SOLD FOR: $1460
Make: Smith & Wesson Performance Center
Serial Number: DCX1397
Year of Manufacture: 2015-Present
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 5/8″ to End of Compensator
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 black rubber Hogue Monogrip with molded S&W medallions. There are some minor scuffs and marks scattered over the grip. The texturing is strong with light handling wear. Overall, the grips are in about Fine Plus 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 95% of its metal finish. There are some scattered little nicks, hairline scratches, and scuffs, most noticeable on the barrel and sideplate. There are a few marks on the trigger guard. There is a bit of finish loss on the front edge of the frame. There are some oil stains under the grips. There is standard operational wear. There are a few little marks on the cylinder. There is a turn line on the cylinder. There are some light handling marks. The screw heads are tool marked with serviceable slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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 metal locking S&W case, barrel protector, three moonclips, and paperwork including the manual. There are some scattered scratches, scuffs, little dents, and a few spots of discoloration, in about Very Good 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 light use but also responsible care and maintenance. The gun will be a sweet shooter and would make a great revolver to add to any collection. Please see our pictures and good luck!