Smith & Wesson S&W Model 500 163504 .500 S&W Magnum 4″ DA/SA Revolver

SOLD FOR: $1,075

WOA#: WY240203RM003

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 500, Product Code 163504

Serial Number: CHY6218

Year of Manufacture: 2004-2015

Caliber: .500 S&W Magnum

Action Type: 5-Shot, Double / Single Action, Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder Hand Ejector Revolver.

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “500 S&W MAGNUM”, the right is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the left side of the frame has a S&W monogram, the right is marked with the four-line Marcas Registradas. The sideplate is marked with a stylized “S&W 500”. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model number. The butt is marked with the serial number. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks.

Barrel Length: 4″ Ported

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated blade with a orangeinsert and is double 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. There is an additional front sight blade included. The topstrap is drilled and tapped under the rear sight base.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece cobblestone textured black rubber Hogue Monogrip with finger grooves and molded S&W logos at the top on each side which fully encloses the grip frame. The grip has no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grip is in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless Steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.  There are fire marks at the ports and on the front sight.  There is some minor fouling in the grooves.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some draglines and light handling marks. There are a few scattered little light marks and streaks on the metal. The cylinder has one or two faint little hairline scratches and micro scuffs, appears to be typical storage wear. The cylinder has a crisp and thin turn line. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup produces very light play on each chamber. 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: The S&W 500 is built on S&W’s largest frame, the X-Frame, which was developed because none of S&W’s existing double-action frame designs could handle the muzzle energy and pressures generated by the .500 S&W cartridge. It is one of the most powerful production revolvers in the world today, and it is being marketed as being “the world’s most powerful handgun” by S&W. The Model 500 can fire a bullet weighing 350 gr (22.7 g; 0.8 oz) at 1975 feet per second (602 m/s) generating a muzzle energy of over 3,030 foot-pounds force (4.1 kJ) and a momentum of 13.7 Newton second. All this to say, this round is at the least absolutely devastating for whatever is on the receiving end. The Smith & Wesson .500 Special is a shorter cartridge that is fully compatible with this pistol giving a bit more ammunition options which is a nice touch. This revolver looks to have been used infrequently.  If you’re looking for your next hunting handgun, this one should take just about anything in North America, and probably the rest of the world. Please see our pictures and good luck! – L.S.

Smith & Wesson S&W Model 500 163504 .500 S&W Magnum 4" DA/SA Revolver
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 500 163504 .500 S&W Magnum 4″ DA/SA Revolver