SOLD FOR: $1276.50
Make: Smith & Wesson Performance Center
Serial Number: CPT4573
Year of Manufacture: 2011 (Test Fired Brass Envelope)
Caliber: .357 Magnum/.38 Special
Action Type: 8-Shot, Double Action / Single Action, Swing-Out, Fluted Cylinder Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “PERFORMANCE CENTER”, the right is marked “.357 MAG – V8”. The left side of the frame has S&W’s Performance Center monogram logo, the right has the four-line Marcas Registradas. The sides of the grip frame and the yoke have inspection marks. The yoke cut is marked with the model and serial numbers. The butt is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 5”, 5 1/4″ to End of Barrel Protector, the Compensator is Included
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bright orange ramped blade dovetailed into the rib. The rear sight is a square notch micrometer click sight attached to the topstrap. The underside of the topstrap is drilled and tapped.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a smooth wood Hogue Monogrip. There are some scuffs, draglines, and a few nicks and scratches. The nicks and scratches are mainly on the bottom and on the right side towards the bottom. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Black with Stainless Cylinder
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 94% of its metal finish. There is some stubborn fouling on the cylinder, mainly in the flutes and on the front edges. There are some streaks of finish loss on the barrel on the sides. There is some finish loss on the edges of the frame towards the front. There are some little nicks and scratches, most noticeable on the sideplate and on the right side of the frame in front of the cylinder. There are some marks through the finish, most noticeable on the top of the barrel and on the trigger guard. There is standard operational wear. There is a thin turn line on the cylinder. There are some light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. A Wilson Combat tune kit has been installed. The cylinder has very light 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: Included is a serial matched case, a pair of moonclips, the original springs, paperwork including the manual, the original compensator, and an extra grip. The Performance Center case has some scattered scuffs, nicks, and light scratches from storage, in about Fine condition. The grip is smooth laminate wood with light blonde, blue, and red wood. It has a few light handling marks but no major defects, in about Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: The Model 627 was originally introduced by Smith & Wesson in 1989 as a special edition stainless version of the model 27, with a 6-shot cylinder. Production would later continue as an 8-shot Performance Center revolver. This example is one such Performance Center 627-5, a black and stainless steel 8-shot revolver with the chambers recessed for use with moon clips and a compensator attached to the barrel. This makes for a great defensive or competition revolver, with higher capacity than some semi-automatics and similar reloading speeds with moon clips. It is in Fine condition with evidence of use but also responsible care and maintenance. The gun will be a sweet shooter, especially with the Wilson spring kit, and would make a great revolver to add to any collection. Please see our pictures and good luck.