Smith & Wesson 586 DCM Silouette 6” 8/10 Condition Made approximately 1988.
The 6" 586-3 with the four position Silouette front sight is very rare.
The Smith & Wesson Model 586, is a six- or seven-shot double-action revolver chambered for the .357 Magnum cartridge.
It is essentially the same weapon as the S&W Model 686, but the 586 has a carbon steel construction and is available in a blued or nickel finish, while the 686 has a stainless steel construction. Also, since the 586 was directed more to law enforcement, most have shorter barrels than the 686.
The 586 is a decedent of the model 581.
- 586-3, Introduced in 1988 New yoke retention system.
- The Model 586 uses S & W's L (medium) revolver frame, with a K-Frame sized grip mated to a larger diameter cylinder
Smith & Wesson 586
The Smith & Wesson 586 was introduced in the early 1980s and the overall design has gone through several slight modifications since then. It has been offered with various barrel lengths from 2.5, three, four, six to 8.375 inches. Most are designed with a six-chambered cylinder, but some with seven chambers are available too. There were two models available with the difference being the external finish. The S&W 586 is the blued version while the S&W 686 is the stainless steel one.
The S&W 586 was built on what Smith & Wesson calls its L-frame, which the company defines on its website as “a strong, durable frame and barrel built for continuous Magnum usage. As police officers and hunters will attest, this firearm is made to withstand heavy use.”
While the description is not an exaggeration, what it isn’t saying is that the L-frame, or S&W 586, was intended to resolve some minor problems and complaints folks had with the K-frame, the forerunning S&W frame-design for .357 Magnum. The main concern was that the less robust K-frame wasn’t capable of handling the hot .357 loads overtime, so it would wear on both the gun and the shooter.
The Smith & Wesson Model 586 is a good gun and was quickly welcomed by the firearm-shooting public. As one would expect from Smith & Wesson, the S&W 586 is well made.
The fit and finish are excellent. The trigger is good, but there are some minor modifications in the variants over the years – a lot of people consider the older guns to have a smoother, more reliable trigger. This could be due to a slight design change in the trigger group, or it could just be the fact that older guns have probably been shot more, so they’re smoothed out.
As you may have guessed, the S&W 586 has a robust design and is less likely to develop timing problems if you shoot a lot of full-house .357s. In terms of handling, the 586 has excellent ergonomics and it is easy for me to shoot it well. The ones with the longer barrels are better balanced and more suitable for target shooting. The 586 “L-Comp” variant, however, is probably superior for carrying because of its three-inch barrel and seven-round cylinder.
S&W 586-3 DCM Silouette 357 Magnum 8/10 Condition
- Brand: Smith & Wesson
- Product Code: S&W 586-3 DCM Silouette 357 Magnum 8/10 Condition
- Availability: 1
- Ex Tax: $1,995.00