Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: Model 351PD AirLite
Serial Number: CRZ1601
Year of Manufacture: 2004-Present
Caliber: .22 Magnum Rimfire
Action Type: Single and Double Action Swing Out Cylinder Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON” . The yoke cut is marked “CRZ1601 / 351PD” and the yoke is marked “534”. There is an S&W logo on the left side of the frame and an “Z” and “U” on the left side of the grip frame. “CRZ1601” is marked on the underside of the grip frame. The right side of the grip frame is marked “534 / 29537”. The right side plate is marked “AirLite PD”. The right side of the frame is marked “SPFLD,MA / S&W U.S.A.” and “.22 M.R.F. CTG” is marked on the right side of the barrel.
Barrel Length: 1 7/8”
Sights / Optics: The revolver is mounted with a pinned red fiber optic front sight. There is a “U” notch rear sight milled into the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two piece smooth cocobolo with finger grooves. The right panel has a light scratch starting at the grip screw escutcheon and extending up to the edge of the grip near the backstrap. Both panels have very light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks on either grip panel. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Black
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are cylinder drag marks visible on the cylinder, but they do not go through the finish. There are a couple of light marks behind the hammer at the top of the grip frame, on the front right edge of the trigger guard and at either corner of the frame under the yoke. The front face of the cylinder has scattered light scratches. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly single and double action. This is a Round Butt “J” Frame revolver with checkered hammer and smooth trigger. The actual barrel has a recessed crown and is threaded into the frame and surrounded by a barrel shroud housing. We did not fire this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This is an interesting, very light (listed at 10.6 ounces) 7 shot revolver in .22 Magnum. It comes with beautiful cocobolo boot grips. It is light enough for backpacking, hiking or any field use where weight is a consideration and .22 LR is not enough gun. Seven rounds of .22 Magnum is nothing to scoff at for a concealed carry revolver, either. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This revolver CANNOT be transferred as a Dealer Sale in California. It CAN be transferred as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.