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Estate find: S&W Model 27-2

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by BrainOnSigs, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. BrainOnSigs


    Oct 14, 2003
    An estate sale find last week. This one has me pleasantly suprised with an odd twist. It looked very lightly used......possibly unfired. It came with the orginal box and wax paper. The deep luster of the bluing is incredible and barely captured in my pics. I paid $500 cash for it. :D

    It is a 1970-71 Smith & Wesson Model 27-2 (.357 Magnum) in an 8-3/8" barrel configuration.

    The odd part? The orginal stocks (grips) were apparently removed and replaced. The current grips are a fairly rare set of 1956, non-relieved, diamond center, checkered, target grips. I have already received several offers between $175 and $225 just for the stocks.

    I shot it over the past weeknd and it is very smooth and very accurate.


  2. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Pretty gun.

    I inherited my grandpa's .357 model 66 in stainless. It is a straight shooter. I replaced the wood grips on mine with rubber ones just for shooting, but still have the original wooden grips set aside.
  3. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Pirate

    Apr 23, 2005
    Nice score :thumbup:
  4. dericdesmond

    dericdesmond Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 10, 2007
    man I need to go to more estate sales, sweet gun
  5. Flatsman007


    Apr 13, 2010
  6. M67

    M67 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 17, 2010
    Good ol' Smith and Wesson blueing, great score, it looks amazing :thumbup:
  7. t1mpani

    t1mpani Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    One of the classiest guns ever made by anyone--surpassed only by the original Registered Magnums on which it was based. Great find. My favorites are the 5" and 3.5" versions. :)
  8. Mossyhorn

    Mossyhorn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    I used to own several model 27's. That big N frame will shoot full power .357 magnums for a long time before it loosens up. The craftsmanship on the earlier models is just unparalleled. I envy you man. You own one of the best revolvers ever made.
  9. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    You got a heck of a deal. I sold a 5" model 27 10 years ago for $625.
  10. joshuaharman

    joshuaharman Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 20, 2010
    NICE! Let me know if you ever get tired of it :D
  11. jdigi101

    jdigi101 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 21, 2010
    Amazing find. A total keeper.
  12. texassteel25


    Aug 19, 2011
    :eek:''''' drooooollllll
  13. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Some N Frame goodness there mate...!!! A friends Old Man had a 3.5in 27 that was his carry gun out here for many years, that things was soooo sweet.... :D In .357 the l Frame is my favourite though.... ;)


    Or as it looks now...

  14. Black LX

    Black LX

    Jan 19, 2005
    My Grandfather's Registered Magnum sits in my Dad's gun safe. Grandpa bought it sometime in the late 30's off a guy who needed the dough. We shoot it once a year at Deer Camp in honor of the Old Man.
  15. whetrock


    Nov 13, 2010
    Hard to beat the old N frame Smiths IMHO. Also the 357 Magnum while lackluster in power in today's world of 500's and 460's is one of the most versatile handgun chamberings one can have. Everything from light 38's to full power 357 magnums.
  16. t1mpani

    t1mpani Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    Good! i have one and shoot it too--I take care of it, but refuse to have any gun I won't shoot. No gun should ever be forced into retirement when the lockup is still good. :)
  17. Bravado


    Feb 14, 2002
  18. dman62


    Sep 27, 2010
    Love those older N frames in any caliber. That is a sweet find.
  19. RickJ


    Mar 2, 2003

    My Dad use to have the same gun, his grips looked like yours so they may be original.

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