Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > Smith & Wesson Revolvers > S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present
Forum Register Expert Commentary Members List


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-08-2011, 01:51 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kansas City (Mo) metro
Posts: 188
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Frequency of Target sights on a 586?

I have been looking at a 6 inch 586 or 686 to shoot Distinguished Pistol (PPC) matches with. I have noticed that the majority of those for sale have the adjustable rear sight with the red ramp front sight but a few have the adjustable rear with the patridge front sight. Are these patridge sight guns a lot less common? Any idea of the percentage of guns made with the patridge sights? Should they bring a premium?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-08-2011, 03:15 PM
murphydog's Avatar
SWCA Member

 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 9,936
Likes: 9
Liked 1,549 Times in 1,113 Posts
Default

In my observations nearly all the 586/686s have the Baughman or ramp front sight. The Silhouette (adjustable front) sighted ones have the Patridge, but I believe the front blade can be changed or could have been special-ordered. I doubt there is a premium, but a 586 collector may disagree.
__________________
Alan
SWCA 2023
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-08-2011, 03:26 PM
CALREB's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: california, unfortunately
Posts: 527
Likes: 29
Liked 115 Times in 59 Posts
Default

I think most of the patridge sighted guns were the first few years. If you plan on shooting distinguished with it and you want to be able to use a neckhold at 50yds you will have to have a taller front and rear sight installed anyway.
So if you find a good one just take it to a smith and have them mill it for the taller front.Check somne of the PPC forums someone may have one for sale. I will check around for you. Good Luck ,Bob
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-08-2011, 03:27 PM
410bore's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,539
Likes: 4,210
Liked 3,418 Times in 862 Posts
Default

i believe most, if not all, 8 3/8" 586 had patridge front sight.
__________________
Kris
SWCA #2641, OGCA, NRA LM
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-08-2011, 03:30 PM
jrod's Avatar
US Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: California/Arizona
Posts: 85
Likes: 64
Liked 17 Times in 12 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to jrod
Default

I remember the front sight you're talking about. I think it was offered in the mid to late 80's. It was for PPC. It had 4 settinds for 7,15.25 and 50 yards,I believe. It was kind of hard to dial in and didn't stay in the catalog very long if I remember correctly. I wish it was still offered.
__________________
Joshua 1:9
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-08-2011, 03:39 PM
CALREB's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: california, unfortunately
Posts: 527
Likes: 29
Liked 115 Times in 59 Posts
Default

6" is the barrel length limit for PPC and the front adjustable model is ok for the open class but not allowed for Disstinguished match.
Kshock have you thought about a 14-6 or 7 the k frame with and underlug they came with taller patridge sights on them some guys can shoot neckhold without changing the sights. They dont come around very often but can be found they are extremely accurate and the most popular model for distinguished because most of the open guns are k frames and the loaders and other ppc gear is interchangable. Just a thought,L frame is a bit heavier though.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-08-2011, 09:52 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Crawford County PA
Posts: 8
Likes: 1
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

When the 586 came out I bought one for leg matches. I had to have a patridge front sight fitted and change the rear sight to a taller one. I believe it is the same blade as a model 41, black no white outline. I finally got my distinguished two years ago!
__________________
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
586, 686, baughman, k frame, l frame, model 41, patridge, ppc, rrwo, silhouette

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present Thread, Frequency of Target sights on a 586? in Smith & Wesson Revolvers; I have been looking at a 6 inch 586 or 686 to shoot Distinguished Pistol (PPC) matches with. I have ...
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flashmobs are gaining in frequency. What to do? Lost Lake Concealed Carry & Self Defense 104 09-30-2011 04:17 PM
Renaissance Wax - Frequency? bubbajoe45 S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 27 05-22-2010 09:09 AM
Sigma Cleaning Frequency jcummings01 Smith & Wesson SD & Sigma Pistols 22 03-30-2010 05:46 AM
Target sights Timber251 S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 1 06-12-2009 10:06 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:58 PM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)