SOLD FOR: $2,395.00
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 625-6 Performance Center, Product Code 170081
Serial Number: LHD0076
Year of Manufacture: 1997 (Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 3rd Edition by Jim Supica & Richard Nahas, P254)
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: 6-Shot, Single And Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The right side of the barrel is marked “45 COLT CTG.”. The yoke cut is marked “625-6” and the yoke is marked “108”. The right side of the frame is marked with the four line Marcas Registradas address, the left side of the frame has S&W’s Performance Center logo. The sides of the grip frame have inspection marks and the butt is marked with the serial number. The serial number is also marked on the bottom of the topstrap.
Barrel Length: 6″, Slab-Side, Ported, With Integral Modular Barrel Weight System
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with a red rear face dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch adjustable for windage and elevation. The top of the barrel has an integral Weaver-style rail for mounting an optic and the topstrap is drilled and tapped (under the rear sight) to accept an optic mount.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece S&W branded pebble-textured black rubber Hogue Monogrip with finger grooves. The grip has scattered light scuffs in the smooth portions. There are no rips or tears. The grips are in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: 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 97% of its metal finish. There are some scattered light scuffs and scratches on the left flat of the barrel and a few other scattered light marks. The cylinder has a thin turn line. The hammer and trigger have light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup has almost no play on each of the six chambers. The double action trigger is smooth and the single-action is crisp. 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 blue plastic S&W box with a serial-matching label, wax paper, barrel weights and an allen key for the barrel weight assembly.
Our Assessment: This is a particlarly rare Smith & Wesson revolver. Produced in 1997 at Smith & Wesson’s renowned Performance Center, approximately 200 of these revolvers were made with most sent to Germany, only around 50 remained in the US to be distributed by Lew Horton. With its slab-sided barrel, mag-na-porting and adjustable barrel weights, this revolver will be a target shooter’s dream. It is chambered for the classic .45 Colt cartridge, which means this would also make a fantastic hunting revolver. That said, given how rare these revolvers are, its high condition and original box, this is likely to make a dedicated Smith & Wesson collector very happy. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This section does not apply to out of state residents.