SOLD FOR: $1,485.00
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: CFD8743
Year of Manufacture: 2001-Present
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with 7- Shot swing out cylinder
Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The right side plate has the S&W logo surrounded by electrons and “AirLitePD”. The right side of the frame is marked with the four line Marcas Registradas. The left side of the barrel is marked “.357 S&W MAGNUM”. The left side of the frame is marked with the serial number and S&W logo. The yoke is marked “911”. The yoke cut is marked “CFD8743 / 386PD”. The left side of the frame under the grips is marked “A24 / C3”. The right side is marked “911 / 22933”.
Barrel Length: 2 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp with red insert pinned to a serrated rise in the barrel rib. The rear sight is a square notch leaf set in S&W standard micoclick adjustable sight. The top strap of the pistol has been drilled and tapped from the factory for the installation of a scope base or rail for other sights (none are included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two piece smooth wood grips. The grips are tight to the frame. There is a slight gap at the front strap and the grips are proud to the backstrap, most noticeably at the bottom of the backstrap. The right panel has a small chip on the front by the bottom of the trigger guard, a small scratch at the back near the top of the backstrap, another small scratch just to the outside of the shoulder of the backstrap, and a pinhead sized compression mark just to the rear of the grip screw bushing. There is little indication of handling. The inside of the left grip panel is signed “Wayne / Lee”. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Black, Titanium Cylinder is Grey
Finish Originality: 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 finish. There is a light turn line on the cylinder. The right side of the barrel has a small mark immediately in front of the frame. There is a small mark on the muzzle which does not reach through the crown to the land which it is over. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger is smooth and the single action trigger is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This model was introduced in 2001 as a personal defense (PD) version of the 382Sc “Mountain Lite”. There are lightweight .357 revolvers, there are compact .357 revolvers, there are .357 revolvers with a capacity of 7, then there’s this! Weighing in at 18.3 oz (unloaded), you could not ask for a more comfortable carry revolver with a higher capacity chambered in .357 magnum. With windage and elevation adjustable sights, the 386PD offers all of this and precision, too. Please see our photos and good luck!