SOLD FOR: $2635.55
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: Special Factory Engraved Edition Model 63 No Dash, 1977 .22/32 Kit Gun Stainless
Serial Number: M104329
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double / Single Action, Swing-Out, Fluted Cylinder Revolver.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right is marked “.22 LONG RIFLE 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 “MOD.63”. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The back of the cylinder is marked “V”, the barrel flat is marked “S”. The barrel flat is also marked “4329”. The butt is marked with the serial number. The revolver has factory scroll engraving coverage.
Barrel Length: 4” Pinned, with solid, serrated rib.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade with a red insert, integral 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 grips are two-piece checkered walnut magna stocks with S&W medallions. The rear edges are slightly proud to the back of the frame. There are some scattered light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is mostly sharp. 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. There are a few machining marks. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some scattered draglines and a few scuffs, some have caused tiny smooth spots. The most noticeable smooth spots are on the frontstrap. There are some scattered handling marks. There is a turn line on the cylinder. The screwheads are sharp to lightly used. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent 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 Smith & Wesson letter and a Smith & Wesson branded Bob Allen soft case.
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 No Dash model from before they eliminated the pinned barrel. The Smith & Wesson letter that comes with this gun states that it is a Special Engraved Edition and that it shipped to Ashland Shooting Supply in 1980 and that there was also an engraved Model 66 in the order. The gun is in Excellent condition with some scattered light handling marks and operational wear. It looks phenomenal and has a great bore, it will be a fantastic addition to a collection lacking a 63 and should really appeal to those with an interest in engraved guns. Please see our pictures and good luck!
Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!