Smith & Wesson Model 627 in .38 Super

The new S&W model 627 revolver in .38 Super.
The new S&W model 627 revolver in .38 Super.

Smith & Wesson introduced the limited edition model 627 in .38 Super.  This competition-caliber revolver features red, white and blue grips and a glass bead finish that give it a very distinctive look for both the range and the Sunday BBQ.

Designed and built by the Smith & Wesson Performance Center, the model 627 has a 5 1/2″ barrel with compensator, a Patridge front sight and adjustable rear sight.  And yes, it has an internal lock.

The S&W 627 comes with full-moon clips and a spent case removal tool.

The standard S&W model 627 is an eight-shot .357 Magnum.  This version is in .38 Super, a cartridge frequently associated with competition shooting in the United States.  Combined with the styling of this handgun, it would appear S&W is gearing this firearm for the competition market.

The model 627 is available to your dealer only through Birmingham-based Bangers distributor.  Pricing is set by the dealer, and no MSRP is given by Smith & Wesson.


  • Model: 627
  • Caliber: .38 Super
  • Capacity: 8 Rounds
  • Action: Single/Double Action
  • Barrel Length: 5 1/2″ Angled
  • Front Sight: Patridge
  • Rear Sight: S&W Adjustable
  • Overall Length: 11″
  • Weight: 45.5 oz.
  • Grip: Red, White, & Blue Wood
  • Material: Stainless Steel Frame and Cylinder
  • Finish: Glassbead

2013 Update

At this time, the S&W model 627 in .38 Super is no longer available through any normal channels.  The limited production gun was made only as a short run for the Bangers distributor, and no more were made.  The revolver is not listed in the Smith & Wesson catalog or on the company’s website.

Occasionally, a model 627 in .38 Super will come up for sale or auction on one of the internet gun sales sites, and a collector can find the guns there.  However, one can expect to pay a premium over the original price because of the relative rarity of the gun.  Do not expect to pick up a pristine, unfired gun on the cheap.

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