SOLD FOR: $1350
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 63-3, 1977 .22/32 Kit Gun stainless, 104000
Serial Number: CCA6442
Year of Manufacture: 1991-1998
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double / Single Action, Swing-Out Cylinder Hand Ejector Revolver.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON” and the right side is marked “.22 L.R. CTG.”. The left frame is marked with the trademark logo to the right of the cylinder and the right side of the frame, below the cylinder, is marked with the four line “Marcas Registradas” address. The yoke cut is marked with the serial number and model number “CCA6442 / 63-3” and the yoke has inspection marks. The butt is marked “CCA6442”. The sides of the grip frame have inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with an orange insert, integral to a serrated elevated base that is integral to the rib, which is serrated for glare reduction. The rear sight is an S&W micrometer click, flat top, square notched leaf that is adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood magna stocks. There are a few little marks through the finish, most noticeable towards the bottoms. The right panel has a little ding into the edge along the backstrap. The checkering is mostly strong. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
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 original finish. There are scattered light scuffs and handling marks. There are a few light scuffs, mostly on the cylinder. There is a turn line on the cylinder. There are few little spots of discoloration on the hammer. The barrel is slightly over-rotated, this is best observed when looking down at where the front sight base of the barrel and rear sight base channel of the topstrap meet. The grip screw is lightly worn, the rest are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup produces barely perceptible side-to-side 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: This revolver comes with a serial matching blue hard case with paperwork including the manual.
Our Assessment: Introduced in 1977, the model 63 is a J-frame, stainless steel, rimfire revolver. Its smaller frame and .22 LR chambering make it a nice training revolver for new shooters but will be equally as fun for seasoned veterans. While this would make a great little kit gun for snakes and other small critters, plinker, or trainer for a new shooter, it’s sure to interest the Smith collectors given its high condition and original box. Please see our pictures and good luck!