After a 30 year absence, a Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum once again occupies a spot in my gun safe. This one is a Model 29-2, 6.5 inch, P&R, manufactured in 1971, in 95% condition, with the original box and papers, including the warranty registration card.
The nickel finish is perfect, no flaking or peeling, with a very faint turn line on the cylinder. The action is smooth and the lock-up is tight.
I'll post a range report later. Right now the snow hereabouts is belly deep to a tall moose.