SOLD FOR: $907.01
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 520 The .357 Magnum Military & Police
Serial Number: N558075
Year of Manufacture: 1980 (The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson 3rd Edition, Supica & Nahas, P245)
Caliber: .357 Magnum & .38 Special
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double Action / Single Action, Sing-Out Fluted Cylinder Revolver.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right side is marked “S.&W. 357 MAGNUM”, the right side plate is marked with S&W’s trademark logo, the right side of the frame is marked with the four line Marcas Registradas. The yoke is marked “X7X27 / A8″, the yoke cut is marked “MOD-520”. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “Y”. The left side of the grip frame is marked “A8 / X7X27 / B12” and a faint “B23, the butt is marked with the serial number, the right side of the grip frame is marked “G” in circle , “4598” and “Y” in triangle.
Barrel Length: 4”, Pinned with Shrouded Ejector Rod.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a black serrated ramp blade that is integral to a rise in the barrel; the top of the barrel is finished matte with a flat top for glare reduction. The rear sight is a square notch in the top of the frame, sitting before a “U” channel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are ‘PC style walnut grips’ (Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson) with smooth areas bordering the checkering, with gold-colored S&W medallions at the top of each panel. The left panel has a very small scuff on the top-front corner between the medallion and the frame and there are some very light handling marks. There is no other notable wear or damage to the grips. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte & Polished Blue with Case Colored Trigger & Hammer
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. The cylinder has a faint turn line which is not through the finish and there are some light handling marks scattered throughout. The screw heads are sharp except for the grip screw which shows slight disfigurement with a well-useable slot. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder is solid, with no measureable movement fore to aft or side to side and the timing is correct. The double action trigger pull is smooth, the single action is crisp. The barrel is pinned and the cylinder is counter-bored and fluted. 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: This revolver comes with its original, serialized two piece blue Bangor Punta cardboard box with the end label reflecting the serial number and configuration of this item. A sheet of S&W wax paper and an assortment of factory paperwork which does not include a manual ar included as well. The factory box has light wear on the corners with a few marks in the surfaces. The box is in about Fine condition overall.
Our Assessment: From the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 3rd Edition, page 245: “Introduced in May of 1980. Double-action revolver built on the square butt N service frame…originally ordered for the New York State Police but never delivered. The only .357 Magnum manufactured on an N frame without target sights. Weight 40oz “N” serial range of N557750-N560860 with 3,000 manufactured in 1980.” This is a rare gem that has survived quite well. About 98% of the finish remains; the cylinder has a turn line that has not crossed through the finish. The grip has a tiny scuff at the top-front corner on the right panel but no other wear or damage. The bore is bright with very little evidence of use. It looks like this pistol was handled and stored more than it was brought out to shoot with little evidence of use with live ammunition outside of the factory. This is a great addition to any Smith & Wesson or revolver collection. The original factory box, with reflective serial number and wax paper are included. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California and CANNOT be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. This does not apply to out of state residents.