From its AVU serial number prefix, this Smith & Wesson Distinguished Service Magnum, numbered model 681-1, was manufactured in 1987. This specimen is fully traditional, and it is part of the -1 model Suffix, First Engineering Change run with 104103 sku number, with floating cylinder hand and radius stud package. Its only other marking is import marks on the left side of the barrel, neatly executed. This revolver served with the Australian Federal Police during its law enforcement career. Construction is entirely stainless steel, including the satin stainless .265 service hammer and original .312 smooth combat trigger. Grip frame is smooth true square butt. Barrel is 4 inch full lug fixed sight, raised matte rib with integral stainless serrated front sight and notch rear. Capacity is 6 rounds of .38 Special or .357 Magnum ammunition interchangeably; and type is traditional double action revolver with transfer bar internal safety device. Hogue 19000 Conversion Grips are new replacement, but correct enough for a 1980s revolver. Surface detractions are only moderate, principally faint holster buffing and scouring on some of the sharp edges, particularly the sides of the trigger guard. We rate this 681 as Very Good, 80 to 85 percent vicinity by our estimate. Photos, at any rate, ought to suffice for our distinguished shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. This revolver is excellent mechanically. Blast effect to the underside of the frame top strap directly above the barrel’s forcing cone is minimal, only a faint etchy line that traverses the width of the top strap. This revolver has not been fired with many magnum loads at all. Cylinder face to forcing cone gap is a perfect .006. Double action trigger pull is smooth and consistent, and the hammer travels 10 to 15 degrees on all six positions after the cylinder times in double action. On single action, hammer travels30 degrees on all six between the timing position and full cock, and the single action trigger pull is a crisp original 3 1/2 pounds. Lateral movement to the cylinder is negligible, less than 1/2 mm with the trigger relaxed, and no play at all when the trigger is fully depressed. Bore, cylinder chambers, and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent. We’re offering this outstanding early production Model 681-1 for only $ 539.00. Not transferable to civilian residents of California, District of Colombia, or Massachusetts.
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