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I don’t know much about the extra stampings , numbers & their meanings. The hammer and trigger looked like a personal choice to re- blue ( case - color the natural look is missing.)
Has there been a lot of stocks with that cut out on the right side? That is something new to me. A little personal customization ? Or am I exaggerating ?
May have a re - nickel there too.
 

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It was probably an award, or promotional, revolver for whatever group is represented by GOAL. During the 1980s and the introduction of the L-frame (models 581, 586, 681, 686), S&W did a bunch of these type revolvers. S&W would create custom side plates for the various groups giving them away. I'm sure it means something to a GOAL member. I don't know if S&W still does this, or not. My father gave me a Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Association 586 when I graduated from the police academy many years ago.
 

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A little less valuable than a plain one. I'd say around $550 to $600 max.
I think you are a little out of touch with current pricing. Tough to find any 586 for under $700 these days
A brand new 686 will run you $900 these days and a 586 is more like $1000

Has there been a lot of stocks with that cut out on the right side? That is something new to me. A little personal customization ? Or am I exaggerating ?
Those are typical of presentation stocks from the early 80's. Curt360 has a PA State Police commemorative model 19 with the same style stocks
 

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The GOAL logo represents Gun Owners Action League now based in Northborough, MA. Organized around 1973 by Micheal Yacino after Ted Kenedy and others like him vowed to eradicate handgun ownership. This 586 was, as mentioned earlier above, probably a presentation model for awarded for some deed in defense of the 2nd Amendment,
 

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The GOAL logo represents Gun Owners Action League now based in Northborough, MA. Organized around 1973 by Micheal Yacino after Ted Kenedy and others like him vowed to eradicate handgun ownership. This 586 was, as mentioned earlier above, probably a presentation model for awarded for some deed in defense of the 2nd Amendment,
Thanks for all the responses, it looks to me like in really good shape, asking price is $900 or best offer. I’m also looking at a nickel 44spl hand ejector 2nd model from around 1929 same price, add states possible renickel , too many guns never enough money lol !
 

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We all have irrational preferences. But, I would favor the Goal 586 over a refinished 44 special. Just me.
all the best.
 
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