SOLD FOR: $1332
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 627-5 Pro Series, Product Code 178014A
Serial Number: DDZ0342
Year of Manufacture: 2017 (Box Label)
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: 8-Shot, Double / Single Action, Swing-Out, Fluted Cylinder Revolver.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “S&W .357 MAGNUM”, the right is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the left side of the frame has S&W’s monogram logo, the right has the four-line Marcas Registradas. The sideplate is marked “Pro Series”. The yoke cut is marked “DDZ0342 / 627-5”. The yoke is marked “329”. The butt is marked “DDZ0342”. The left of the grip frame has inspection marks and a QR code. The underside of the topstrap is marked “A”.
Barrel Length: 4”, with tapered underlug and solid rib.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade with a red insert, pinned to a rise in the rib. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched white outlined leaf in a base that is micrometer-click adjustable for windage and elevation. The topstrap, under the rear sight base, is drilled and tapped for an optic mount (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece S&W marked pebble-textured black rubber Hogue Monogrip with finger grooves which leaves the top portion of the backstrap exposed. The grip has no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no rips or tears. The grips rate in about Excellent overall 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 pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. The cylinder has a thin turn-line. There are a few little nicks on the backstrap. The trigger and hammer have operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup produces hardly any movement. The double action trigger pull 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 in a blue plastic S&W case with a serial matching label, three full-moon clips, two keys for the internal locking system, and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual.
Our Assessment: The Model 627 was originally introduced by Smith & Wesson in 1989 as a special edition stainless version of the model 27, with a 6-shot cylinder. Production would later continue as an 8-shot Performance Center revolver. This example is a newer model Pro Series 627-5, a stainless steel 8-shot revolver with the chambers recessed for use with moon clips. This makes for a great defensive or competition revolver, with higher capacity than some semi-automatics and similar reloading speeds with moon clips. It is in Excellent condition with evidence of use but also meticulous care and maintenance. The gun comes with its original box and would make a great revolver to add to any collection. Please see our pictures and good luck.