SOLD FOR: $1126.45
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 625-2, The Model of 1989 .45 Stainless, Product Code 100927
Serial Number: BEC4456
Year of Manufacture: 1989
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: 6-Shot, Single & Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The right side of the barrel is marked “45 CAL MODEL OF 1989″. The yoke cut is marked “BEC4456 / M625-2”. The right side of the frame is marked with the four line Marcas Registradas address and the left side is marked with S&W’s monogram logo. The butt is marked with the serial number. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “F” and the ejector rod cut out is marked “S”. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 5″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge blade pinned to a rise in the serrated barrel rib. The rear sight is a square-notch leaf click adjustable for windage and elevation, screwed to the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a checkered black rubber Pachmayr Presentation grip. The grip has a few scattered light marks and the checkering is strong. There are no rips or tears. The grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There are a couple of small spots of minor surface erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 93% of its metal finish. There are some scuffs and rubs that have caused smooth spots on the matte finish. There are a few little nicks and scratches, the most noticeable are on the right recoil shield. There is a turn line on the cylinder. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup has minor play on each of the six chambers. The double-action trigger is smooth and the single-action is crisp. This revolver can be fired without moon clips but the extractor will not function without moon clips. 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 serial-matching S&W box, paperwork including the manual, 3 half-moon clips, and a cleaning kit.
Our Assessment: The S&W Model 625 is a gun with an interesting, if confusing, history. There was never a 625 no dash, nor have any 625-1s been seen with the first revolvers being model 625-2. These early production guns have been seen marked both “Model of 1989”, as this one is, and “Model of 1988”. This example is a 625-2 chambered for .45 ACP, able to be used with or without moon clips (though the extractor will only function with the clips). Able to share ammunition with semi-automatics chambered for the same cartridge, this is a great revolver to add to a collection which is already shooting this classic pistol caliber. The gun is in about Fine condition with about 93% of its matte stainless finish, a great bore, sweet trigger pulls, and strong mechanics. Please see our photos and good luck!