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

SOLD FOR: $1,205

WOA#: WY240113NB005

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 327 TRR8 Performance Center

Serial Number: SWT2268

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .357 S&W Magnum

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

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 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, “SWT2268 327”. The crane is marked “0536” The left and right side of the grips are marked with the Smith and Wesson Logo.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics:  The front sight has been upgraded to an encased green fiber optic blade pinned to a raised portion at the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a blacked out rectangular fully adjustable square notch sight screwed to the top of the frame.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The grips are Hogue rubber overmolded cobblestone textured grips with S&W logo medallions. The texturing is strong with minimal wear. The grips rate in Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Black

Finish Originality:  Factory Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore. The recessed crown in the barrel is clean with minimal fouling. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some wear from use. The frame has two small nicks under the trigger guard and just behind the crane hinge there is a drag mark that has removed some of the finish. The barrel shroud has four areas where the finish has been marred. The screw heads are sharp with strong slots. The markings are clear. The cylinder has a thin but visible drag line. Overall, this handgun rates in about Good to Very Good condition. Please see photos for a better understanding of this revolver’s 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 timing and an extremely crisp, smooth, trigger pull and action especially in single action. This pistol has had the mainspring and rebound spring upgraded by a gunsmith with Wolff company parts. This revolver has a factory installed frame lock.   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 16 x Moon Clips, Factory brass dot front sight, 3 x Factory picatinny rails two top mount rails for optics and one lower rail to mount accessories to the barrel, Rail mounting screws, 4 x set screws, Smith and Wesson frame lock key, 13lb Wolff rebound spring, original factory rebound spring, 15lb Wolff rebound spring, original mainspring, information sheet, and a NON original blue Springfield Armory Plastic case with foam inserts.

Our Assessment: The Smith & Wesson Model 327 TRR8 Performance Center revolver is a specialized firearm crafted by Smith & Wesson’s esteemed Performance Center division. Engineered for competition shooting, personal defense, and law enforcement, it boasts an 8 round cylinder that allows for the use of moon clips. Chambered in the potent .357 Magnum caliber with the capacity to also handle .38 Special cartridges. With a durable scandium alloy frame and stainless steel cylinder, it balances strength with manageable weight. Notably, the revolver features an extended 5-inch shrouded barrel, enhancing accuracy and muzzle velocity. Unique to the TRR8 is its integrated accessory rails on the barrel shroud, allowing for customization with lights, lasers, or optics. Expertly tuned by the Performance Center, it delivers refined performance, including improved triggers and enhanced accuracy. Equipped with high-visibility iron sights and the option to mount any number of optical sights, it ensures quick and precise target acquisition. The Model 327 TRR8 embodies a blend of precision, power, and versatility not often found with revolvers. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

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