SOLD FOR: $1200.01
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 13-3, The .357 Magnum Military & Police Heavy Barrel
Serial Number: AZF9704
Year of Manufacture: 1988
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double / Single Action, Swing-Out Cylinder Hand Ejector Revolver.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The left side of the frame below the cylinder release is marked with the S&W trademark logo. The yoke is marked “2655”. The right side of the barrel is marked “S.&W. .357 MAGNUM”. The right side of the frame, below the cylinder, is marked with the four line “Marcas Registradas” address. The bottom of the grip frame is marked with the serial number “AZF9704”.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ?” serrated ramp blade that is integral to the barrel with a square notched rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood with S&W medallions at their tops. Both the forestrap and the backstrap are smooth. The grip has no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is well defined with light wear. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
A Hogue Monogrip with bracket and mounting screw is also included with this pistol. The grip shows no wear, tears or rips. This grip is rated in 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 original finish. There are scattered minor scuffs and handling marks. The cylinder has a thin, light cycling ring around it. The trigger has some operational wear. The screw heads show no tool wear. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup produces very light side-to-side play on each chamber with the trigger depressed. The double-action trigger 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: Extra set of grips included as previously described.
Our Assessment: The Smith & Wesson Model 13 is a continuation of the model 10-6 prototype with a heavy barrel and unshrouded ejector rod. The model 13 was popular as a carry and duty gun, being issued within the FBI in 1974 and 1986-1987, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and several other law enforcement agencies. In this condition it will likely draw the eye of Smith & Wesson collectors, but this would make a fine carry, duty or home defense revolver. Please see our pictures and good luck!