Smith & Wesson Model 500 8 3/8" .500 S&W Double Action Revolver, MFD 2004California
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: CHM8920
Year of Manufacture: 2004
Caliber: .500 S&W Magnum
Action Type: 5-Shot, Double / Single Action, Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder Hand Ejector Revolver.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “500 S&W MAGNUM”, the right is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the left side of the frame has a S&W monogram (found again on the sides of the grip) and “L” with arrow for frame lock indication, the right is marked with the four line Marcas Registradas. The sideplate is marked "S&W 500". The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model numbers, the butt is marked with the serial number. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 8 3/8", 9" to the end of the Compensator
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a black Patridge blade that is fixed to a rise in the barrel's solid rib; the top of the rib is serrated and matte finished for glare reduction. The rear sight is a flat top, white outlined, square notched leaf in a micrometer-click adjustable base. Under the rear sight base, the topstrap is drilled and tapped for mounting optics (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one piece S&W monogram pebble-textured Hogue Monogrip with finger grooves. The grip has no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered light scuffs and handling marks. The cylinder has a thin, light turn-line. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup produces no play on each chamber with the trigger depressed. The double action trigger is smooth. The single action is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a blue plastic Smith & Wesson case with an assortment of factory paperwork including manual, keys for the fame lock, an additional front sight blade, and wax paper. The case has scattered light storage wear, in about Fine condition.
Our Assessment: The S&W 500 is built on S&W's largest frame, the X-Frame, which was developed because none of S&W's existing double-action frame designs could handle the muzzle energy and pressures generated by the .500 S&W cartridge. It is one of the most powerful production revolvers in the world today, and it is being marketed as being "the world's most powerful handgun" by S&W. The Model 500 can fire a bullet weighing 350 gr (22.7 g; 0.8 oz) at 1975 feet per second (602 m/s) generating a muzzle energy of over 3,030 foot-pounds force (4.1 kJ) and a momentum of 13.7 Newton seconds. The Smith & Wesson .500 Special is a shorter cartridge that is fully compatible with this pistol. If you're looking for your next hunting handgun, this one should take just about anything in North America, and probably the rest of the world. This revolver has a great bore, strong mechanics, and little sign of use. Please see our pictures and good luck! Seller: 415-938-4477
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