SOLD FOR: $1125


Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 648

Serial Number: BFA1056

Year of Manufacture: 1991

Caliber: .22 Magnum

Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The right side of the barrel is marked “22 M.R.F. CTG.”. The right side of the frame has the four line Marcas Registradas address. The left side of the frame has the Smith & Wesson logo. The yoke cut is marked “BFA1056 / MOD 648”. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “V” and the cutout for the ejector is marked “S”. The butt of the grip frame is marked with the serial number “BFA1056”.

Barrel Length: 6″ with Full Underlug

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge blade pinned to a rise in the serrated rib. The rear sight has broken off of the top strap, the front screwhead has broken off but the shank is still in the topstrap and will require special tooling to remove. The rear sight is included and is a standard square notch S&W micrometer sight adjustable for windage and elevation and is screwed to the top strap.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece textured black rubber Hogue monogrip with finger grooves and their pebble texture. There are some light scuffs and light marks scattered over the grips, the most noticeable are on the bottom face. There are some light handling marks. The texturing is strong. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grip is in about Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless

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. The rear sight has broken off of the top strap, the front screw head has broken off but the shank is still in the topstrap and will require special tooling to remove. There are some scattered light handling marks. There are a few scattered scuffs that have caused smooth spots. There are some draglines from use and storage. There are a few hairline scratches and nicks scattered over the surfaces. There is a light turn line on the cylinder. The screw heads are tool marked with serviceable slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good condition but only due to the rear sight being broken off.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup has light play-in lockup on each of the six chambers. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is the rear sight.

Our Assessment: This is a Smith & Wesson Model 648, 6-Shot .22 Magnum Single and Double Action Target Revolver. It has a stainless finish, 6” barrel, patridge front sight, black rubber Hogue monogrip, smooth combat trigger, and a semi-target hammer. Aside from the fact that the rear sight has broken off, this one still looks great and has a great bore. You can get the screw out of the topstrap and install the rear sight or just install a rail for use with an optic. This revolver would be tremendous fun to shoot targets with or use for varmint hunting. It will also make a nice companion for a 686 if you have one. Any way you slice it this will be a nice addition to the collection of one lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!

Smith & Wesson S&W Model 648 .22 Mag 6" Double Action Revolver 1991
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 648 .22 Mag 6″ Double Action Revolver 1991