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Old 09-13-2020, 04:41 PM
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Going back and forth between 686 and 586 PC revolver. S&W site says 586 PC is blued. I have seen other pistols claiming to be blued but are really more of a black duty finish. Can anyone tell me if the new 586 PC pistols are truly blued? Thanks!
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They are carbon steel and blued.
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I had a 586 L-Comp and I would certainly not call it blued. It had a dark, almost black finish that was fairly matte. A very nice gun, but nothing like old school blued revolvers as far as the finish.
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I had a 586 L-Comp and I would certainly not call it blued. It had a dark, almost black finish that was fairly matte. A very nice gun, but nothing like old school blued revolvers as far as the finish.
That was what I was thinking the finish was. I have been looking at 686's but thought if 586 was truly blued that I might move in that direction. Looking on line as there is not to much in the way of a 586 to look at locally right now.
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I had a 586 L-Comp and I would certainly not call it blued. It had a dark, almost black finish that was fairly matte. A very nice gun, but nothing like old school blued revolvers as far as the finish.
I'm not sure what process S&W uses these days but your gun almost appears to have black nitride finish.
Black nitride is not nearly as pretty as old school bluing but it is very durable.
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Bluing is a chemical process, not a color

Based on the chemicals used and the metal it is used on, visually various shades of Blue, Purple and even Black are not uncommon



This finish is not new. The L-comp pictured above was manufactured in 2000.

In fact this finish was requested by the Diplomatic Security Service for the snub nosed Model 19s that they ordered back in 1986



I believe that NCIS also insisted on this finish for their Model 19s, but I do not have an example to show

Smith & Wesson has been using this darker, matte black color on defensive firearms produced in the Performance Center and for special orders for close to four decades that I am sure of.
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The finish is similar to that used on the Diplomatic Security Service Model 19-5 guns from the mid to late 1980's (not sure of the exact date).





The Model 19-7 "K Comp" from the Performance Center, initially released about 1994 also had the same/similar finish. Flyers for this gun listed it as a "matte black finish."



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justa note:
I like blued.. granted modern production is not the same.
LGS had some 686s and I asked if they could get a 586. They said the last one they had SAT forever and they finally discounted it to get rid of it.. everyone wants stainless.. Odd to me, but thats the market these days I reckon...
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