SOLD FOR: $1,831
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 625-10 Performance Center, Lew Horton Exclusive, Product Code 170226
Serial Number: SCC0520
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: 6-Shot, Single And Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder
Markings: The right of the barrel is marked “45 / ACP”. The right of the frame has the four-line Marcas Registradas address, the left has a Performance Center S&W monogram logo. The crane cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The crane and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The butt is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 2″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated, ramped blade with a recessed white dot dovetailed to the barrel. The rear sight is a “V”-notch integral to the topstrap at the rear.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece Eagle finger-grooved checkered walnut grips which leave the backstrap and butt exposed with a lanyard pin at the rear of the butt. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Glass Bead Finished Stainless Steel and Scandium Alloy
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 is light operational wear on the hammer and trigger. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup has almost no play on each of the six chambers with the trigger depressed. The double action trigger is smooth and the single-action is crisp. This revolver can be fired without moon clips but the extractor will not function without mooon clips (no moon clips included). 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 S&W Model 625 is a gun with an interesting, if confusing, history. There was never a 625 no dash, nor have any 625-1s been seen with the first revolvers being model 625-2. These early production guns have been seen marked both “Model of 1988” and “Model of 1989”. Just a year into production, the cylinder stop notches were enlarged on the 625-3. This example is another beast, altogether. Produced by the Smith & Wesson Performance Center, this is an airweight, 2″ .45 ACP revolver made for distributor Lew Horton. Weighing in at just 1 lb., 5.7 oz., this revolver manages to be compact, light and still pack 6-rounds of .45 for defense. Whether you’re looking for a carry revolver or are a collector of Lew Horton Smiths, this is a great little revolver to add to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!