SOLD FOR: $1200
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 63-5, 1977 .22/32 Kit Gun Stainless, SKU. 162634
Serial Number: CSS9355
Year of Manufacture: 2012
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: 8-Shot, Double / Single Action, Swing-Out, Fluted Cylinder Revolver.
Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right is marked “.22 L.R. CTG.”, the left side of the frame has S&W’s monogram logo, the right has the four line Marcas Registradas. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The butt is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 3″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a red fiber optic insert, it is pinned to a rise in the solid, serrated rib. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched leaf in a base that is micrometer-click adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a black rubber Hogue grip with finger grooves and their pebble texture. There are a few scattered light marks. The texturing is strong. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent 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 pistol retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are some scattered draglines and scuffs. There are some more noticeable scuffs on the cylinder which have caused smooth areas. There are some light handling marks. There is a light turn line on the cylinder. The screwheads are sharp to lightly used. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder produces very little side-to-side play. 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 box with paperwork including the manual, two pairs of aftermarket checkered wood grips in Excellent condition, and a Bianchi left hand leather holster.
Our Assessment: Introduced in 1977, the model 63 is a J-frame, stainless steel, rimfire revolver. Its smaller frame and .22 LR chambering make it a nice training revolver for new shooters, especially those with smaller hands. These handy revolvers are dubbed “Kit Guns” for their usefulness in one’s “kit” on hiking, fishing, camping, or other outdoor excursions. This is a Dash 5 model from 2012 with a 3″ barrel, fiber optic front sight, and an 8-shot cylinder. The gun is in Fine Plus condition with only a few scattered light marks and operational wear. It looks great and has a great bore, it will be a nice addition to a collection lacking a 63 and it would also make a great revolver for training and recreation. Please see our pictures and good luck!