SOLD FOR: $1526.97
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 27-2, The .357 Magnum
Serial Number: N674213
Year of Manufacture: 1979-1980
Caliber: .357 Magnum & .38 Special
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 “N674213”. 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.
Barrel Length: 8 3/8”, Pinned
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge 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 S&W medallions and a football cut. There are no major defects, just light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. The grips rate in about 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 97% of its metal finish. There are a few faint draglines on the barrel. There are some little oil stains on the cylinder. There are a few little tiny spots of frost on the cylinder. The frame has light handling marks. The cylinder has a faint turn line not through the finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup produces very little 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 are a factory two-piece box, paperwork including the manual, and a cleaning kit.
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 1979-1980 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, 8 3/8″ barrel, and nice checkered target stocks. It is in about Fine Plus condition with about 97% 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!