SOLD FOR: $1,611.00
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: Model 547 Military and Police Revolver
Serial Number: 19D8347
Year of Manufacture: 1980-85
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Action Type: Single or Double Action 6 Shot Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder and Special Extractor Made for 9mm cases.
Markings: The flat under the yoke is marked “19D8347” and “MOD, 547”. The yoke flat is marked with “E12” and “31X74”. The bottom of the grip is marked 19D8347”. The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The right side of the barrel is marked “9MM CTG. PAT. 4127955”. The left side of the frame is marked with the S&W logo and the right side of the frame is marked with the 4 line Marcus Registradas address.
Barrel Length: The heavy barrel is 4” in length and has a thin solid rib along the top of the barrel.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a square groove in the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips on the round butt frame are checkered walnut with nickel S&W medallions at the top of each grip. There is an extremely tiny mark under the medallion on the right grip and the checkering is sharp with no mars. The grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: The revolver is blued, with a case colored hammer and trigger. The top of the barrel’s rib and the top strap have a matte finish to reduce glare.
Finish Originality: The finish is original.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99+% of its metal finish. There is an extremely light drag line in the cylinder. There are several tiny scratches under the finish on the right side of the frame and the sideplate that were never polished out before bluing at the factory. The ejector rod, hammer and cylinder latch knurling are sharp and the sideplate does not show signs of having been removed and replaced. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Mint condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lock-up is solid on all six chambers. The DA trigger is smooth and the SA trigger is crisp. The cylinder star has tiny finger type extractors that engage the extractor groove of the cartridges. The firing pin is floating and internal to the frame rather than being fixed to the hammer. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a blue factory cardboard box with cleaning accessories. The box is blue with white lettering. One of the end flaps has a factory label listing the correct make, model, caliber, serial number and barrel length of this pistol. The box has a separate white cardboard liner folded to fit this pistol. The outside of the box shows surface loss at its corners and a few light marks on its flat surfaces. The inside of the box is compressed slightly in the area of the cylinder and abraded in the areas of the hammer and the bottom of the butt. The box is in about Fine to Excellent condition. The cleaning accessories consist of a threaded aluminum cleaning rod with brass brush, both still sealed in their original plastic sack.
Our Assessment: This is a Smith and Wesson Model 547 9mm Military and Police double action revolver. It is chambered for 9mm Parabellum, has a 4” heavy barrel and a six round cylinder, and the cylinder has a star with extractors especially designed to fit the extractor grooves of 9mm cartridge cases. The pistol is in about Mint condition with about 99+% of its original finish remaining. It has an extremely light drag line in the cylinder and the tiniest of marks below the medallion in the right grip. The grip checkering is sharp with no mars and the bore is bright with sharp rifling. The revolver comes in its original factory box with factory cleaning equipment. This is a great looking revolver that looks as though it was shot only a few times and then locked back up for the next thirty years, taken out of the safe only to be cleaned and oiled. This gun is perfect for someone who collects S&W revolvers – a nice looking revolver that was only made for about 5 years with its factory box and accessories. if the collectors don’t pay enough attention, then someone is going to get a chance at a great looking K framed S&W double action revolver chambered in 9mm Parabellum that will be great for home protection and can also be used for concealed carry. With its perfect bore and tight cylinder lockup, this revolver should last for a lifetime of shooting enjoyment.