SOLD FOR: $1325
Make: Smith & Wesson Performance Center
Model: 327 M&P R8, 170292A
Serial Number: CUW0482
Year of Manufacture: 2015
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: 8-Shot, Double Action / Single Action, Swing-Out, Fluted Cylinder Revolver
Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked “M&P R8” and “8” surrounded by eight dots, the left is marked “S&W 357 MAGNUM”. The left side of the frame has S&W’s Performance Center monogram logo, the right side of the frame has the four line Marcas Registradas. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model number. The butt is marked with the serial number. The yoke and the sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The underside of the topstrap is marked “A”.
Barrel Length: 5?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with a recessed white dot and is pinned to a rise at the front of the barrel shroud. The rear sight is a “V” notch in a base adjustable for windage and elevation. Under the rear sight base, the topstrap is drilled and tapped for an optic mount. The top-rear of the barrel shroud is also drilled and tapped for an optic mount. The bottom of the barrel shroud, forward of the ejector shroud, is drilled and tapped for an accessory rail. A single rail comes included, also included are four mounting screws and four filler screws.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is an S&W marked black pebble-textured rubber Hogue Monogrip with finger grooves which leaves the top portion of the backstrap exposed. The grip has light handling wear. There are scattered scuffs and marks. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grip is in about Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Black Scandium & Black Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the Electrochemically Machined Rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. There is some faint wear on the leading edges of the barrel. There are some little spots of finish loss on the edges of the trigger guard and front edge of the frame below the yoke. There are some scattered scuffs plus some little nicks and scratches on the cylinder. The cylinder has a light turn line. The screw heads are sharp except for the grip screw which is tool marked with a strong slot. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double-action trigger is smooth and the single-action trigger is crisp. The cylinder has light play on each chamber when the trigger is depressed. 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 hard case, accessory rail, four mounting screws, and four filler screws.
Our Assessment: Performance Center guns originate from standard designs or are created from the ground up. From hand-cutting and fitting to fine tuning for precision, these firearms are top performers. Products from the Performance Center are the ultimate expression of old-world craftsmanship blended with modern technology. This is Smith & Wesson’s Model 327 Performance Center M&P R8, perhaps one of the finest out-of-the-box defensive or competition revolvers. It has a capacity of 8-rounds of .357 Magnum or .38 Special and the cylinder is cut for use with moon clips, allowing for the fastest possible reloads and the most consistent ejection. The iron sights are great for fast acquisition, but the revolver is also ready to accept a scope or red-dot as well as a light or laser sight. The scandium frame keeps the weight down to just over two pounds. The gun is in Fine condition, showing signs of standard use, and comes with a host of nice accessories. This is a wonderful opportunity at one of the finest production revolvers in the world. Please see our pictures and good luck!