SMITH & WESSON Model 65-1

PRICE: R 7,500.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1665

FEATURES:

MAKE Smith & Wesson
MODEL 65-1
CALIBER .38 Special / .357 Magnum
ACTION Double action / Single action
CAPACITY 6
CONDITION Good to Very Good used condition

Item Description

FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:

The Smith & Wesson Model 65 is a double-action/single-action, medium-sized, K-frame, 6-shot revolver chambered in .357 Magnum.
It is the stainless steel finish version of the Smith & Wesson Model 13, and is essentially a Model 19 with fixed sights and no barrel underlug.

The Model 13 was manufactured from 1974 to 1998, while the Model 65 was manufactured from 1972 to 2004.
It was developed as a more powerful version of the popular and successful Smith & Wesson Model 10 M&P (which is chambered in .38 Special).
It was available with barrel lengths of 3″ or 4″, and both round-butt and square-butt versions were produced.
Both models were issued by police agencies and federal law enforcement agencies in the United States.

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FIREARM CONDITION:

This gun is in good to very good, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The overall stainless steel finish is still good, with some extremely light marks/scratches in places on the barrel and frame, but nothing significant and that can’t be easily polished out.
There is an extremely fine drag mark along the cylinder, and the lockup has some extremely marginal play but I would still consider it good.
The aftermarket Pachmayr rubber grips are still excellent, with no marks.

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

This firearm is suitable for home self defense, but is perhaps a little large for every day carry, unless for a large-framed person.
It was a firearm designed for law enforcement and holster carry after all.
The fixed sights also make it slightly more suitable for self-defense than any type of target sport shooting (action sport shooting should be fine).

This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:

  • IDPA – Revolver division
  • SADPA MPDS – Revolver (REV) division
  • ICORE – Classic division
  • PIN SHOOTING – Stock gun & Stock revolver
  • STEEL CHALLENGE
  • METALLIC SILHOUETTE

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