SOLD FOR: $1825
Make: Smith & Wesson Performance Center
Model: 629-3 Carry Comp Stainless, Product Code 170012
Serial Number: PCJ0149
Year of Manufacture: 1992-1993
Caliber: .44 Magnum & Special
Action Type: 6-Shot, Single And Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Unfluted Cylinder
Markings: The crane cut is marked “MOD. 629-3”. The butt of the grip frame is marked “PCJ0149”. The crane and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The left side of the frame is marked with the S&W Performance Center monogram logo. The right side of the frame is marked with the four-line marcas registradas. The right side of the barrel is marked “.44 MAGNUM”, the left side is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “V”. The ejector rod cutout of the underlug is marked “S”.
Barrel Length: 3? with Integral Compensator
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade painted orange, it is dovetailed into the rib. The rear sight is a square notch in the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece black rubber Pachmayr grip with finger grooves and texturing. There is some light wear but no rips or tears. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent 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 some nicks and dings on the trigger guard. There are a couple of hairline scratches on the cylinder. There are some small spots of discoloration on the frame above the cylinder release and on the sides of the frame. The cylinder also has a light turn line. 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 Carry Comp with a 3” ported barrel, round butt grip frame, and a stainless finish. 428 of these were made and sent to Lew Horton Distributors in 1992-1993 and have the “PCJ” prefix. As the name suggests, this would be a great carry gun and 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 your outdoor adventures, this is a great gun to pick up. Please see our photos and good luck!