According to its ACE serial number prefix, this .357 Military & Police Heavy Barrel Stainless was manufactured in 1983, the Year that President Reagan announced his Star Wars SDI Program. It is a fully traditional model 65, third engineering change, with the Satin Stainless hammer and smooth .312 Satin Stainless Combat Trigger. Grip frame is true square butt. This is a service revolver, of course; and it has normal handling detractions to its surface. Side plate screws have small amounts of scratching from armorer servicing. Light scouring and pecking is mainly concentrated on the side plate and right side of the frame, with similar scours and light pecks on the edges and bottom of the trigger guard, here and there. Matte area atop the barrel and frame have undergone some buffing, but matte texture is still strong. Pachmayr SK-GP grips were added in the mid 1980s, and they have moderate wear, mostly to their rear areas on both sides. We rate this revolver as Very Good, since we estimate that 75 to 80 percent of its finish is free of detractions; but photos should suffice for interested parties to judge finish grade for themselves. It is Excellent mechanically. Blast effect to the under side of the frame top strap directly above the barrel's forcing cone is negligible, only carbon residue with no cutting whatsoever. Lateral play to the cylinder is minimal, no more than 1mm total movement, both with the trigger relaxed and with it pulled. Double action trigger pull is smooth and consistent, and the hammer travels an additional 10 degrees after the cylinder times in all six positions on double action. On single action, the hammer travels a full 25 to 30 degrees on all six after the cylinder times, and the single action trigger pull is a stiff but crisp original 5 1/2 pounds. Bore and cylinder chambers are bright, clean, and excellent. Cylinder face to forcing cone gap is a perfect .006. This is a very well constructed, eminently serviceable Smith & Wesson Magnum. We are including a North Carolina Department of Corrections left hand Federal Man holster. Own this attractive, eminently serviceable S&W 65-3 for only $ 359.95 Not transferable to civilians in California, D.C., or Massachusetts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Handguns: $15 flat fee shipping to the lower 48 states; $20 to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. We accept checks with no more than 7 days hold. MC or Visa phone- or fax-in orders shipped same day; USPS Money Order paid items shipped same day. Personal checks are better than Cashier’s checks or Non-USPS Money Orders. We require initial payment within 7 days of offers to buy; otherwise we relist. On used guns, we offer a 7 day money back return privilege, excluding return shipping. No returns or refunds on NIB Guns or lay-aways. We accept lay-away with 20% down, balance in 90 days. Internet phone hours 8:30 - 4 CST Mon - Sat CST. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340. We consider trade offers. Blue & Walnut Good. S&W, Colt Stainless Very Good. We even like RG, H&R, Taurus, Rossi Revolvers. Gold, Silver good, esp. Morgan Dollars and Walking Liberty Half Dollars. We like .243 and .30-30 very much. <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
$15 flat fee shipping to the lower 48 states; $20 to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico. We accept checks with no more than 7 days hold. MC or Visa phone- or fax-in orders shipped same day; USPS Money Order paid items shipped same day. Personal checks are better than Cashier’s checks or Non-USPS Money Orders. We require initial payment within 7 days of offers to buy; otherwise we relist. On used guns, we offer a 7 day money back return privilege, excluding
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