S&W Model 29-2 .44 Magnum

S&W Model 29-2 .44 Magnum

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    S&W Model 29-2 .44 Magnum

    So, how's this for a new carry piece? Might be a bit much for pocket carry. I picked it up at the SAXET Gun Show here in San Antonio yesterday. It's a Smith & Wesson Model 29-2 .44 Magnum with 6-3/4" barrel, new, never fired.



    I've always wanted a Model 29, and when I saw this one, it was just too hard to resist. The real challenge for me, will be keeping it pristine. I've always purchased weapons to shoot, but this time, I think I'd be foolish to do so. I'll keep it new, and it can be my "Heller gun". Maybe I'll find a nice used one to have as a shooter!

    I just have to ask myself one question: Do I feel lucky?

    Well . . . yeah!
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    Sharp 29 with rosewood grips. I bought a 29-2 new in the 70's that is identical but has smooth rosewood grips. I always thought the barrel length was 6 1/2 inch but have never measured to check. If you handle it with care you can still shoot it alot and the wear will be minimal.

    Picture of 29-2 and 19 2 1/2 inch

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    Very nice!!!! Here is a photo of mine. I bought it from a friend for $300.00. I could not pass up that deal!!! I think that the Model 29-2 came in a 6", 6 1/2" and an 8 3/8" version.

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    Nice piece and I see your dilemma. Solution may be to shoot it enough to check function, then find a "beater" M29 to enjoy.
    To further answer your question "I just have to ask myself one question: Do I feel lucky?"

    Well . . . you should, Punk (smiley face here)

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    I have one too, and enjoy shooting it. My wife wanted to shoot it also though I loaded her's with .44 special's. Later on I was shooting it with .44 mags and re-offered it to her for her to try out. "No thanks" was the answer I got back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMAG View Post
    Very nice!!!! Here is a photo of mine. I bought it from a friend for $300.00. I could not pass up that deal!!! I think that the Model 29-2 came in a 6", 6 1/2" and an 8 3/8" version.
    You're right, it is a 6-1/2", not a 6-3/4" barrel. The one you got from your friend is a gift, not a purchase! That one for $300? Sheesh!

    I got mine for $750, out the door, which I think is pretty good, from what I've seen.

    By the way, if anyone has the Smith & Wesson catalog with serial numbers, I'd appreciate it if you'd look up the date of manufacture for me. Serial number is N1256XX.
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    Thumbs up NICE !

    A very nice N frame !


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    Oh, goody! A Model 29 picture thread. My 29-2, made in 1973:



    rodc13, your M29-2 was made in 1973, same as mine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    rodc13, your M29-2 was made in 1973, same as mine.
    Cool! Thanks, Cap'n!
    Cheers,
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    Well it is nice

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    I bought a brand new 29 4" in 1982 and loaded some 240 JHP first round I blew the X outta the bullseye 2nd round I think I hit the silhouette in the testicular area,3rd shot right shoulder,I was flinching so bad by the 4th shot I think I missed the silhouette,anyhow I think later on I traded it for a Python
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    I'm really starting to think: To heck with collecting, I need to take it out and shoot it!
    Cheers,
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    All I can say is Dirty Harry...Wow that is a cannon!

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    Do ya feel lucky punk well do ya
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    I would shoot it and just keep it clean and oiled and free of surface rust, pits, and prints.
    Just be mindful not to scratch and dent it...and it will maintain very good collector value.
    Buy a gun rug for it...don't holster it and you'll avoid those holster wear/rub marks on the high spots.
    Buy another set of aftermarkert grips for it right away so that you can keep those wood grips perfect.
    And lastly be extra careful of the muzzle and crown when you clean the barrel.
    Then it will stay like new and you can still enjoy shooting it.
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