Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 24-5 .44 Spl. 6.5” DA/SA Revolver

SOLD FOR: $1,775

WOA#: WY240129AC026

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 24-5

Serial Number: CSH0103

Year of Manufacture: 5-22-01 (Smith & Wesson Inspection Envelope)

Caliber: .44 S&W Special

Action Type: Single And Double Action Revolver, 6-Shot Fluted Cylinder

Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right is marked “.44 S.&W. SPECIAL CTG”. The butt is marked with the serial number. The yoke cut is marked “24-5”.  The yoke is marked “040”.  The side plate has the S&W logo, the right of the frame has the four line Marcas Registradas. The inside of the grips are marked “N” and the right grip has two signed initials.

Barrel Length: 6.5”

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a Patridge style blade pinned to a raised ramp with brass dot.  The rear sight is a square notch in a micrometer click adjustable base serrated as well for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The grips are two piece diamond checkered S&W monogram grips.  The checkering is crisp and the peaks are sharp.  There is no handling wear. Overall, the grips rate in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Color Case Hardened, Blue

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 handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The turn line is thin and faint.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup has almost no play. The double action is smooth and 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 requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  This revolver comes with its Performance Center aluminum locking case, owner’s manual, factory inspection envelope with spent cartridge, and warranty card.

Our Assessment:  The Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 24-5 is a testament to the enduring legacy of Smith & Wesson’s craftsmanship and attention to detail. As part of the Performance Center line, the Model 24-5 harks back to the classic design and functionality of earlier Smith & Wesson models, while incorporating modern enhancements that cater to the discerning shooter. This revolver is chambered for the .44 Special caliber, a choice that underscores its blend of traditional appeal with contemporary shooting demands. The .44 Special, known for its accuracy and manageable recoil, makes the Model 24-5 an excellent option for both target shooting and personal defense.

What sets the Model 24-5 apart is the Performance Center’s touch, evident in its fine-tuned action, superior trigger, and custom features that elevate its performance and handling. The revolver’s aesthetic is equally impressive, featuring a refined finish and beautiful grade custom grips. With a barrel length that balances accuracy and portability, the Model 24-5 is designed for shooters who appreciate the artistry and functionality of a top-tier revolver. Its rarity and craftsmanship ensure that it not only performs exceptionally but also holds significant value for collectors and enthusiasts who seek the pinnacle of revolver design and performance.  Please see our photos and good luck! – L.S.

Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 24-5 .44 Spl. 6.5” DA/SA Revolver
Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 24-5 .44 Spl. 6.5” DA/SA Revolver