SOLD FOR: $1431.66
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: AFF0026
Year of Manufacture: 1983-1988
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 address. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and models numbers. The butt is marked with the serial number. The yoke and the sides of the grip frame have inspector marks.
Barrel Length: 8 3/8″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade with a red insert set on a ramped base integral to the barrel rib. 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 grip is a checkered black rubber Pachmayr “Gripper” grip with finger grooves. The grips have minor handling wear with only a few scattered light marks. The checkering is strong. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition as not original to the gun.
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 98% of its metal finish. There are a few little tiny marks into the finish on the trigger guard and there is a little ding on the bottom of the frame on the front edge. There are some light marks on the sides of the barrel at the muzzle, hardly noticeable. There are a couple of little marks on the edge of the rib. The cylinder has a very light turn-line. There is some light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. Most markings are clear, the sideplate’s logo is shallow and incomplete. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with light 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 famous Model 29-3, built on the N-Frame with a square butt. This revolver has a beautiful blue finish, with wide serrated case colored trigger and wide checkered hammer. This revolver is a little large for defense or as a hunting sidearm but would make a fantastic gun for handgun hunting. Where it will really shine is in silhouette matches. With its adjustable rear sight and nice trigger, this revolver will make short work of chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams. Please see our pictures and good luck!