SOLD FOR: $1290
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 65-5 Lady Smith, The .357 Magnum Military & Police Heavy Barrel Stainless, No. 102608
Serial Number: CBC1463
Year of Manufacture: 1996
Caliber: .38 Special / .357 Magnum
Action Type: Single and Double Action with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked “S.&W.357 MAGNUM” and the left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The yoke cut is marked with the serial number over “65-5”. The left side of the frame has an S&W logo. The right side of the frame is marked with the four line “Marcas Registradas” address. The butt of the grip frame is marked with the serial number. The yoke and sides of the grip frame are marked with inspection marks. The sideplate is marked “Lady Smith”. The ejector rod cutout in the underlug is marked “S”.
Barrel Length: 3”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade set on the rib. The rear sight is a notch milled into the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth laminate rosewood with S&W medallions. There are a couple little marks through the finish on the front of each panel. There are a few light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Fine Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the Electro Chemically Machined rifling is strong. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some scattered areas of dark discoloration on the sides of the grip frame under the panels. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is some thinning to the case color of the hammer and trigger. This gun is stainless but there is what looks like a little patch of erosion on the front of the trigger guard. There are some light handling marks. There is a dragline on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double-action is smooth, the single action is crisp. The lockup has minor play. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be required to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a blue serial matching hard case, manual, and burbungdy Bob Allen Lady Smith zipper case.
Our Assessment: This S&W .357 Magnum revolver with its heavy 3” barrel is a true service handgun and can easily be carried openly or concealed. It is built on a round butt K-frame fitted with smooth rosewood laminate Ace Grips with S&W medallions. It has a smooth combat trigger and a service hammer. Unlike other Model 65s, it has a shrouded extractor rod. The extractor rod on 3? barrels is full length, unlike those found on 2 1/2? K frames and helps to facilitate case extraction and quick reloading. This one looks great and comes in its original box with the burgundy Bob Allen soft case. Dubbed the Lady Smith, it is no wonder it is a thing of beauty we all want to get our hands on. This is a great revolver with a stainless construction, convenient 3” barrel length, and smooth wood grips, it could serve as a perfect carry revolver but in its condition and with the accessories is sure to catch the eye of a collector. Please see our photos and good luck!