SOLD FOR: $1050
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: BEU6258
Year of Manufacture: Ca. 1990
Caliber: .44 Magnum & Special
Action Type: 6-Shot, Single And Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Unfluted Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right side is marked “.44 MAGNUM”. The crane cut is marked with the model and serial numbers. The butt of the grip frame is marked with the serial number. 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 right side of the frame is marked with the four-line marcas registradas. The rear of the cylinder are marked “V”. The ejector rod recess is marked “S”.
Barrel Length: 6?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade pinned to a ramped base which is integral to the rib, it has been painted bright orange by a previous owner. 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.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is an aftermarket checkered black rubber Pachmayr Presentation grip. The grip has some scattered scuffs and light marks. The rear of the grip has had the mold lines removed. The checkering is strong. 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 are on the barrel and cylinder. The cylinder also has a light turn line. There are a couple little nicks into the metal on the turn line between two of the notches but they do not affect the trigger pull. 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 629-3 with a 6″ barrel, unfluted cylinder, and a stainless finish. The .44 Magnum is a stout round and will be good protection against just about anything you’ll encounter in North America, no matter if it walks on four legs or two. 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 fun at the range, this is a great gun to pick up. Please see our photos and good luck!