Smith & Wesson S&W Model 25-2 .45 ACP 6″ DA/SA Revolver 1977-1978

SOLD FOR: $782.77

WOA#: 2240301ER006

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 25-2, The “Model 1955” .45 Target Heavy Barrel

Serial Number: N451389

Year of Manufacture: 1977-1978 (Standard catalog of Smith & Wesson)

Caliber: .45 ACP

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

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right is marked “45 CAL. MODEL 1955”. The side plate has S&W’s monogram logo, the right side of the frame has the four line Marcas Registradas. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The yoke and the sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The butt is marked with the serial number. Both sides of the grip frame show inspection marks. The rear face of the cylinder is marked 1-6 at each chamber.

Barrel Length: 6″, Pinned

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge blade set on a ramped base that is integral to the serrated rib. The rear sight is a square notch Smith & Wesson micrometer sight adjustable for windage and elevation.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered Goncalo Alves target stocks with S&W medallions at their tops and a football cut. There a few handling marks and pressure marks possibly from a wedding ring. There is a tiny crack starting on the butt of the left panel under the butt of the grip frame. The checkering is mostly sharp. There are no chips. Overall, the grips are in about Fine Plus condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion but there is some fouling towards the forcing cone.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered light marks and faint scuffs. There are a few light handling marks. There is holster-rub near the muzzle that goes through the finish. The front sight has lost a smidge of finish as well. The thumb latch shows wear but checkering remains sharp. The back strap shows light wear in two of the serrations. There are a couple faint marks through the finish. The cylinder has a turn line through the finish. There is wear on the rear cylinder face where moon clips have rubbed away bluing.  The screw heads range from slightly disfigured and tool marked to sharp. The case hardening color of the hammer and trigger are strong as usual. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about very good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The ejector spring is very smooth and strong. 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: None

Our Assessment: This is Smith & Wesson’s model 25-5, a heavy barreled target revolver chambered in .45 ACP with a 6 inch barrel, adjustable sights, and Goncalo Alves target stocks. This one has some wear. It is in very good condition with about 95% of its metal finish, a great bore, and good mechanics, this gun seriously looks sharp. This will make a great addition to a Smith & Wesson or revolver collection and one the collectors won’t want to miss out on given its fine condition. Shooting this iconic piece would not be a bad thing. You will need some moon clips though. Please see our pictures, good luck and enjoy the auction.-K.F.

Smith & Wesson S&W Model 25-2 .45 ACP 6" DA/SA Revolver 1977-1978
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 25-2 .45 ACP 6″ DA/SA Revolver 1977-1978