SOLD FOR: $1247
Make: Smith & Wesson Performance Center
Serial Number: CYX8412
Year of Manufacture: 2015
Caliber: .357 Magnum / .38 Special
Action Type: 8-Shot, Double / Single Action, Swing-Out Cylinder Revolver.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “.357 MAG – 8 TIMES”, the right is marked “PERFORMANCE CENTER”, the left side of the frame has S&W’s Performance Center logo, the right has the four line Marcas Registradas. The yoke cut is marked “CYX8412 / 627-5”. The yoke and the sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The butt is marked “CYX8412”. The underside of the topstrap is marked “A”.
Barrel Length: 5”, slab-side with tapered underlug and serrated rib.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade pinned to a rise in the rib. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched leaf in a base that is micrometer-click adjustable for windage and elevation. The topstrap, under the rear sight base, is drilled and tapped for an optic mount (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece textured laminate wood with S&W logos carved near their tops, finger grooves and which leave the top portion of the backstrap exposed. There are a couple minor marks, most noticeable on the bottom faces. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few little minor marks that have caused smooth spots. The trigger and hammer show light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder produces almost no play in lockup of all 8 chambers. The double action trigger pull 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 serial matching and three moonclips.
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 one such Performance Center 627-5, a matte stainless steel 8-shot revolver with the chambers recessed for use with moon clips. 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 of use and hardly anything in the way of wear. If you’re looking to get into ICORE, revolver division in USPSA or just want an awesome revolver that can hold eight rounds of .357 magnum, look no further. Please see our pictures and good luck!