Smith & Wesson S&W 25-3 125th Anniversary Commemorative .45 LC Revolver C&R

SOLD FOR: $991

WOA#: WY240406RW001

Make: Smith & Wesson

The S&W 125th Anniversary Commemorative 25-3, The 1955 .45 Target Heavy Barrel

Serial Number: 

Year of Manufacture: 
1977, ATF C&R

.45 Colt

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

Barrel Length: 
6 1/2″, Pinned

Sights / Optics: 
The front sight is a serrated ramped blade with red insert fixed to the barrel’s serrated rib. The rear sight is a square notched, white outlined leaf in a base adjustable for windage and elevation screwed to the topstrap.

Stock Configuration & Condition: 
The grips are two-piece smooth Goncalo Alves presentation grips with S&W medallions, a football cut, and a presentation cut. There are some light handling marks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: 

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: 
The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There are a few freckles of faint surface erosion and a little stubborn fouling in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 9 out of 10.

Overall Condition: 
This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The action shows minor operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.

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 standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: 
Included is a 125th Anniversary presentation case, 125 Years of Smith & Wesson book, and the 125 Years of S&W medallion. 

Our Assessment: In 1977, Smith & Wesson passed the milestone of 125 years of providing the world with repeating cartridge handguns. In 1852, Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson, along with financier Cortland Palmer, began work on their Magazine Pistols, which would go on to launch not just Smith & Wesson but also Winchester! While the Magazine Pistol, later called the Volcanic, would not turn out to be a major success, after obtaining exclusive rights to Rollin White’s bored-through cylinder patent, Smith & Wesson began producing cartridge revolvers, and they would continue producing revolvers to this very day. This is Smith & Wesson’s model 25-3, a heavy barreled target revolver chambered in .45 Colt with a 6 1/2″ barrel, adjustable sights, produced to commemorate 125 years of Smith & Wesson. The revolver is in Excellent condition with about 98% of its metal finish, and comes with its presentation case, and the book “125 Years with Smith & Wesson” by S&W historian Roy Jinks. This should make for a great addition to a Smith & Wesson collection and would make a great addition to any gun room in America. Please see our pictures and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

Smith & Wesson S&W 25-3 125th Anniversary Commemorative .45 LC Revolver C&R
Smith & Wesson S&W 25-3 125th Anniversary Commemorative .45 LC Revolver C&R