View Full Version : S&W Mod 27 5" government stimulus purchase

May 16, 2008, 06:33
What is one worth, I have a 99% 8 3/8" one that I paid $350 for, but am pretty sure I got the best of that deal.

My stimulus direct deposited this morning, and I have the urge to help the economy.

The 5" gun is a real solid 90% blue, maybe 95%, mechanically perfect.

May 16, 2008, 10:56
Model 27's have really appreciated the last few years. The 3-1/2" is currently most in demand, with the 5" next.

I see them selling for $500-750 all the time on S&W web sites, depending on the "dash" number and whether they have the box or presentation case.

As a faithful disciple of Skeeter Skelton, I bought mine new in 1980. Wonderful sixgun, and it would be one of the last to go if things get hungry. I have Model 27/pre -27's in all standard barrel lengths (3-1/2, 4, 5, 6, 6-1/2, 8-3/8 inches) and the 5 incher is easily my favorite.

May 19, 2008, 06:04
I bought it, not quite so nice as I had hoped, but it will keep me from abusing my nicer 8 3/8" one.

27-2 pinned and recessed, 95% blue, proper stocks, but has some light pitting on the side of the barrel and cylinder. I figure for $300 I couldn't pass it up.

N19900x, any idea when It was built? I really need to invest in the SCSW.

May 19, 2008, 12:48
According to the SCSW, your revolver was made between 1969, the year they began using the "N" prefix, and 1979, when the 5" barrel was discontinued.
The catalog does not list serial numbers and dates, you would need to contact S&W for that specific information. But yes, you do need to get the catalog, it's a great source of infomation.

May 19, 2008, 13:58
$300 is a killer price!

May 22, 2008, 07:22
It seems to shoot pretty good too. Bowling pins at 50 yards 75% of the time offhand.

I love N frames, still wish there was an N frame 22 LR available.