Smith & Wesson S&W Model 27-2 .357 Magnum 6″ DA/SA Revolver 1977-1978

SOLD FOR: $1305

LSB#: 220118NO010

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 27-2, The .357 Magnum

Serial Number: N434373

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 “N434373”. 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. The rear face of the cylinder is stamped “2”.

Barrel Length: 6”, 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 smooth goncalo alves target stocks with medallions and a football cut. There is a chip loss repair on both panels on the front at the very top. There is a thin hairline crack on the right panel at the corner where the backstrap widens into the frame. The grips have faint rotational movement. There are a couple of light handling marks. The grips rate in about Fine condition as repaired.

Type of Finish: Blue

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. There are some little spots of discoloration and finish loss from previous oxidation on the grip frame under the grips. There are a few little spots of finish loss on the frame under the grips. There are some little nicks and marks around the sideplate screws. There are a few tiny faint scuffs on the barrel. There are some light marks scattered over the barrel. The cylinder has some light little marks and faint thinning on the edges. There is some finish loss on the edges of the frame. There is a light turn line through the finish on the cylinder. There is some thinning on the controls. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup produces minor side-to-side 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, paperwork including the manual, and cleaning kit.

Our Assessment: The .357 Magnum was the king of handgun cartridges for decades and Smith & Wesson made some of the best. This is a Smith & Wesson double-action revolver made in 1977-1978. When first introduced by Smith & Wesson in 1935 it was known as the Registered Magnum and in 1939 Smith & Wesson changed the name to “The .357 Magnum”, and later the Model 27. It was noted for its durability and reliability and has been a favorite of shooters since its inception. The 3 ½” barrel length version of this revolver was extremely popular with FBI agents from the 1940s to the 1960s. General George Patton carried an ivory handled Registered Magnum with a 3 ½” barrel (along with his ivory handled Colt Peacemaker) Patton called the Model 27 his “killing gun”. This 6? revolver is in Fine condition with some scattered light wear. This 27-2 revolver looks great and should be a hit with the collectors, especially with its accessories. If it gets past the collectors, some lucky shooter will get a chance at one of the strongest double-action .357 Magnum revolvers ever made, built on S&W’s N frame, also used for the .44 Magnum. Please see our photos and good luck!

Smith & Wesson S&W Model 27-2 .357 Magnum 6" DA/SA Revolver 1977-1978
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 27-2 .357 Magnum 6″ DA/SA Revolver 1977-1978