SOLD FOR: $3525
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 500 ES
Serial Number: DAP6342
Year of Manufacture: 2007
Caliber: .500 S&W Magnum
Action Type: 5-Shot, Double / Single Action, Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder Hand Ejector Revolver.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “500 S&W MAGNUM”, the right is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the left side of the frame has a S&W monogram (found again on the sides of the grip) and “L” with arrow for frame lock indication, the right is marked with the four line Marcas Registradas and the sideplate is marked “500 / ES”. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model number, the yoke is marked “764”. The butt is marked with the serial number. The left of the grip frame is marked “K”, “T” and “F13”, the right is marked “764” and “29404”.
Barrel Length: 2 3/4″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade with red-orange plastic insert pinned to a rise in the serrated rib. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched and white outlined leaf in a micrometer-click adjustable base. The topstrap is drilled and tapped under the rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one piece S&W monogram Hogue Monogrip pebble-textured black rubber stock that completely covers the grip frame with finger grooves. The grip has some light scuffing in the smooth portions and a couple of scattered light marks. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grip is in about Very Good-plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are only a few scattered light marks and a very faint turn line. The mounting bracket for the grip has surface oxidation (concealed when assembled) and there is very light wear on the frame from the grip (concealed while assembled). The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup produces almost no play on each chamber. The double action trigger is smooth and 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: None.
Our Assessment: The S&W 500 is built on S&W’s largest frame, the X-Frame, which was developed because none of S&W’s existing double-action frame designs could handle the muzzle energy and pressures generated by the .500 S&W cartridge. It is one of the most powerful production revolvers in the world today, and it is being marketed as being “the world’s most powerful handgun” by S&W. The Model 500 can fire a bullet weighing 350 gr (22.7 g; 0.8 oz) at 1975 feet per second (602 m/s) generating a muzzle energy of over 3,030 foot-pounds force (4.1 kJ) and a momentum of 13.7 Newton second. This example is the Emergency Survival, or ES, model and would be a nice companion in bear country or companion to other Smith & Wessons in your collection. Please see our pictures and good luck!