Sold For: $1,825
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 29 ‘The .44 Magnum’, Square Butt, N-Frame
Serial Number: S218834
Year of Manufacture: 1960-1961
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 rear of the cylinder and under-side of the ejector star are marked with the serial number. The butt is marked with the serial number. The yoke and the sides of the grip frame have inspector marks.
Barrel Length: 4”, 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 wood stocks with S&W medallions at their tops and smooth diamonds around the grip screw escutcheons. The grips have minor handling wear with some scuffing at the top-rear corner of the left panel and light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips are in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered minor marks. The cylinder has a thin turn-line. There are tool marks around some sideplate screws. The hammer and trigger have minor operational wear in otherwise strong case-color. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. 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, built on the N-Frame with a square butt. With its 4″ barrel, this would make a great revolver to carry when hunting or fishing, or even just when running around the property if you live where predators roam. It will also be great for recreational target shooting if you like .44 Magnums, but can also use mild .44 Special loads for longer range sessions. The revolver appears to have seen gentle 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!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R Pistol CAN be sold as a dealer sale in California and CAN be transferred as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) as our Simi Valley location. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.