SOLD FOR: $1,002.50
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 627-5 Performance Center
Serial Number: CPL3160
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .357 Magnum / .38 Special
Action Type: 8-Shot, Double / Single Action, Swing-Out, Un-Fluted Cylinder Revolver.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “357 Mag 8x”, the right is marked “Performance / Center”, the left side of the frame has S&W’s Performance Center logo, the right has the four line Marcas Registradas. The yoke cut is marked “CPL3160 / 627-5”. The yoke and the sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The butt is marked “CPL3160”.
Barrel Length: 2 5/8”, slab-side
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade dovetailed to a rise in the barrel’s serrated rib with the rear face painted orange. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched, white-outlined leaf in a base that is micrometer-click adjustable for windage and elevation. The topstrap, under the rear sight base, is drilled and tapped for an optic mount (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece textured laminate wood with S&W logos carved near their tops, finger grooves and which leaves the top portion of the backstrap exposed. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Matte 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 pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. The cylinder has a thin turn-line. The trigger and hammer show light operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp with the grip screw showing light tool marks in its slot. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder produces almost no play in lockup of all 8 chambers. The double action trigger pull is smooth, 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: None.
Our Assessment: The Model 627 was originally introduced by Smith & Wesson in 1989 as a special edition stainless version of the model 27, with a 6-shot cylinder. Production would later continue as an 8-shot Performance Center revolver. This example is one such Performance Center 627-5, a matte stainless steel 8-shot revolver with the chambers recessed for use with moon clips and a concealable 2 5/8″ barrel. This makes for a great defensive or competition revolver, with higher capacity than some semi-automatics, similar reloading speeds with moon clips and the ability to accept a red-dot sight. It is in Excellent condition with little evidence of use. If you’re looking to get into ICORE, revolver division in USPSA or just want an awesome revolver that can hold eight rounds of .357 magnum, look no further. Please see our pictures 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 does not apply to out of state residents.