SOLD FOR: $1258
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 57-5 Mountain Gun
Serial Number: CJH9665
Year of Manufacture: 2005
Caliber: .41 Remington Magnum
Action Type: Single or Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The right of the barrel is marked “Mountain Gun”, the left is marked “41 MAGNUM”. The left side of the frame is marked with the S&W monogram logo and the right of the frame is marked with the four-line marcas registradas address. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model numbers, the butt of the grip frame is also marked with the serial number. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 4?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade pinned to a ramped base on the serrated rib on the barrel. The front sight has been painted by a previous owner. The rear sight is a flat-topped square notch Millet sight which is adjustable for windage & elevation and screwed to the top strap. The underside of the topstrap is drilled and tapped for mounting optics.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a checkered black rubber Pachmayr Gripper grip with finger grooves. The grip has a tear on the back at the bottom. There are some scattered light marks and light handling wear. The checkering is mostly strong. The grips rate in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright with well-defined Electro Chemically Machined rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is some discoloration on the front sight blade. There is some finish wear on the edge of the muzzle. There are some scattered little marks through the finish, the most noticeable are on the trigger guard, cylinder, and left side of the barrel at the frame. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is a turn line through the finish on the cylinder. There is light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp to lightly worn with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup shows minor side-to-side play with the trigger depressed. The double-action trigger is smooth and the single-action trigger 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: None.
Our Assessment: This is a S&W Model 57 Mountain Gun .41 Magnum revolver. It has a 4” barrel, a blued finish, adjustable target sights, and finger groove Ahrendds wood grips. The .41 Rem. Mag. was conceived by Elmer Keith and was originally intended for hunting and law enforcement use. He envisioned two different loads: a hot load for hunting and a milder police load. When used with heavy hunting loads, the .41 Magnum offers a flatter trajectory than the .44 Magnum, and can nearly equal its muzzle energy, especially in the new loadings available from Cor-Bon and Buffalo Bore. The .41 Magnum never caught on to the same extent as the smaller .357 or larger .44 Magnum, making these revolvers more scarce than the Models 27 and 29. This particular example is in Fine condition retaining a shootable bore and strong mechanics. This is a great find for the S&W collector or .41 Magnum fan. Please see our photos and good luck!