SOLD FOR: $1325
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 629-6 Trail Boss, Product Code 163411
Serial Number: DAJ2001
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Caliber: .44 Magnum & Special
Action Type: 6-Shot, Single And Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Unfluted Cylinder
Markings: The crane cut is marked “DAJ2001 / 629-6”. The butt of the grip frame is marked “DAJ2001”. 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 “Trail / Boss”. The right side of the frame is marked with the four line marcas registradas. The left side of the barrel is marked “.44 MAGNUM”.
Barrel Length: 3? Magna Ported Barrel
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade with a red insert, pinned to a ramped base which is integral to the rib. The rear sight is a square notched white outlined 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 grip is a one piece S&W marked Hogue Monogrip with finger grooves and pebble texture. The grip has a lanyard ring. 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: 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 96% of its metal finish. There are some little draglines from storage. There are a few little rubs and scuffs, some have caused smooth spots, the most noticeable is on the bottom of the frame in front of the trigger guard with a few lighter on the cylinder. The cylinder also has a light turn line. There is fouling on the sight, rib, and barrel at the porting. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double-action trigger is smooth and the single action is crisp. The cylinder lockup has hardly any 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 Trail Boss, it was a 2003 exclusive for RSR and shipped with a 3” Magna Ported barrel, S&W Hogue Monogrip, and a stainless finish. 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 Plus 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!