SOLD FOR: $1650
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 25-5, The 1955 .45 Target Heavy Barrel
Serial Number: AUC7396
Year of Manufacture: 1986
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 crane cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The crane and the sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The butt is marked with the serial number. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “9”.
Barrel Length: 4″
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 a few little marks and light scratches through the finish, the most noticeable are on the football cut, the right panel at the top, and on the bottom faces. 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 are a few small spots of surface erosion at the midsection.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 93% of its metal finish. There is finish loss on some of the edges, most noticeable at the muzzle. There are a few little marks through the finish. There are a few little spots of thinning, most noticeable on the trigger guard. There are a few little spots of discoloration on the trigger guard. There are some scattered light draglines and light handling marks. The cylinder has a turn line through the finish. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine 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 non-factory storage box and Smith & Wesson paper lining.
Our Assessment: This is Smith & Wesson’s model 25-5, a heavy barreled target revolver chambered in .45 Colt with a 4? barrel, adjustable sights, and Goncalo Alves target stocks. The Model 25, and its pre-numbered version, are built on the N-Frame and were in production from 1955 to 1991 and have made later appearances in the “Heritage” and “Classics” series from Smith & Wesson. This one is a -5 Model from 1986. It looks great and has only light wear. It is in Fine condition with about 93% of its metal finish, a great bore, and good mechanics. 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!