According to its BNR serial number prefix, this .357 Military & Police Heavy Barrel Stainless was manufactured in February or March of 1993 as Smith & Wesson went into high speed production due to the shooting public's correct prediction that the Clinton Administration had an anti-gun agenda. It is one of the last fully traditional model 65 Smith & Wessons manufactured, since the square butt grip frames began phasing out in 1995. Note the Satin Stainless .265 service width serrated hammer and smooth .312 Satin Stainless Combat Trigger. Barrel, of course, is 4 inch Heavy Barrel, and the weight empty is a well balanced 37 to 38 ounces. Our friends at DGS Custom Gunsmithing in Millington, Tennessee, have refinished this former service revolver to an entire coverage matte stainless, very attractive with no glare and all. Pachmayr SK-GP grips are this revolver's career service grips, and they exhibit only moderate wear on their high areas. We rate this 65-4 as Excellent / Refinished since any surface detractions are residual and negligible; 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 minimal, a faint thin etchy shallow streak that traverses about 3/4 of the width of the top strap. Lateral play to the cylinder is negligible, no more than 1/2 mm total movement with the trigger relaxed. With the trigger fully depressed, there is no movement whatsoever. Double action trigger pull is smooth and consistent, and the hammer travels an exceptional 15 degrees after the cylinder times in all six positions on double action. On single action, the hammer travels a full 30 to 35 degrees on all six after the cylinder times, and the single action trigger pull is a crisp original 4 pounds. Bore and cylinder chambers are bright, clean, and excellent. Cylinder face to forcing cone gap is a an above average .010, which explains the blast effect to the top strap. Even with that, this 65 has been fired few if any times with Magnum loads. This is a very well constructed and very attractive model 65. We are including a North Carolina Department of Corrections left hand Federal Man holster. Own this attractive, eminently serviceable S&W 65-4 for only $ 379.95 Not transferable to civilians in California, D.C., or Massachusetts.
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