S&W gun ID

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    S&W gun ID

    I'm drooling, saved this one for my wallpaper on the computer.

    What can anyone tell me about this beautiful gun?

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    It's an engraved Model 29? That's all I've got.
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    It was made sometime prior to the elimination of the top side plate screw so it's an N-Frame .44 Magnum that pre-dates the introduction of the 29 as the model designation. That pretty much means it was made in 1955-1956. Perhaps a few older style frames were completed into revolvers during 1957 but am not certain about that. I once had a 4-inch .44 Magnum, one of the first batch of 500 4-inch revolvers made, that factory lettered as being shipped in December of 1956. It featured the 4th screw in the side plate which made it known as a "5-screw" variation, the cylinder stop screw being the 5th screw.

    If I still had it, it would probably be worth a few thousand minimum. As it is, I bought it for $300 back when and sold it for $350 a few years later. What a nitwit thing to do! It had factory rosewood non-relieved coke-bottle target stocks and shot well too.
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    THE answer has been rendered!

    So Sister, did you just trip across this on line somewhere, or is it within reach somehow?

    And connecting a woman (you) and a Model 29 brings to mind an early Ayoob Files report, from the Sept/Oct 1986 issue of American Handgunner: "No One Ever Raped A .44 Magnum: The Helen Weathers Incident"

    Find it if you can.
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    Just was looking at guns on the net, I can do that for hours. Weird I know but they are art to me. This one was the prettiest one I've ever seen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snub44 View Post
    What is that?
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    ...in reply to
    " Find it if you can"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snub44 View Post
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    Oh....ok! Thank you.

    I tried to get to it, seems you have to sign up to see it. Still not sure what I'm looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister View Post
    Oh....ok! Thank you.

    I tried to get to it, seems you have to sign up to see it. Still not sure what I'm looking for.
    ...here you can order just the one article for $4: https://americanhandgunner.com/1986-articles/

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    Did you notice the mamma bear and baby bear carving near the handle? Never seen critters like that carved on the metal part of a gun before. Looks like the mamma bear is carrying one of the two baby bears in her mouth.
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