Smith & Wesson 27 5" .357 Mag Revolver 1958-59 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,160.00
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 27, The .357 Magnum
Serial Number: S191826
Year of Manufacture: 1958-1959 (Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson,3rd Edition, p398)
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: Double Action / Single Action Swing-Out Cylinder Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The right side of the barrel is marked “S.&W. .357 MAGNUM”. The yoke cut is marked “S191826 / MOD-27”. The right of the frame has the four line marcas registradas address. The sideplate is marked with the Smith & Wesson monogram logo. The butt is marked “S191826”. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 5″ barrel with shrouded ejector rod housing and short lug.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade pinned to the front sight ramp. Its rear face has been painted red. The rear sight is a square notch blade mounted in a serrated leaf with adjustable windage and elevation. The top of the rib and topstrap are finely checkered to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered Goncalo Alves target grips with extractor relief cut and S&W medallions. The grips have only a few scattered minor compressions and light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition as not original to the gun.
Type of Finish: Blue
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. The barrel has minor wear at the muzzle on each side, more on the right than the left. The cylinder has a thin, light turn line, the ejector rod, trigger and hammer have fiant operational wear and there are a few other scattered minor marks, most on the bottom of the trigger guard. Screw heads are mostly sharp, the grip screw is tool marked with a strong slot. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger is smooth and the single action trigger is exceptionally light and crisp. The cylinder locks up with barely perceptible play on each chaber. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This model 27 is a target revolver disguised as a duty gun which would also serve well as a hunting revolver for game which can be taken with a .357 Magnum. With its 5″ barrel and adjustable sights, this revolver is a nice balance of size and precision, small enough to be carried comfortably but with enough sight radius to make shots that would be more difficult with a snub-nosed revolver. The gun is in Excellent condition with about 97% of its finish remaining and light operational wear. The grips have been replaced with a later style, but look fantastic on the gun. Overall, this is just a fine example of Smith & Wesson’s quality craftsmanship and will make a great addition to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible handgun CAN 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.