?

    Ed
     
  12. RickN

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    If we have to call a clip a magazine, we should call a revolver a revolver and a pistol a pistol.
     
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