Smith & Wesson S&W Performance Center Model 327 TRR8 8 Shot .357 Mag

SOLD FOR: $1,150

WOA#: WY240208WK006

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 327 TRR8 Performance Center (SKU: 170269A)

Serial Number: CXZ3598

Year of Manufacture: 2015 (Inspection Envelope)

Caliber: .357 S&W Magnum

Action Type: 8-Shot, Single/Double Action, Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder Revolver with Ejector. Designed for optional use with moon clips for speed reloads.

Markings:  The left side of the barrel is marked “PERFORMANCE CENTER” and the right side is marked “S&W 357 MAGNUM”. The Left side plate has S&W’s Performance Center monogram logo, the right side of the frame is marked “MADE IN U.S.A. MARCAS REGISTRADAS SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD, MASS.”. The inside of the crane cut is marked, “CXZ3598 / 327”.  The crane is marked “746”.  The left and right side of the grips are marked with the Smith and Wesson Logo.

Barrel Length: 5” Slab-Sided Barrel with drilled and tapped top and bottom for accessory attachment.

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a gold 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 top of the barrel is drilled and tapped for rail options. This revolver comes with a picatinny rail for the top of the barrel for optic options.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The grips are S&W rubber overmolded cobblestone textured grips with S&W logo medallions and comes with an extra set of original S&W checkered wood grips with Performance Center medallions at their tops. The texturing is strong with minimal wear. The grips rate in Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Black, Case Colored Hammer and Trigger.

Finish Originality:  Factory Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is pretty worn though retains definition. There is no visible erosion in the bore. It appears this pistol has shot a good of .38 as the beginning portion of the bore has some wear.  The recessed crown in the barrel has some fouling. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 6/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some wear from use. The screw heads are sharp with strong slots. The markings are clear. The cylinder has a thin but visible turn line. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action has been tuned by the performance center and functions correctly with a very small amount of side-to-side play in lockup. This pistol has excellent lock up and an extremely crisp, smooth, trigger pull and action especially in single action.  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: This pistol comes with 3x Moon Clips, chamber lock and keys, its mentioned extra grip, factory inspection envelope with spent casing, moisture absorbent paper, owner’s manual, and factory Performance Center Serialized Snap Case.

Our Assessment: The Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 327 TRR8 (Tactical Rail Revolver 8-shot) is a powerhouse in the world of revolvers, embodying the pinnacle of design, functionality, and versatility. This .357 Magnum revolver is engineered for precision and reliability, offering an 8-shot capacity that distinguishes it as a formidable tool for law enforcement, competitive shooters, and firearm enthusiasts seeking superior performance and firepower.

Crafted with an eye for detail that the Performance Center is renowned for, the Model 327 TRR8 features a robust Scandium alloy frame and steel barrel, ensuring durability and longevity. The 5-inch barrel length strikes a perfect balance between accuracy and maneuverability, making it ideal for a variety of shooting disciplines and scenarios. This model stands out not just for its capacity and caliber but also for its innovative design, including a removable Picatinny rail system. This feature allows shooters to easily customize their revolver with optics, lights, or laser sights, enhancing its versatility and functionality in tactical situations.

Whether used in competitive shooting, as part of a tactical toolkit, or simply for the pleasure of shooting a high-performance revolver, the Model 327 TRR8 represents Smith & Wesson’s commitment to excellence and innovation. It stands as a testament to the craftsmanship and engineering prowess of the Performance Center, offering shooters a truly exceptional firearm that excels in both performance and adaptability. Please see our photos and good luck on your bid!  – L.S.

Smith & Wesson S&W Performance Center Model 327 TRR8 8 Shot .357 Mag
Smith & Wesson S&W Performance Center Model 327 TRR8 8 Shot .357 Mag