SOLD FOR: $2026
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 27-2, The .357 Magnum
Serial Number: N408035
Year of Manufacture: 1977-1978
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The butt is marked with the serial number “N408035”. The sideplate is marked with the S&W logo. The right side of the frame is marked with the four-line Marcas Registradas address. The right side of the barrel is marked “S.&W. 357 MAGNUM”. The crane and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The crane cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The rear of the cylinder is marked “2”.
Barrel Length: 5”, Pinned
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade pinned on a ramped base set on the barrel rib. The rear sight is an S&W micrometer click square notch adjustable for windage and elevation. The barrel rib, ramp, rear sight tang, and the topstrap are finely checkered to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered Goncalo Alves target stocks with a football cut. There are light handling marks. There are some scuffs and little light scratches on the bottom faces. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp with a few light marks. The grips rate in about Fine Plus 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. There are a few little scuffs and marks through the finish under the grips. There is some light handling wear. The cylinder has a faint turn line not through the finish. The screw heads are lightly worn. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup produces light side-to-side play on each chamber with the trigger depressed. The double-action trigger is smooth, the single action 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 wood presentation case with a blue flock, paperwork including the manual, cleaning kit & screwdriver. The exterior of the case has some scratches and scrapes. The interior of the case has some wear in the depression for the revolver and a few little cracks in the depression. The case is in about Very 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 ’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 blued finish, 5″ barrel, and nice checkered Goncalo Alves target stocks. It is in about Excellent condition with about 98% of its original blue finish and a fantastic bore. The gun is in excellent mechanical shape, it has a nice lockup and nice trigger pulls, this will be a great addition to a Smith collection and certainly be a nice shooter for fun at the range. Please see our photos and good luck!