Originally known as the Registered Magnum, the Model 27 was the original .357 magnum revolver. Built on Smith & Wesson's large N-Frame, the Model 27 is noted for its durability and reliability. The feature that really sets the Model 27 apart from other N-Frames is the fine checkering along the topstrap and barrel rib, done to reduce glare. The Model 27-8 has a 5-inch barrel with a gold bead front sight. Like all new S&Ws, the firing pin is mounted internally and not on the hammer and an internal safety lock makes the 27-8 more secure than its classic counterparts. The cylinder holds a full eight rounds of .357 Magnum ammunition. This double-action revolver features checkered wooden grips with Smith & Wesson medallions and an adjustable rear sight. Its wood, metal, and bore are all in excellent condition.