SOLD FOR: $1259.56
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 25-5, The 1955 .45 Target Heavy Barrel
Serial Number: N656645
Year of Manufacture: 1979-1980
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 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: 8 3/8″, Pinned
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 is a hairline crack on the left panel at the corner where the backstrap widens into the frame. There are some little nicks and scratches. There are some scattered patches of finish loss. There is some wear on the bottom edges. There are a few light hairline scratches. The checkering is mostly sharp. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good-Fine 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 95% of its metal finish. There are some spots of oxidation, most noticeable on the frame, cylinder, and side plate. There are some scattered light marks and a few faint scuffs. There are a few little spots of finish loss on the frame under the grips. There are a few scattered little scuffs, most noticeable on the trigger guard. There are some little dings on the top of the frame on the left-front corner. There are some scattered light marks. The cylinder has a turn line through the finish. The screw heads are mostly sharp, the grip screw is lightly worn. 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: None.
Our Assessment: This is Smith & Wesson’s model 25-5, a heavy barreled target revolver chambered in .45 Colt with a 8 3/8? 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 1979-1980. It looks good and has only light wear. It is in Fine condition with about 95% 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!