I have on consignment a Pre-model 25 N-frame, 5 screw target 45 ACP. this is a heavy 6.5" barrel with a partial underlug. the original grips come with it. It's got a pinned barrel, target trigger and hammer, hammer and trigger are jeweled, barrel says on the right side "45 Cal. Model 1955", on the left side it has the vintage Smith & Wesson, partridge front sight and adjustable rear sight. serial number is in the mid-165,000 range. the more I learn about this gun the more I will add to this description. as of this morning I learned this is an "S" series (early model/model series 1950) serial number with a 1955 on the barrel. the barrel is serialized to the frame. this has had to have gone to the performance shop somewhere in its lifetime. the trigger is not the one that came with the gun. I hear originals are smooth but this one is serrated. the hammer and trigger are "jeweled" something I have seen from the performance shop on certain models. from what I have been able to gather and what I have been able to read up on the 1950 and 1955 models this is a model 1950 with a model 1955 roll stamps. which leads me to believe that this is a transitional model. this morning I took the side plate off and now know this has definitely gone to the performance shop. its jeweled everywhere inside. the inside of the frame, side plate, hammer, and trigger. I have checked the "factory set" serial number and all are the same. N-frame set 79691. this number is on the Yoke, frame and side plate. the serial number of the gun is on the barrel (on the underlug, covered by the extractor rod), the bottom of the grip frame, and the back of the cylinder. the under lug and the cylinder were done by the same stamp set the "5" is dropped identically on both serial numbers. I gauged the barrel/cylinder gap, it's set at .0025"
this gun is set up to shoot 45 ACP with full moon clips, half moon clips, or 45 Auto Rim.
I have evaluated it and its in a solid 90% condition. some muzzle wear, a ring has started around the cylinder, some small wear on the front of the cylinder, the recoil plate has the indicative wear of blue, the rear of the cylinder window had a line in the blue from the cylinder going in and out of the frame( just the bluing is gone-its not started digging into the frame), the extractor rod has the start of the bluing wearing off of it, the cylinder latch button has very tips of the checkering with the starting of blue wear. the pictures will show all this and I will do my best to have them up this afternoon.
the new blue book has this at $2,750.00 in 90%. The owner has requested the price get reduced to $1,900.00 or best offer over 1,500.00. the owner has had me add this.. he will entertain partial trades with cash and offers as well.
the current owner says 24 rounds were put through it by him. the previous owner hardly ever shot this gun. its not been abused, no "Joe Friday" frame damage, the yoke is still tight, and it does not feel like its had someone else work on the gun. I will disassemble it and inspect it very soon and rewrite the ad if needed.
now for the "fine print"; this is a consigned gun. its not up for trade or partial trade unless you have an NIB S&W E-series 1911 performance shop model number 108483.
as always; if you need more pics or have a question about it, please e-mail me. I will do my best to get the picture you need or answer what ever questions you have.
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will consider trades for a S&W 1911 model 108483,
I am a local gunsmith and gunshop in Northwestern Nevada. I just east of Carson City.