SOLD FOR: $2,655
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 629-6 Backpacker, Product Code 150165
Serial Number: DBN3503
Year of Manufacture: 11/14/2007 (Per Smith & Wesson)
Caliber: .44 Magnum & Special
Action Type: 6-Shot, Single And Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Unfluted Cylinder
Markings: The crane cut is marked “DBN3503 / 629-6”. The butt of the grip frame is marked “DBN3503”. The crane and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The left side of the frame is marked with the S&W monogram logo. The sideplate is marked with a bears head. The right side of the frame is marked with the four line marcas registradas. The right side of the barrel is marked “Backpacker”. The left side of the barrel is marked “.44 MAGNUM”. The circumference of the cylinder is marked with bear paw tracks. The rear face of the cylinder, under the ejector, is marked “21467 / 04”
Barrel Length: 2 1/2″ Ported Barrel
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated blade with a red fiber optic insert, pinned to a serrated ramped base which is integral to the solid, wide rib, which is serrated for glare reduction. The rear sight is a “V” notched leaf in a click base that is adjustable for windage and elevation screwed to the top strap. The topstrap, under the rear sight, is drilled and tapped for a scope mount (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are one piece S&W marked Hogue grips with finger grooves and pebble texture. The grips have only a few minor scuffs. There are no gashes or tears. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but stubborn fouling is present.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its current metal finish. The front face of the cylinder has burn rings and circumference of the cylinder has very small faint marks inline with the chambers. The cylinder also displays a complete turn line and some light scuffs. There are some light rubs from standard use. There are some small spots of stubborn fouling on the front sight and front sight pedestal. There is a light impact mark on the trigger guard. There is some extremely faint discoloration on the grip frame, most noticeable on the left side of the backstrap (obscured by the grip). There are a few light marks on the outer circumference of the muzzle. The screw heads are sharp but the grip screw is lightly tool marked with a deep slot. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double-action trigger is smooth and the single action is crisp. The cylinder lockup has very little play on all chambers. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The 629 has been made in a variety of configurations since 1979 filling just about any role that could be asked of a .44 Magnum revolver. This example is the 629-6 Backpacker, with a 2.5? ported barrel and round-butt. As the name suggests, this would be a great carry gun when hiking where you may encounter predators. The .44 Magnum is a stout round and will be good protection against just about anything you’ll encounter in North America. The gun is in Fine condition with a few scattered light marks, a great bore, and strong mechanics. If you’re a Smith collector or just want a powerful revolver for your outdoor adventures, this is a great gun to pick up. Please see our photos and good luck!