SOLD FOR: $1325
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 629-3 Classic, No. 103638
Serial Number: BNA6296
Year of Manufacture: 1992
Caliber: .44 Magnum & .44 Special Cartridges
Action Type: 6-Shot, Single And Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Smith & Wesson / 44 Magnum”. The right side of the barrel is marked “629 Classic”. The crane cut is marked with the serial number and model number. The crane and sides of the grip frame are marked with inspection marks. The sideplate has the S&W monogram logo. The right side of the frame, below the cylinder, is marked with the four-line marcas registradas address. The rear of the cylinder is marked “V” and the ejector rod recess is marked “S”.
Barrel Length: 6 1/2”, with shrouded ejector rod and solid, serrated rib.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with an orange insert, pinned to a serrated elevated base that is integral to the rib, which is serrated for glare reduction. The rear sight is an S&W flat top, square notched, and white-outlined leaf that is micrometer click adjustable for windage and elevation. The top strap is drilled and tapped under the rear sight base.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece black rubber S&W branded Hogue monogrip with finger grooves, S&W medallions, and their pebble texture mounted to a round butt grip frame. There are a few light scuffs, most noticeable on the bottom. There are some light handling marks. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grips are in Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
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 some swirl marks and light streaks from use and storage. There is a turn line on the cylinder. There are a couple of light scuffs, most noticeable on the cylinder. There are a few spots of discoloration on the sides and bottom of the grip frame. There is light operational wear on the hammer and trigger. The screw heads are sharp to lightly used. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lockup produces hardly any side-to-side movement. The double-action 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: Included is a S&W box with a serial-matching label, paperwork including the manual, and a cleaning kit. The box has some scattered scuffs and some edge wear, in about Fine condition.
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, round butt grip frame, Hogue grip, 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-Excellent 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!