SOLD FOR: $2,225
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 29-2 ‘The .44 Magnum’, Square Butt, N-Frame
Serial Number: N131901
Year of Manufacture: 1973
Caliber: .44 Magnum
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double Action / Single Action, Swing-Out, Fluted Cylinder Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right is marked “44 MAGNUM”. The side plate has S&W’s monogram logo, the right side of the frame has the four line Marcas Registradas. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The butt is marked with the serial number. The yoke and the sides of the grip frame have inspector marks.
Barrel Length: 6 1/2”, Pinned
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade with a red insert. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched and white outlined leaf in a base that is micrometer click adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered Goncalo Alves target stocks with S&W medallions at their tops. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Finish is original, the trigger has been polished bright.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are some scattered minor scuffs and scratches. The cylinder has a thin turn-line. The hammer has minor operational wear in otherwise strong case color. The trigger has been polished bright. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with barely perceptible play on each chamber when the trigger is depressed. The double action trigger is smooth and the single action is crisp. 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: This is Smith & Wesson’s Model 29-2, built on the N-Frame with a square butt. With its 6 1/2″ barrel, this would make a great target revolver or hunting handgun for those who prefer a challenge. The revolver appears to have seen light use, retaining strong mechanics and a great bore, so this should still prove to be a great shooter. It’s also in high enough condition that Smith collectors will likely show interest. Please see our pictures and good luck!