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Smith&wesson 586-8 6"barrel 357magnum

Discussion in 'Shoot Information, EVENTS, Clinics & Results' started by illtrap1, Jul 15, 2012.

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  1. illtrap1

    illtrap1 Member

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    Can any body tell me what a Smith&Wesson 586-8 357magnum 6"barrel new in box,is worth they came out in 2012?
     
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    Selling for about $700 NIB in the gunshops. They've been around a little longer than that.
     
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    Dash 8 is new.
     
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    Unfortunately, to S&W enthusiasts, the newer they are, the less they're worth. Cast parts instead of forged, two-piece barrels, ENORMOUS rollmarking on the barrels and of course the dreaded internal lock with its "Hillary Hole," reshaped (read: ugly) frame lines and pretty little red flag that sticks up from a slot in that already ugly frame's hammer opening.

    They are still very high quality, accurate guns but they just aren't as nice as the older ones. In the L-frames, it is generally accepted that the fourth engineering change (586/686-4 guns) are the most desirable.

    But if you aren't into what S&Ws used to be and just want a nice shooter, the new ones are just fine.

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    How much is a 586 6" BLUE TS worth 99% with box?
     
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    That depends upon the dash number but a very nice used 6" 586 ought to bring $500 to $575 IF it is a -4 or older; right now, with a 4" barrel, it might do $50 more as that barrel length is experiencing a popularity surge. A truly new-in-box one could bring as much as $650.

    If the gun is a -5 or newer, values are all over the place depending upon how knowledgeable about S&Ws the bidders are. The newer ones are not necessarily bad but the older ones were finished nicer and don't have any internal locks.

    To me, the no-dash through -3 guns are more desirable as I prefer the square-butt grip frame. S&W made some very pretty figured wood stocks for those guns while their round-butt (-4 and newer) stocks are either rubber or laminated wood. There also are some assembly issues with the newer ones - canted barrels are especially common. Look through the sights carefully and look at the alignment of the anti-glare grooving on the top of the frame and barrel to make sure the barrel is installed correctly. A lot of them on the newer guns are overtightened.

    Basically, it comes down to your intentions. If you just want a great L-frame shooter, the dash number is meaningless. If you want something that will appreciate in value faster, buy a -4 or older.

    Ed
     
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