Sold For: $1,205.00
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 651 ‘The .22 M.R.F. Target Kit Gun’, Square Butt Target J-Frame.
Serial Number: ADY5831
Year of Manufacture: 1984 (Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson by Jim Supica & Richard Nahas Page 400)
Caliber: .22 M.R.F. (Magnum Rimfire)
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 side is marked “22 M.R.F. CTG.”, the underside flat is marked “S”. The left side of the frame has S&W’s trademark logo, the right side of the frame has the four line Marcas Registradas. The butt of the grip frame is marked with the serial number. The yoke cut is marked “MOD. 651″, the yoke is marked “09492 / S / B7”. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “F”, the grip panels have gold-colored S&W medallions.
Barrel Length: 4”, with un-shrouded ejector rod and solid, serrated rib; the top of the rib is matte finished for glare reduction.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an integral serrated ramp blade with an orange insert. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched leaf in a micrometer-click base that is adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut Magna grips with gold-colored S&W medallions. The stocks show only a few tiny marks which go unnoticed until close inspection, the grain pattern on both panels are really nice. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte & Brushed Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Factory 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 98% of its metal finish. The cylinder has a faint drag line, indicating light use outside of factory testing, the revolver had proper care in the interim. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder produces solid full lockup of all 6 chambers. The chambers are counter bored. The double action trigger pull is smooth, 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 the original factory cardboard box, inner box insert, wax paper and a grouping of factory paperwork. The outer box has some scrapes and roughing from storage, the inner box has only light bending, the paperwork is in Excellent condition, the wax paper is in Very Good condition and the boxes are in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This is a Smith & Wesson 651 ‘kit’ pistol, named as such for its usefulness in one’s ‘kit’ on hiking, camping or other outdoor excursions. This pistol has about 98% of its finish remaining looking to have seen minimal use. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion, making this a superb item that is chambered in .22 Magnum, which has as much energy at 100 yards as .22 L.R. produces at point blank range! With its original box and other goodies, the collectors are sure to notice this one. Please see our pictures and good luck.