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Posted: 12/19/2014 4:13:22 PM EST
They still made nice revolvers in the mid 90's. Prices were much better as well. We paid $339.19 out the door for my wifes 586.



Hasnt been shot in the last 15-years or so. Just pulled it out of the back of the safe to put a few drops of oil on it.
Link Posted: 12/19/2014 4:51:30 PM EST
Nice!
Link Posted: 12/19/2014 5:33:14 PM EST
The first hog I ever killed was with a 4" 586. Man they are sweet shooting guns.

That one is a beauty.
Link Posted: 12/19/2014 5:52:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/19/2014 5:52:52 PM EST by TSR2922]
That is beautiful. 339.19 OTD. Bought my first 686 in 1992 and that was about what I paid. Oh the good ole days!
Link Posted: 12/19/2014 8:46:44 PM EST
Love it, made me go pull mine out with his little brothers 66 & 60

Link Posted: 12/29/2014 3:02:22 PM EST
Originally Posted By StevenH:
They still made nice revolvers in the mid 90's. Prices were much better as well. We paid $339.19 out the door for my wifes 586.

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh14/StevenH_2008/Guns/586003_zps099bdeac.jpg

Hasnt been shot in the last 15-years or so. Just pulled it out of the back of the safe to put a few drops of oil on it.
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I always thought the 586 was the perfect revolver......nice gun
Link Posted: 12/29/2014 6:41:36 PM EST
I paid $327 for the M65 I gave Dad back in the same time period. Unfortunately I got it back last year. I expect I could double my money at least these days.


Link Posted: 12/29/2014 6:49:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/29/2014 6:50:07 PM EST by Miami_JBT]
Gorgeous pieces there.... I miss the Smith & Wesson of old... the modern company doesn't capture my attention. I don't care about their 1911s, ARs, M&P, or their current batch of revolvers.

I miss the 3rd Gen Series, Performance Center Guns, no lock Revolvers, and even their 1st Gen Sigmas. It was a great time with them dueling it out with Ruger, Colt, Beretta, Glock, Sig, and HK.


I miss this.... a 4006 and a 342.
Link Posted: 12/29/2014 6:54:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Gorgeous pieces there.... I miss the Smith & Wesson of old... the modern company doesn't capture my attention. I don't care about their 1911s, ARs, M&P, or their current batch of revolvers.

I miss the 3rd Gen Series, Performance Center Guns, no lock Revolvers, and even their 1st Gen Sigmas. It was a great time with them dueling it out with Ruger, Colt, Beretta, Glock, Sig, and HK.

http://i.imgur.com/5m0VNMk.jpg

I miss this.... a 4006 and a 342.
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Wife has a 3913 and a 4516 as well
Link Posted: 12/29/2014 6:55:17 PM EST
Another wonderful piece of awesome old school Smith & Wesson...


686 Classic Hunter made in 1988
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 7:54:30 PM EST
Pic of my 4" S&W 586. Was in pretty rough shape when I got it. Finish was worn in several spots, trigger had been severely screwed with and the Hogue grips were beaten up. Very happy with the end results.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 8:10:51 PM EST
586-2





686-4

Link Posted: 1/12/2015 9:03:17 PM EST
Three other of my S&Ws... the rest are in Miami.


That top break was made in the 1880s and the two models below wre made 100 years later in the 1980s. The quality between 100 years didn't change.



What a shame the S&W of today will never be able to make something like that ever again.... instead we get this.





Link Posted: 1/12/2015 11:17:42 PM EST
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Which is why I only buy S&W's that are C&R eligible these days.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 11:39:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Three other of my S&Ws... the rest are in Miami.

http://i.imgur.com/cTIq00L.jpg

That top break was made in the 1880s and the two models below wre made 100 years later in the 1980s. The quality between 100 years didn't change.

http://i.imgur.com/bN3JdCK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/dS29m6r.jpg

What a shame the S&W of today will never be able to make something like that ever again.... instead we get this.

http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq288/buckyjames1/Picture013.jpg

http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq288/buckyjames1/Picture011.jpg

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee423/ironhide101/Mobile%20Uploads/EF27614A-167F-477F-B270-6EFCFC323354.jpg



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What happened there?
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 12:28:31 AM EST
I have been wanting a revolver for quite some time.
Link Posted: 1/13/2015 6:04:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By IronKnight:
I have been wanting a revolver for quite some time.
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Don't wait too long. Bought this Highway Patrolman from Cabelas back in 2010 for $329. Thought I was over paying, but by today's pricing I got an awesome deal.
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Link Posted: 1/13/2015 6:09:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By StevenH:

What happened there?
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Originally Posted By StevenH:
Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Three other of my S&Ws... the rest are in Miami.

http://i.imgur.com/cTIq00L.jpg

That top break was made in the 1880s and the two models below wre made 100 years later in the 1980s. The quality between 100 years didn't change.

http://i.imgur.com/bN3JdCK.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/dS29m6r.jpg

What a shame the S&W of today will never be able to make something like that ever again.... instead we get this.

http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq288/buckyjames1/Picture013.jpg

http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq288/buckyjames1/Picture011.jpg

http://i1227.photobucket.com/albums/ee423/ironhide101/Mobile%20Uploads/EF27614A-167F-477F-B270-6EFCFC323354.jpg




What happened there?
Standard S&W construction of current guns. You know the barrels for the .380 Bodyguards are made through MIMI casting right?

The washer on the end of the barrel fell off and the barrel became loose. That is from a new production 625. The canted barrel is from a new production 629.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 1:27:23 AM EST
Bought a 686-2 in '87, $310 delivered. Trigger is smooth.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 10:34:51 AM EST
Some really nice looking guns in here, sad Smith seems to have went in a different direction.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 10:38:27 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Smallmouth:
Some really nice looking guns in here, sad Smith seems to have went in a different direction.
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They are sadly following the market. Cheap trinkets that through illusion harken back to better days of quality products. Today's market is about how cheap can an item be produced.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 3:44:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
They are sadly following the market. Cheap trinkets that through illusion harken back to better days of quality products. Today's market is about how cheap can an item be produced.
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Originally Posted By Miami_JBT:
Originally Posted By Smallmouth:
Some really nice looking guns in here, sad Smith seems to have went in a different direction.
They are sadly following the market. Cheap trinkets that through illusion harken back to better days of quality products. Today's market is about how cheap can an item be produced.

Agreed.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 3:22:41 AM EST
I refuse to buy a new Smith and Wesson since they sold out to the Clintons and put locks on the revolvers. I do occasionally by older non-lock revolvers.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:44:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MikeSH:
I refuse to buy a new Smith and Wesson since they sold out to the Clintons and put locks on the revolvers. I do occasionally by older non-lock revolvers.
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The current S&W has nothing to do with Clinton. They weren't the only ones making deals. Colt, Ruger, and many others made deals then. Ruger and S&W are under new ownership and management.

I won't buy a new S&W because their quality sucks.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 11:49:52 PM EST
I don't care who owns them they still put locks on the revolver.
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