Smith & Wesson S&W Model 27-2 .357 Mag 8 3/8″ Nickel DA/SA Revolver

SOLD FOR: $1501

LSB#: 210829DM06

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 27-2, The .357 Magnum

Serial Number: N494963

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 “N494963”. 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 “N494963 / MOD. 27-2”. The rear of the cylinder is marked “N” and “2”.

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 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: Nickel

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 some light draglines and swirls from use and storage. There are some small faint scuffs, most noticeable on the sideplate. There are one or two tiny little light nicks on the right side of the barrel. The cylinder has a light turn line. There are a few light halding marks. 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 hardly any 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, cleaning kit, screwdriver, and paperwork including the manual. The case has a few light marks and the interior is clean but has a couple cracks, in about Fine-Excellent 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 nickel finish, 8 3/8″ barrel, and nice checkered Goncalo Alves target stocks. It is in about Excellent condition with about 98% of its original nickel 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 & Wesson collection, especially with the included accessories. Please see our photos and good luck!

Smith & Wesson S&W Model 27-2 .357 Mag 8 3/8" Nickel DA/SA Revolver
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 27-2 .357 Mag 8 3/8″ Nickel DA/SA Revolver