I realize this is a shot in the dark(pun intended) and I'd be better off looking on a more specific forum, but does anyone here have the Smith and Wesson catalog or a good memory?
I seem to remember the 686 was the Distinguished Service Magnum, and the 586 is the Distinguished Combat Magnum. Is that correct?
I realize this has absolutely nothing to do with the gun itself so maybe I should have put it in a different subforum, but oh well. Mods can move the thread if they need to.
It's a very minor thing that's driving me crazy.
Curse you Smith and Wesson for making all these sweet revolvers when I was just a little kid and then making me go back and track them all down years later.