SOLD FOR: $1300
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 25-5, The 1955 .45 Target Heavy Barrel
Serial Number: N714499
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Caliber: .45 Colt
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 COLT CTG.”. 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.
Barrel Length: 6″, Pinned
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated, ramped blade with a red plastic insert, integral to a rise in the serrated rib. The rear sight is a white-outlined square notch adjustable for windage and elevation, slotted and screw-secured to the topstrap.
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 are areas of staining and stubborn residue from deteriorated blue presentation case flock. There are light handling marks. 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.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is stubborn residue from deteriorated presentation case blue flock on the left side of the rear sight. The left side of the barrel has some little spots of minor oxidation at the muzzle. There are a few scattered light marks. There is a faint turn line on the cylinder, hardly noticeable. There are a few light handling marks. The cylinder has 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. 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 wood presentation case and cardboard case cover with a non-matching label to a different model. The blue flock of the case has deteriorated.
Our Assessment: This is Smith & Wesson’s model 25-5, a heavy barreled target revolver chambered in .45 Colt with a 8 3/8? barrel, adjustable sights, and Goncalo Alves target stocks. This one has only a bit of wear and comes in a presentation case. It is in Fine Plus 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!