SOLD FOR: $2100
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 13-2, The .357 Magnum Military & Police Heavy Barrel
Serial Number: 9D01316
Year of Manufacture: 1981
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double / Single Action, Swing-Out Cylinder Hand Ejector Revolver.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The side plate is marked with the S&W trademark logo. The right side of the barrel is marked “S.&W. .357 MAGNUM”. The right side of the frame, below the cylinder, is marked with the four line “Marcas Registradas” address. The bottom of the grip frame is marked with the serial number “9D01316”. The yoke cut is marked “MOD. 13-2”. The yoke and sides of the grip frame are marked with inspection marks. The inside of the right grip is marked “01315”.
Barrel Length: 3” Heavy
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade, which is pinned to the barrel rib. The rear sight is a square notch, sitting before a “U” channel on the top strap of the frame.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered round butt magna stocks with S&W medallions at the top. There are some scattered light marks. The checkering is strong. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
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 96% of its metal finish. There are a few little marks through the finish scattered over the barrel. There are some scattered light marks. There is a turn line through the finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup produces very light 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: Included is a Galco leather holster.
Our Assessment: The Smith & Wesson Model 13 is a continuation of the Model 10-6 prototype with a heavy barrel and unshrouded ejector rod. This example was made between 1975-1976 and is still in Fine Plus condition. The model 13 was popular as a carry and duty gun, being issued within the FBI in 1974 and 1986-1987, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and several other law enforcement agencies. It would make a fine carry, duty or home defense revolver. In this condition, it would also make a nice addition to a Smith collection. Please see our pictures and good luck!