SOLD FOR: $1,398.00
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 25-5, The 1955 .45 Target Heavy Barrel
Serial Number: N843315
Year of Manufacture: 1980-1982
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double Action / Single Action, Swing-Out, Fluted Cylinder Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right is marked “45 COLT CTG.”. The side plate has S&W’s monogram logo, the right side of the frame has the four line Marcas Registradas. The butt is marked with the serial number. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “N” and “6” or “9”. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 6″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade with red insert integral to a rise in the serrated barrel rib. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched, white-outlined leaf in a base that is micrometer click adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered Goncalo Alves target stocks with S&W medallions at their tops. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel
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 98% of its metal finish. The cylinder has a thin turn line and there are some scattered minor marks, none of which go through the finish. The 0.500″ target trigger and hammer retain vibrant case-coloring. The screw heads are mostly sharp with the grip screw showing light tool use with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger is smooth and the single action trigger is very crisp. The cylinder produces almost no play in lockup on each chamber. 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: This is Smith & Wesson’s model 25-5, a heavy barreled target revolver chambered in .45 Colt with a 6″ barrel, adjustable sights, target trigger and target hammer. While a little large for concealed carry, this revolver would be great for target shooting, a hunting sidearm, or even home defense. The .45 Colt is still a commercially available caliber and gives many options to hand-loaders including hard-cast lead, FMJ and Jacketed Hollow Point projectiles. This revolver is in about Excellent condition with 98% of its nickel finish, a fantastic bore and a tight lockup. This is a fantastic example of The 1955 Model .45 Target Heavy Barrel, a gorgeous gun that would add to any collection. 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.