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I took the Model 27-1 6" to the range yesterday, and I had forgotten how accurate it is.

The revolver is lettered to 4-19-1963. It was supposed to be made in 1960 and to be replaced by the 27-2 in 1961. Go figure. The serial number (S220xxx) is stamped on the butt, yoke, ejector rod, cylinder, and barrel. It has one proud pin (on the front sight). The matching stocks are missing.

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Nice S&W model 27-1. I think that one came with Magna grips. It has the standard hammer and trigger.
Yea, that is also what the SCSW book says. It came with Magna's which had a lower ser #111520 which would be a ~1953-1955 pre-27.

The letter says checkered walnut grips and sold to the U.S. Army Air Force Base (PX Store) at New York City, NY.
 

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I think a Model 28 6" is much more rare than a Model 27 6"?
 

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Nice looking 27! Glad you took it out for some exercise, and to enjoy the performance of some fine craftsmanship.
 
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Any N frame -1 is pretty much a "seldom seen" gun. How each specific model and barrel length that have survived is where "rare" enters the conversation (IMHO). Non model marked, 4 screw framed, N frames may be more rare, transitional -2, recessed cylinder but no pinned barrel, are in the mix as are -3 models with "alphabet" serial numbers. All in all, the -1 27 is a wonderful piece for a shooter or a collector.
 
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