Sold For: $1,261.66
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 27-2, The .357 Magnum
Serial Number: N167472
Year of Manufacture: 1973
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double Action / Single Action (DA / SA), Fluted Swing-Out Cylinder Revolver.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right side is marked “S.&W. 357 MAGNUM”. The side plate is marked with S&W’s trade mark logo, the right side of the frame is marked with the four line Marcas Registradas. The crane cut is marked with the serial and model numbers, the butt is marked with the serial number. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “2” outside the ejector and with the serial number under the ejector star. The crane and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The inside of the right grip panel is marked “167672” (given that only the one digit is off, we suspect this was a factory error).
Barrel Length: 6″, Pinned
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a patridge blade, pinned to a rise in the barrel’s rib; the top of the rib is finely checkered, matching the checkering on the top of the frame. The rear sight is a square notch in a base micro adjustable for windage and elevation screwed to the topstrap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two piece checkered wood with S&W medallions at their tops. The grips have only a few scattered minor marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Also included is a set of Pachmayr Presentation two-piece checkered black rubber grips. The Pachmayr grips have minor handling wear with no rips or tears, in about Fine-Excellent condition.
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 98% of its metal finish. The cylinder has a thin, light turn-line. There is faint wear in the finish at the muzzle. The hammer and trigger have strong case-coloring. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single action trigger is crisp, the double action smooth. We did not fire this handgun. The cylinder locks up with almost no play on each chamber. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a two-piece blue cardboard S&W box with metal-reinforced corners, serial-matching label, the additional grips as described, cleaning accessories including rod, mop and grooved handle screwdriver, wax paper, and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual. The cleaning accessories show signs of light use. The box has scattered light storage wear, discoloration and some residue, in about Good condition.
Our Assessment: The .357 Magnum was the king of handgun cartridges for decades and Smith & Wesson made some of the best. This example comes to us from the early ’70s with its finely checkered topstrap and rib, pinned barrel and recessed chambers. They literally do not make them like this anymore. This revolver has a 6″ barrel with adjustable sights along with a beautiful Blue finish. It is in about Excellent condition with about 98% of its Blue finish, a fantastic bore and strong mechanics. The revolver comes with its original box and a nice pair of Pachmayr grips. This is a great opportunity for an investment – shooter – collector. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This Pistol CANNOT be sold as a dealer sale in California but CAN be transferred as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley location. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.