SOLD FOR: $2,026.00
Make: Freedom Arms
Model: 1997 Premier Grade
Serial Number: S0194
Year of Manufacture: 3/7/2005 (per Freedom Arms)
Caliber: .32 S&W, .32 S&W Long, .32 H&R Magnum With Extra Cylinder For .327 Federal Magnum
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with 6-Round Side Loading Gate Cylinders
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “FREEDOM ARMS MODEL 1997 32 H&R / *FREEDOM, WYOMING U.S.A.*”. The left side of the frame is marked “S 0194”. The bottom of the frame in front of the grip frame is marked “PATENTED”. The right side of the frame is marked “FREEDOM ARMS / PREMIER GRADE”. The rear face of the fluted .327 Federal cylinder is marked “S0194” and “32 / F”. The rear face of the .32 H&R cylinder is marked “S0194”.
Barrel Length: 7 1/2″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a replaceable serrated blade on a ramped base fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a flat topped square notched target sight that is screwed into the top strap and adjustable for both windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is two-piece black laminated hardwood panels. The panels have no notable wear or damage with only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: The finish is brushed stainless steel with the cylinders polished stainless steel.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage with only very light handling marks. The fluted .327 Federal cylinder has a very faint turn-line. The unfluted .32 H&R cylinder has no notable wear or damage. The screw heads are sharp. The pin heads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The cylinder lock-up is SOLID, with NO PLAY WHATSOVER on any of the twelve chambers, and the trigger breaks crisply at about 2 3/4 lbs. The action functions correctly. The hammer has a ½ cock safety position. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a one-piece blue cardboard Freedom Arms box with blue foam interior sections, serial-matching end-label, conversion cylinder in leather pouch and an assortment of factory paperwork which includes a test-target., all in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: Freedom Arms makes premier quality firearms, and this single action Model 1997 Premier Grade revolver is no exception. The action and trigger pull are exceptional. The included .327 Federal Magnum cylinder allows the use of most any .32 caliber cartridge from .32 S&W and .32 ACP up to .327 Federal Magnum, a cartridge designed to give similar energy to a .357 Magnum out of a smaller cartridge. This is a really nice package for the handgun shooter made by perhaps the best manufacturer of single-action revolvers in the world. Just look at that test target! One ragged hole with a flier about 1/4″ off at 25 yards is just about all you can ask for. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This single action revolver can be transferred as a dealer sale in California and CAN be sold as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.