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Old 06-16-2018, 10:19 PM   #1
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Not animals. I have a Arkansas State Police 50th anniversary S&W 586 revolver manufactured in 1985. I inherited it from my father, a retired ASP Sgt in 1996 when he died of cancer. He had told me to hang on it and not shoot it because it might be worth a lot some day.

It has been in my safe for 22 years, unfired and in new condition. I don't intend to sell it and it will be passed down to my kids one of these days. Recently I have read that those commemoratives don't demand a premium price anyway.

I'm trying to decide whether to take it out and shoot it. I really haven't come up with a good reason not to.
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:32 PM   #2
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Might bring a little premium. That gun in box standard would be worth a decent chunk. If you’re never getting rid of it, shoot it. OR if your dad wanted it unfired then I believe that’s what I’d do.
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Old 06-17-2018, 04:28 AM   #3
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Grizz, a pic or two?
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:05 AM   #4
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Shoot it.
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:01 AM   #5
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I say if your gonna keep it and pass it down anyway, then enjoy it and run some ammo thru it!
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:05 AM   #6
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Shoot it with your kids. Guns are meant to be shot.
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:05 AM   #7
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Grizz, a pic or two?
I'll try and get some later.
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:14 AM   #8
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I think it would be something to hand down like it is

But I wouldn't fault anyone for shooting it either
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:15 AM   #9
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Old 06-17-2018, 01:47 PM   #10
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Old 06-17-2018, 01:48 PM   #11
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Old 06-17-2018, 01:57 PM   #12
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Old 06-17-2018, 02:07 PM   #13
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Don't shoot it. Beautiful gun
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Old 06-17-2018, 02:22 PM   #14
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I'm with those that say shoot it if you're gonna pass it down, but keep it in tip-top shape.
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Old 06-17-2018, 03:16 PM   #15
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I say shoot it and enjoy it.
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Old 06-17-2018, 05:18 PM   #16
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I say pass it down as is. It’s a collector, not a tool like all of mine.
I got others guns to shoot for fun.
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:01 PM   #17
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I was thinking I would shoot it then saw the pics!
I believe I would still shoot it on special occasions and share it with the kids or grandchildren. That way the lucky child that gets it later will appreciate it and also keep it.

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Old 06-18-2018, 07:00 PM   #18
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They can be rebuilt over and over. They are only new once. Keep it as is and buy a used one to shoot, like your dad asked you to.
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:18 PM   #19
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I think some people misunderstand what my father said and meant. In 1985 he said when I inherited it not to shoot it because he thought it would be worth a lot of money as an unfired commemerative. There was no other reason. Since I have no desire to sell it, that was the only reason I considered firing it.

Right now I'm just having fun ogling it because it is a well balanced, beautiful revolver.
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:43 PM   #20
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I'm in the don't shoot category. Why shoot it? If you've been around you've prolly shot .357s before. They all (586's) kick the same. No need to shoot it unless you have a need to shoot it, which you likely never will.

Question, do you have your old man's old duty weapon? That's the one I would shoot.
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:52 PM   #21
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Is that the only revolver you own? If not then what do you gain by shooting it? As said by another member, itís a 586, they all shoot the same.


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Old 06-18-2018, 08:20 PM   #22
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If the man said donít shoot it then donít shoot it.


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Old 06-18-2018, 11:40 PM   #23
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I personally wouldn't shoot it, but that's just me!
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:09 AM   #24
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Nice gun Grizz, I wouldn't shoot it.
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:58 AM   #25
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Don’t shoot it. If you do, it becomes just a nice gun your dad gave you.
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:04 AM   #26
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I love that 586 and tote one at the ranch.. they shoot awesome! If you can, pick up a used 586 or 686 if you wanna blast some rounds. Yours is really cool.. I'd let it be unless you make into a special occasion and then the firing becomes really special to you and the kiddos
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:02 AM   #27
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I personally would not shoot it.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:12 AM   #28
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Agreed. Don't shoot it. You must have others guns to shoot.

You would probably regret it down the line.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:44 AM   #29
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Definitely do not shoot it. Commemorative guns are meant to be displayed. I never understood why someone would shoot a commemorative gun like the Winchester Model 94's etc. If you want to shoot it buy a standard pistol of the same model.
I personally think you would regret shooting it the second after that first round left the barrel.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:52 AM   #30
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Not animals. I have a Arkansas State Police 50th anniversary S&W 586 revolver manufactured in 1985. I inherited it from my father, a retired ASP Sgt in 1996 when he died of cancer. He had told me to hang on it and not shoot it because it might be worth a lot some day.

It has been in my safe for 22 years, unfired and in new condition. I don't intend to sell it and it will be passed down to my kids one of these days. Recently I have read that those commemoratives don't demand a premium price anyway.

I'm trying to decide whether to take it out and shoot it. I really haven't come up with a good reason not to.
I'd shoot it.


I got a limited edition commemorative Gatorade at the convenience store and drank that sucker, but I'm a rule breaker... an outlaw!

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Old 06-21-2018, 08:45 AM   #31
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I would pass it down as is. Not sure if I would give the same message to the next generation. I might tell them never sell it and take care of it and if they decide to shoot it then so be it. I am not sure I agree with a gun that is never shot. But I get it.

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Old 06-21-2018, 08:55 AM   #32
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Beautiful gun!
I wouldn’t shoot it, just keep ogling it
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:07 AM   #33
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I have a similar Smith 586 given to me by my pops before he passed. It's a Texas DPS commemortive model with the same presentation box and gold leaf leaflet. It too is unfired, and will remain so as long as I own it. Besides, to me it's still my pops gun, I'm just hanging on to it for him.
I agree with 175g7.62 & Wyobull --- don't shoot it.
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Old 06-21-2018, 09:09 AM   #34
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If you don't plan on ever selling it go ahead and shoot it. Besides, someone has already been playing with it and there are drag marks on the cylinder. I will say that it's too nice looking to ever see holster use though.
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:49 PM   #35
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Unless you are willing to not ever open the cylinder or pull back the hammer you're going to wind up with a pistol that shows every indication of being fired but hasn't been. the bullet going down the barrel isn't what devalues the gun it's what it takes to get the bullet there that does. I have a 586 that has 4-5 hundred rounds through it and still looks new except for the cylinder rubs on it. If you want to shoot it go for it. Just treat it with the respect it deserves and make some memories with your kids.
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