Smith & Wesson S&W Model 625-2 Stainless .45 ACP Model of 1988 DAO Revolver

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California (CA)

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Auction: 11929540

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Auction Start:
(March 21, 2013 11:01:17 PT)
Auction Ended:
(April 4, 2013 18:07:59 PT)

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Guns For Sale - Smith & Wesson S&W Model 625-2 -- Stainless .45 ACP Model of 1988 DAO Revolver

LSB#: 130129CB04

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: Model 625-2 Stainless 45 Cal Model of 1988

Serial Number: BDC6872

Year of Manufacture: 1989

Caliber: .45 ACP (not .45 Colt)

Action Type: Double Action Only Swing-Out Cylinder Cut for Moon Clips

Markings: The left side of the barrel is “SMITH & WESSON”, the right side of the barrel is marked “45 CAL MODEL OF 1988” and the inside of the ejector shroud is marked with an “S”. The yoke cut is marked “BDC6872 / M625-2” and the yoke is marked “S” then over-stamped “063”. The rear face of the cylinder is professionally marked 1 through 6 to identify the chambers. The left side of the frame has an S&W logo and the underside of the grip frame is marked “BDC6872”. The left side of the grip frame is marked “A20”, “1XX63”, “S” and “F30” while the right side of the grip frame is marked “7934”. The right side of the frame has the four line “Marcas Registradas” address.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a pinned serrated ramp. There is a Weigand Combat Competition Rear Sight Blade mounted on an S&W micrometer click adjustable rear sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The Pachmayr rubber grips are checkered with bronze colored Pachmayr medallions. The grips show light handling marks, but no chips or scratches. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Non-Glare Glass Beaded Matte Finish

Finish Originality: All Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is intentionally shallow for jacketed bullets. There is fouling near the forcing cone, but no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is a drag mark on the cylinder and some handling marks, most notably on the bottom of the trigger guard. There are some cleaning marks on the frame and the yoke just ahead of the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine cosmetic condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly for a double action only revolver. This is a Round Butt, N Frame with a full underlug 5” barrel. It has been altered to be a very smooth Double Action Only and has had an Ed Brown cylinder release latch installed. The spring that places tension on the thumbpiece is not working inside the frame. There is almost a 1/16” of play front-to-back in the cylinder when the yoke is open. This mostly disappears once the yoke is closed. There is a .400” wide checkered Semi-Target hammer and a smooth .312” wide Combat trigger which has an over-travel trigger stop. We did not fire this handgun. The cylinder is cut for the use of moon clips but .45 ACP will headspace on the case mouth in each individual chamber (but not extract using the ejector rod and star without the clip.)

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: According to Supica and Nahas in their “Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson”: “It’s not confusing enough that the first introduction of this model is a dash (-2) model designation. Early variations will be found marked both “Model of 1988” and “Model of 1989”, this despite the fact that some information indicates 1989 introduction.” They also list BDC as a three letter serial prefix known to have been used February of 1989. Thus we believe this revolver to be a 1st year of production model. The ramped front sight is consistent with this also. This model is very popular in various revolver competitions such as IDPA, ICORE and USPSA. It appears this example may have seen a little competition as it has been rendered DAO and had a more speed friendly cylinder release latch installed. A competent gunsmith could restore this gun to traditional single and double action if desired, as well as removing some of the cylinder play and repairing its latch mechanism. Overall this revolver rates in Very Good to Fine condition.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun cannot be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun can be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R's and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS'd. This does not apply to out of state residents.

Payment and Shipping Instructions:

USPS Insured shipping will cost $25.

Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. (Please obtain a tracking number from your carrier for immediate delivery confirmation of payment). If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-4 and Saturday By Appointment).

This gun can only be shipped to an FFL, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your dealer’s license with payment. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship a firearm within California. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.

We always combine on shipping to save you as much as we can. You can generally assume it will be full shipping charge on the first item, 1/2 on the second, 1/3 on the third, etc. Exceptions only arise when the items are going to different locations (different licenses), or when they are exceptionally large, heavy or valuable and cannot be combined.


Full payment on non-layaway items is required within 14 days. We accept Cashier's Checks, Money Orders, Cash, Personal Checks and Cards. Personal Checks are held a full week for clearance. All paper forms of payment already reflect a 3% cash discount. Please contact us after the sale to be reinvoiced for and pay by a credit card. To help us properly apply your payment, please indicate what item you have purchased when your payment and/or FFL are sent. If you would like to be notified when we receive your payment, please obtain a tracking number from your carrier.

CA Sales tax applies to CA buyers (7.5%).

Layaways are offered on all items, requiring a 20% non refundable down payment within 7 days of the auction’s close and the balance within 60 days. We do not require prior notice to place an item on the layaway. No returns are accepted on layaway items and the item will be considered abandoned after 60 days.

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Returns (less shipping) are accepted within 3 days of when the item is delivered with signature confirmation. Returns are accepted for material misrepresentation, non disclosed flaws, overrepresentation & damage in shipping. Sometimes we miss, overlook or confuse things and we promise to make it right as best we can when we do. It is our goal to resolve return issues to keep all parties satisfied with their dealings (look at our feedback). Our return policy is not designed for folks who have just changed their mind or who did not fully read the description. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item. Thank You!

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