One of the most lethal self-defense revolvers that there is, this Smith & Wesson Airlite is a no frills version of the immensely popular but pricey 317. It weighs in at only 10.6 ounces, about the same as its Scandium Center Fire Magnum siblings from the Smith & Wesson line. This revolver features the standard groove rear sight, and a readily visible white dot front sight. The double action trigger pull is always stiff on Airlites, and that is necessary to produce sufficient firing pin pressure so that hard-primer ammo like CCI will ignite dependably. Factory specs area as follows: caliber .22 Short, Long, Long Rifle, and LR Shotshell interchangeably; full time double action; 1 7/8 inch barrel; 6 3/16 inches over all length ; weight empty 10.6 ounces; cylinder capacity 8 rounds; frame size same as M or J frame; metal finish black matte; finger groove combat stippled texture Smith & Wesson boot grips; MIM, metal-injection .275 smooth face combat case colored molded trigger and completely enclosed hammer. Now. A word about finish. In the lightweight Smith & Wessons, especially those with scandium, titanium, and high tensile aluminum alloy frames like these, carbon residue is a constant problem on the white finished revolvers. Black is better; black finish revolvers do not show carbon as bad as the white ones, and the carbon is extremely difficult to remove on scandium or titanium. The completely enclosed hammer makes this revolver desirable for two reasons; one, a frightened user cannot back the hammer, and the only way it will fire is a deliberate double action pull, and two, this Centennial configuration is ideal for pocket and purse concealment with ready, no-snag access. This specimen was never out of Smith & Wesson Corporate Custody until we got it. It is what the factory calls a Demo, a show specimen that has been handled but never transferred or fired since its initial factory firing session dated on its fired brass case envelope. It is in its original box with manual and warranty card, and it is under factory warranty. Box label has partial obliteration from handling, but the SKU and the serial number are clear. Fired brass case envelope dates from May of 2011, part of the second production run. Surface detractions are minimal, only faint cylinder rotation marking, ejector rod operation faint whitening, and tiny whitened scour marks at the upper edge of the grip back strap on on the right side of the frame’s sight shoulders. There is some wear to the box edges and to the label of the box. We rate it as Excellent in Box, but photos ought to suffice for our distinguished shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. The 317 parent revolver has commanded prices well over $600 in our area for quite some time. We’re offering the 43C in the photos, however, for only $ 519.00. 2% Discount if payment is by USPS Money Order & not Credit Card. Not transferable to civilian residents of Massachusetts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> $12 lower 48; $40 Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico, USPS Priority Mail, insured with Delivery Confirmation. Don’t let your buddies use your account, that kind of thing smells like felony level straw purchase attempt. MC/Visa/Discover/USPS MO paid orders shipped same day. 7 day hold on checks. FFL ok by fax, e-mail or mail, please ask your dealer to put your name on there. We offer 7 day money back on used guns and items, but No Returns on New in Box guns or on Lay-aways or ammo. We do not pay transfer fees or return shipping. We accept lay-away with 20% down, balance in 90 days, lay aways not refundable. Internet phone hours 8:30 – 4:30 CST Mon - Fri CST. Local pickup available. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340 We Buy, Sell, or Trade. We always have, since 1952.
$12 lower 48; $40 AK, HI, PR, USPS Priority. 7 day money back on used items, but No Returns on NIB, Lay-away, or Ammo. Lay-away OK, 20% down, 90 days to pay. We Buy, Sell, or Trade; we always have, since 1952.
We Buy, Sell, or Trade. Always have.
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