SOLD FOR: $2,250.00
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: KAZ0545
Year of Manufacture: 2002
Action Type: Semi Automatic Target pistol with Detachable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Performance / Center / 952 / mm” The left side of the frame is marked “KAZ0545”. The right side of the slide is marked “SMITH & WESSON / SPRINGFIELD, MA U.S.A.”. The right side of the frame is marked with the S&W Performance Center Logo and the model “952-1”
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed at the muzzle. The rear sight is an adjustable square notch target Wilson Combat sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are Smith & Wesson Factory wood checkered grips. The checkering is sharp throughout. The fit to the frame is acceptable and there are no visible chips or cracks. The gun does not appear to have been held much. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
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 metal finish. There is a slight scratch in the finish on the right side of the frame just in front of the model number. There is a small patch of surface erosion on the left side just above the trigger and below the serial number. The finish to the leading edges is strong throughout. The gun does not appear to have been used much. The screw heads are Sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions Correctly. 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: Included is a Smith & Wesson Performance Center hard case. Inside is the factory test cartridge, two Magazines (one in the gun one wrapped in wax paper) Masterlock, old sticker, and Silicone Cloth. The case is in excellent shape, the foam is depressed where the lock was stored.
Our Assessment: In the year 2000 when S&W released the 952 through the performance center it was billed as the most accurate 9mm in the world. This may have been a true statement if nothing more it is a very bold statement from S&W. This pistol is from 2002 judging by the test cartridge and it is our guess the gun has not moved since. The gun looks great with the smallest scratch on the right and tiny patch of surface erosion on the left. Honestly, we have seen guns worse then this described on the web as NIB. The gun feels amazing and the trigger crisp and smooth. As advertised by S&W, this is probably the most accurate 9mm pistol in the world. Please see our pictures and be the judge for yourself, Good Luck!