SOLD FOR: $1925
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 25-2, The 1955 .45 Target Heavy Barrel
Serial Number: N459491
Year of Manufacture: 1977-1978
Caliber: .45 ACP
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 CAL. MODEL 1955”. 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 1/2″, Pinned
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge blade set on a ramped base that is integral to the serrated rib. The rear sight is a square notch Smith & Wesson micrometer sight adjustable for windage and elevation.
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 some light handling marks, no major defects. The checkering is mostly sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent 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 are some faint scuffs, mostly on the barrel. There are a few spots of thinning, most noticeable on the left side of the barrel between the markings and frame. There are some little tiny spots of finish wear on the frame under the grips. The cylinder has a turn line through the finish and a streak of thinning. There are some scattered light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp but the grip screw is lightly worn with a serviceable slot. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup has minimal movement. 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 a presentation case, serial matching cardboard shipping box, cleaning kit, screwdriver, paperwork including the manual, and moonclips.
Our Assessment: This is Smith & Wesson’s model 25-2, a heavy barreled target revolver chambered in .45 ACP with a 6 1/2? barrel, adjustable sights, and Goncalo Alves target stocks. This one has hardly any wear and comes in a presentation case with a serial matching shipping box, with a cleaning kit, and factory paperwork including a manual. It is in Excellent 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, especially with its included accessories, and one the collectors won’t want to miss out on given its high condition. Please see our pictures and good luck!