SOLD FOR: $2,725.00
Make: Freedom Arms
Model: 97 Premier Grade
Serial Number: N0760
Year of Manufacture: 2005 (per Freedom Arms)
Caliber: .357 Magnum / .38 Special
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with 6-Round Side Loading Gate Cylinders
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “FREEDOM ARMS MODEL 97 .357 MAG / *FREEDOM, WYOMING U.S.A.*”. The left side of the frame is marked “N 0760”. The bottom of the frame in front of the grip frame is marked “PATENTED”. The right side of the frame is marked “FREEDOM ARMS / PREMIER GRADE”. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “N0760”.
Barrel Length: 4 1/4″ Octagonal
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a flat topped square-notch milled at the rear of a “U”-channel milled in the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The installed grips are two-piece black laminated hardwood panels. The panels have no notable wear or damage with only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: The finish is brushed stainless steel with jeweled hammer and trigger.
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 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage with only very light handling marks. Neither of the unfluted cylinders have a turn-line or any notable wear or damage. The screw heads are sharp. The pin heads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The cylinder lock-up is SOLID, with NO PLAY WHATSOVER on any of the six chambers, and the trigger breaks crisply. The action functions correctly. The hammer has a ½ cock position. 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 in a one-piece blue cardboard Freedom Arms box with blue foam interior sections, serial-matching end-label and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual and test target.
Our Assessment: Freedom Arms makes premier quality firearms, and this single action Model 97 Premier Grade revolver is no exception. The action and trigger pull are exceptional. The mechanics are exquisite as is the condition. This is a really nice package for the handgun shooter made by perhaps the best manufacturer of single-action revolvers in the world. Just look at that test target! One ragged hole at 25 yards is all you can ask for. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This single action revolver can be transferred as a dealer sale in California but CANNOT be sold as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.