S&W released its 952 series through the Performance Center in 2000, billing the gun as “the most accurate 9mm in the world”. Total production has been cited at 1,735 pistols. This example, a 952-1, made in 2002 as reflected by the fired case seal, has the usual 5” barrel, drift adjustable front sight, and fully adjustable Wilson Combat rear sight. Left side of slide marked Performance Center suffixed by 9(mm)52. The full serial number is on the left side of the frame, exposed chamber marked with caliber and “Performance”. Performance Center seal and “952-1” on the right side of the frame. Major and most minor components are blued except the barrel that is in the white. Slab S&W checkered panels. In-the-white magazines, primary and spare, with eight indicator holes numbered 2-9, an orange/red follower, and a plastic polymer floorplate. Complete with factory literature, fired cartridge, and PC aluminum case.
Smith & Wesson, S&W, Model 952-1, Performance Center Cased with Spare Magazine and Literature.
Excellent with 99% original finish showing sharp edge wear and handling marks as one would expect from a lightly used target gun with a mirror bright bore and perfect manual mechanics. Comparable condition grips, magazines, case, and literature. A modern but top -tier classic pistol sure to please any S&W collector or accuracy fanatic.