Smith & Wesson Performance Center 627-5 170210 .357 Mag 5″ 8-Shot Revolver

SOLD FOR: $955.01

WOA#: WY240211PM009

Make: Smith & Wesson Performance Center

Model: 627-5 (SKU 170210)

Serial Number: CSV3131

Year of Manufacture: 2012

Caliber: .357 Magnum / .38 Special

Action Type: 8-Shot, Double / Single Action, Swing-Out Cylinder Revolver.

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “.357 MAG – 8 TIMES”, the right is marked “PERFORMANCE CENTER”, the left side of the frame has S&W’s Performance Center logo, the right has the four line Marcas Registradas. The yoke cut is marked “CSV3131 / 627-5”. The yoke and the sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The butt is marked “CSV3131”.

Barrel Length: 5”, slab-side with tapered underlug and serrated rib.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade pinned to a rise in the rib. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched leaf in a base that is micrometer-click adjustable for windage and elevation. The topstrap, under the rear sight base, is drilled and tapped for an optic mount (none included).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece textured laminate wood with S&W logos carved near their tops, finger grooves and which leave the top portion of the backstrap exposed. There are a couple minor marks, most noticeable on the bottom faces. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Matte Stainless

Finish Originality: 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 10/10.

Overall Condition:  This pistol retains about 98% of its metal finish. The trigger and hammer show light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder produces almost no play in lockup of all 8 chambers. The double action trigger pull is smooth, the single action is crisp. 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:  Included is a serial matching case and three moonclips, factory spent casing and envelope dated 2012, chamber lock and keys, owner’s manual, moisture absorbent paper, and a set of Pachmayr Signature grips in Very Good condition.

Our Assessment: The Smith & Wesson Performance Center 627-5 .357 Magnum – 8 Times Revolver is a testament to Smith & Wesson’s legacy of excellence and innovation in the world of firearms. Crafted with precision and care in the Performance Center, known for producing custom and limited edition firearms, this revolver is a masterpiece of design and functionality. It combines the powerful .357 Magnum cartridge with an 8-shot capacity, making it an exceptional choice for competitive shooting, hunting, and personal defense.

The 627-5 model features a stainless steel construction that ensures durability and resistance to the elements, while the 5-inch barrel provides a balance of accuracy and maneuverability. What sets this revolver apart is its 8-shot cylinder, which is a notable deviation from the traditional 6-shot configuration found in most revolvers. This increased capacity allows for longer sequences of fire without reloading, giving shooters a significant advantage in various scenarios.

The attention to detail is evident in every aspect of the revolver, from its precision crown barrel for improved accuracy to the custom wood grips that provide a comfortable and secure hold. The Performance Center has also equipped this model with an adjustable rear sight and a brass beaded blade  front sight, enhancing the shooter’s ability to acquire targets quickly and accurately.

The Smith & Wesson Performance Center 627-5 .357 Magnum – 8 Times Revolver is not just a firearm; it’s a symbol of American gunsmithing excellence. It appeals to those who demand the highest level of performance and reliability, whether for competition, hunting, or personal defense. Owning this revolver means owning a piece of Smith & Wesson’s storied history, as well as a tool that stands at the pinnacle of revolver technology and craftsmanship. Please see our pictures and good luck! – L.S.

Smith & Wesson Performance Center 627-5 170210 .357 Mag 5" 8-Shot Revolver
Smith & Wesson Performance Center 627-5 170210 .357 Mag 5″ 8-Shot Revolver