SOLD FOR: $2425
Make: Smith & Wesson Performance Center
Model: 627-5, Product Number 170133A
Serial Number: DNV0165
Year of Manufacture: 2021
Caliber: .357 Magnum & .38 Special
Action Type: Single Action and Double Action 8-Shot Swing Out Non-Fluted Cylinder Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “357 Mag 8x”. The left side of the frame has an S&W Performance Center logo. The right of the barrel is marked “Performance / Center”. The right of the frame has the four-line Marcas Registradas address. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model numbers, the butt is marked with the serial number. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The underside of the topstrap is marked “A”.
Barrel Length: 2 5/8?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an orange ramped blade dovetailed into a ramped riser integral to the barrel. The rear sight is a white-outlined square notch adjustable for windage and elevation in a base screwed to the topstrap. The topstrap is drilled and tapped for mounting optics (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood grips with finger grooves that enclose the frontstrap but leave the butt and backstrap exposed. There are a couple of light marks from use and storage. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips rate in about Excellent 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 revolver retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered little scuffs that have caused smooth spots on the matte stainless finish, the most noticeable is on the sideplate and on the cylinder. There is a thin turn line on the cylinder. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger is smooth, the single action is crisp. The cylinder locks up with almost no play on each chamber when the trigger is depressed. We have not fired this gun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a serial matching hard case, paperwork including the manual, a single 5 Star Firearms speedloader, and a Crimson Trace checkered black rubber laser grip. The grip has finger grooves and encloses the grip frame. There are a few light handling marks, no major defects. The laser functions correctly and the grip rates in about Excellent condition.
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 Performance Center 627-5, a stainless steel 8-shot revolver with the chambers recessed for use with moon clips and chamfered for quicker reloads. 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 little evidence and 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!