Smith & Wesson Governor Executive .45 / .410 2.75” SA/DA Revolver 1 of 100

SOLD FOR: $1,325

WOA#: WY240109CG001

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: Governor Executive Edition 1/100

Serial Number: CRW8146

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .45 Colt – .45 ACP – .410 2.5”

Action Type:  Revolver, Single / Double Action with swing out fluted cylinder with ejector.

Markings: Left side of the barrel is marked “Smith & Wesson Governor” and the left side of the revolver frame is marked with Smith & Wesson’s logo. The right side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON .45 COLT – .45 ACP – .410 2-½” “. The right side of the frame is marked with “Executive Edition 1 of 100” the Smith & Wesson logo and “SPFLD, MA S&W, U.S.A.”. Pistol grips are marked with the Smith & Wesson logo and “GREAT SEAL OF THE GOVERNOR”. Inside the crane cut is marked “CRW8146 GOV”. The inside of the grips is marked with “62”.

Barrel Length: 2.75”

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a tritium lamp, single dot blade dovetailed into the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch channel machined into the top of the frame.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth white plastic with finger grooves and no visible wear, chips or cracks. The grips rate in Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Black with gold star band on the cylinder.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is what appears to be some erosion concentrated at the bottom of the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 7/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The frame has a small scratch below the cylinder release and some marring to the frame where the cylinder swings out. The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are crisp. The cylinder has a very small but visible turnline. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: There is almost no side to side play in the cylinder while in lock up. Both the single action and double action trigger pulls are very smooth and crisp. This revolver is equipped with a frame safety lock. 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: Original Factory Box, Cable Lock, Safety & Instruction Manual, two frame safety keys, gun sock, fired case in envelope, One segmented Moon Clip, and Two full moon clips.

Our Assessment: The Smith & Wesson Governor Executive Edition is a specialized and refined variant of the iconic Governor revolver, tailored for discerning shooters and collectors alike. This revolver is renowned for its versatility, as it can chamber not only .410 shotshells but also .45 Colt and .45 ACP cartridges, providing a wide range of ammunition options suitable for various purposes, from self-defense to hunting. The Executive Edition elevates the Governor’s aesthetics with premium features such as a two-tone finish, combining polished stainless steel with a matte black frame, enhancing its visual appeal and sophistication. Additionally, it boasts custom grips, further enhancing its luxurious look and comfortable grip. These enhancements make the Governor Executive Edition not only a highly functional firearm but also a collector’s piece. Whether for personal protection, recreational shooting, or as a fun addition to a firearm collection, the Smith & Wesson Governor Executive Edition embodies a blend of performance, versatility, and refined elegance. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Smith & Wesson Governor Executive .45 / .410 2.75” SA/DA Revolver 1 of 100
Smith & Wesson Governor Executive .45 / .410 2.75” SA/DA Revolver 1 of 100