SOLD FOR: $1666
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 25-2, The 1955 .45 Target Heavy Barrel
Serial Number: N829627
Year of Manufacture: 1980-1982
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double Action / Single Action, Swing-Out, Fluted Cylinder Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right is marked “45 CAL. MODEL 1955”. The side plate has S&W’s monogram logo, the right side of the frame has the four line Marcas Registradas. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The yoke and the sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The butt is marked with the serial number. The right side of the grip frame has been hand marked “KS” by a previous owner.
Barrel Length: 6″, Pinned
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge blade set on a ramped base that is integral to the serrated rib. The rear sight is a square notch Smith & Wesson micrometer sight adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered Goncalo Alves target stocks with S&W medallions at their tops and a football cut. There is a mark into the wood on the top edge of the right panel. There are some scattered light marks and a few little areas of finish wear. There is a tiny mar on the back of the right panel under the butt of the grip frame. The checkering is mostly sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion but there is some stubborn fouling towards the forcing cone.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered light marks and faint scuffs. There are a few light handling marks. There are a couple faint marks through the finish. The cylinder has a turn line through the finish. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The mainspring is an upgraded replacement. 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 box, paperwork including the manual, two half-moon clips, and a cleaning kit with a screwdriver.
Our Assessment: This is Smith & Wesson’s model 25-5, a heavy barreled target revolver chambered in .45 ACP with a 6? barrel, adjustable sights, and Goncalo Alves target stocks. This one has hardly any wear and comes in its original box with a cleaning kit and factory paperwork including a manual. It is in Excellent condition with about 97% of its metal finish, a great bore, and good mechanics, this gun seriously looks sharp. This will make a great addition to a Smith & Wesson or revolver collection and one the collectors won’t want to miss out on given its high condition. Please see our pictures and good luck!