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Looks like production dates for your 586 would range from July-November 1985. The front sight allowed shooters to zero at te four ranges and change quickly.
Safety, New Departure or Lemon Squeezer Yours is a 1st Model which was manufactured from 1888 - 1902. Law enforcement agencies wishing to arrange for modification of L-frame revolvers should call 800-458-8469 between 9 A. Jinks would have Picked up on that by it's serial number prefix when you supplied him with it. A picture is a great help, as minor features changed over the years pinned vs. Mostly because the few people who get them treat them like collector pieces, which is really what they are at this point. You can try to contact their customer support by phone and see if they would be willing to help you that way. Any information on decoding these numbers would be appreciated.
Before contacting customer support, 386, 586-1, pre lock.
In very good mechanical shape with a reasonably tight lockup and barely any detectable fore and aft cylinder movement, the internals show a very light tune-up consistent with what a police armorer would do, and the SA trigger breaks crisp and clean at an excellent 3 pounds.
Smith & Wesson is synonymous with quality handguns. Their J-frame series continues to be very popular for personal protection but the J-frame is relatively new to their revolver line, dating to 1950.
Before that, the small I-frame revolvers in 32 S&W Long and 38 S&W were the only small frame concealable revolvers that Smith offered.
This sample features the casehardened hammer with a hammer-mounted firing pin and casehardened trigger that S&W sandwiched between the earlier 1980s-era chromed parts and the later 1990s MIM versions.
The smooth-faced, 0.312-inch-wide “combat” trigger weighs more than my 8-pound trigger gauge can read, but the trigger pull is very smooth considering the smaller geometry and leverage the J-Frame has to work with.
It also features the pinless extractor star that was incorporated into the Model 640 along with those rubber boot grips in 1994.