Smith & Wesson Model 500ES Bear Survival Kit 2 3/4″ 5-Shot DA/SA Revolver

SOLD FOR: $2,925

WOA#: WY240311WOA015

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 500 ES

Serial Number: DAN6775

Year of Manufacture: 2007, from the test cartridge envelope.

Caliber: 500 S&W Magnum

Action Type: 5-Shot, Single-Double Action, Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder Revolver

Markings:  The left side of the barrel is marked “500 S&W MAGNUM” and the right is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The left side plate has S&W’s monogram logo, the right side of the frame is marked “500 ES MADE IN U.S.A. MARCAS REGISTRADAS SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD, MASS.”.   The inside of the crane is marked, “DAN6775 MOD 500”. The crane is marked “297”. The left and right side of the grips are marked with the Smith and Wesson Logo.

Barrel Length: The barrel is 2 3/4″ with a solid rib and underlug.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a black, serrated ramp blade with an orange insert that is pinned to a rise in the barrel’s solid rib; the top of the rib is serrated and matte finished for glare reduction. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched and white outlined leaf in a micrometer-click adjustable base.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The grips are Hogue pillar-bedded orange rubber overmolded with S&W logo medallions. The pillars are strong with no wear. The orange color is a little dirty from handling. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish:  Brushed & Matte Stainless Steel.

Finish Originality:  Factory Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99.9% of its metal finish. The screw heads are sharp with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.  The cylinder has a thin drag line. This pistol looks to have been stored well for the majority of its life.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly with very light side-to-side play in lockup. This pistol has excellent lock up and crisp smooth trigger pull and action.  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: The pistol comes with a zippered pistol case, a large Vortex brand pressure sealed orange survival case, with a waterproofing gasket and foam inner liners. The lid’s foam has two cutouts for the unopened survival blankets and Bear Attacks of the Century book from Smith & Wesson; two keys for the pistol’s internal frame lock system, a whistle, compass, signal mirror, rope survival saw, test cartridge, wax paper fire starters, factory lock, keys, owner’s manual, group of factory paperwork, flint, and Morgan A. Taylor Smith & Wesson Extreme Ops folding blade knife / its nylon pouch, are all provided. The knife blade is 4 1/2″, OAL is 10. The blade is part serrated with a spear tip point, it is VERY heavy duty and the cutting edge is factory sharp. The blade is Titanium 440 Steel, it is marked “HAMMER FORGED / SURGICAL CHINA / CK42BS”.

Our Assessment: The Smith & Wesson 500 ES Bear survival pistol package is a comprehensive and powerful firearm solution designed for survival in bear country. At its core is the Smith & Wesson Model 500 revolver, chambered in .500 S&W Magnum, renowned for its incredible stopping power. This revolver, with its large frame and robust construction, is well-suited for handling the recoil generated by the potent .500 S&W Magnum cartridge. The .500 S&W Magnum cartridge itself is one of the most powerful handgun cartridges in the world, delivering exceptional energy and penetration. Specifically designed for hunting large and dangerous game, including bears, it is an ideal choice for survival situations where encounters with aggressive wildlife are a concern. In addition to the revolver itself, the Smith & Wesson 500 ES Bear survival pistol package includes essential accessories to enhance survival capabilities in bear country. These include survival gear such as a compass, emergency whistle, fire starter, signaling mirror, saw, survival blankets, and a bushcraft knife enhancing overall preparedness in emergency situations. The primary purpose of the Smith & Wesson 500 ES Bear survival pistol package is bear defense. The Model 500 revolver offers shooters a formidable tool for deterring or stopping aggressive wildlife encounters with its potent cartridge and reliable performance. Built with Smith & Wesson’s reputation for rugged construction, reliability, and durability, the Model 500 revolver is designed to withstand the rigors of outdoor use and provide reliable performance when it matters most. Overall, the Smith & Wesson 500 ES Bear survival pistol package is just AWESOME!!! Not only is the kit a conversation piece and collectors item It offers shooters a powerful and comprehensive solution for surviving in bear country. With its potent cartridge, essential accessories, and reputation for reliability, it provides peace of mind and confidence in challenging outdoor environments. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Smith & Wesson Model 500ES Bear Survival Kit 2 3/4" 5-Shot DA/SA Revolver
Smith & Wesson Model 500ES Bear Survival Kit 2 3/4″ 5-Shot DA/SA Revolver