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SMITH AND WESSON MODEL 25 REVOLVER

 

The Smith and Wesson Model 25 is a target revolver with features specifically suited to putting them all in the black. It has adjustable rear sights with fine movements, and a ramp style front sight. The grips are gorgeous cocobolo wood with carved finger grooves for a sure hold on the gun.

The revolver doesn't have a full-length ejector rod shroud as do some Smith's, but instead has a tapered barrel and ejector rod housing, keeping the weight of the revolver balanced over your hand.

The model 25 is one of very few Smith and Wesson revovlers still made with a blued finish. The bluing on the 25 is as rich and lustrous as Smith and Wesson has ever made.

The model 25 also has a rich history. Decades ago, Smith and Wesson produced target revolvers that the company called "Hand Ejector" models. In 1950, the company produced the .45 Caliber Hand Ejector Model of 1950. These were chambered in .45 ACP, with a small number chambered in .45 Colt. They were an immediate hit. Smith and Wesson made some changes to the gun in 1950, and that model was referred to as the Hand Ejector .45 Cal. Model of 1955. Because the company had not yet assigned a model number to these revolvers, they're often referred to as "pre" models. The .45 ACP model became the Model 26, and the .45 Colt revolver later became the Model 25. Both were light-barreled target revolvers, and were popular in competition.

The model 25 is still a popular competition gun, and Smith and Wesson has honored tradition by keeping the looks and the design of the 25 very close to the original 1950's models.

Specifications

Caliber: .45 Colt
Capacity: 6 Rounds
Barrel Length: 4" Tapered
Front Sight: Black Ramp
Rear Sight: Adjustable Black
Grip: Cocobolo
Trigger: .312"
Hammer: .400"
Frame: Large
Finish: Blue
Overall length: 9 1/2"
Material: Carbon Steel
Weight Empty: 39.5 ounces

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Smith and Wesson Model 25 Reviews:

Overall Rating: review stars, 5 out of 5 possible stars 5 out of 5
By JJC, Mantorville, MN
February 11, 2013

Primary use: Target Shooting

"I purchased my 25-2 .45 ACP revolver in 1968 and shot NRA bullseye for over 10 years and it was and still is a tack driver."

Overall Rating: review stars, 4 out of 5 possible stars 4out of 5
By gunslingerMPD
January 11, 2013

Primary use: Defense/Law Enforcement

"I owned and carried a S&W 25-9 while working as a police officer from 1989 to 1991 until my department switch a uniform carry of the S&W 5946 in 9mm. I loved it because it was a real nail driver and it demanded respect when observed by citizen and thug alike. I shot 225 gr. silver tips out of it and the speed loaders were massive. I regret I ever sold it."

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