S&W Model 29 .44mag revolver -- nice article at American Handgunner

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    S&W Model 29 .44mag revolver -- nice article at American Handgunner

    Exclusive: The Perfect Mountain Revolver? An ‘Enhanced’ S&W Model 29

    The grand old Smith & Wesson M29 revolver was the first and arguably the most important big-bore, hi-performance revolver ever made. Until it arrived, there weren’t really any revolvers and munitions out there for serious sportsmen. Over 50 years later, the gun and cartridge combination is still out there doing the Lord’s work. Oh sure, many and more powerful revolvers and cartridges have arrived since 1956, but none will ever supplant the classic M29 in the hearts of True Believers.

    Smith & Wesson hasn’t been sitting on its hands all these years and has introduced numerous variations on the first M29 that have enlarged upon the basic theme. In 1978 the introduction of the stainless M629, nothing more than a stainless M29, teased the public. The M629-2 saw heat-treated yokes, the M629-3s added the longer stop notch, the anti-recoil bolt lock and then the M629-4 saw the addition of the “drill and tap” frames with their round-tang rear sights. The dash-suffixes in Smith & Wesson model parlance denote engineering changes to the basic models.


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    Of course, if the M29 isn't quite your cup of tea, there's always the ultralight scandium Model 329 PD: click.
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    Excellent write up, thank you ccw9. Timely for me.
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    Love my 629... only wish I had a pre-lock model.
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    I have a 4" stainless model that has replaced my 620 as my woods gun. I love it! Here in Colorado I load it with 44spl 255 grain hardcast Keith loads.
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    My first ever handgun was a spankin new M29. The year was 1982.

    It was a beautiful chrome model with a 8 3/8" barrell. Came in a nice Presentation Case that had compartments for a cleaning brush and takedown tool. Trigger broke like glass. I wanna say that I paid around $425 for it.
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    he he he....
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    Great collection, glockcoma!
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    Model 29 or 629 if you like the big bores, a definite yes.

    The 329 - 25.5 ounces, which is just a couple of ounces more than a model 60...and shooting a .357 in a 60 is punishing....I've no desire to smash my had with a ball peen hammer....
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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    Model 29 or 629 if you like the big bores, a definite yes.

    The 329 - 25.5 ounces, which is just a couple of ounces more than a model 60...and shooting a .357 in a 60 is punishing....I've no desire to smash my had with a ball peen hammer....
    Oh c'mon! Where's your spirit of adventure? :) If I were to carry a wheelie gun, the 329pd stuffed with .44 Special loads would be near the top.
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    Didn't get to see this one until now. Good thread.

    There are a couple of handgun cartridges that just go best with their original firearms. Like the .45 ACP which really needs to be fired from a 1911, the .44 Magnum is uniquely awesome when coupled with the Model 29 Smith & Wesson.

    The only Model 29 around here was purchased new in 1980.
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    I used to have a 329. I found the recoil to be significantly less that the 360PD, more of a push than a sharp slap. The only reason I sold it was because I could not shoot reloads in it, all the bullets pulled under recoil. I will stick with steel for magnums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NETim View Post
    Oh c'mon! Where's your spirit of adventure? :) If I were to carry a wheelie gun, the 329pd stuffed with .44 Special loads would be near the top.
    Right here....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PEF View Post
    Right here....

    That's TOO much adventure. :)
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    A most excellent photograph, PEF!
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    My latest "boat anchor". It left the factory in 1957 so it ain't a real 29.
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