SOLD FOR: $1601.12
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 629-1, .44 Magnum Stainless
Serial Number: BBA1023
Year of Manufacture: 1988
Caliber: .44 Magnum & Special
Action Type: 6-Shot, Single And Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The yoke cut is marked “BBA1023 / 629-1”. The butt of the grip frame is marked “BBA1023”. The crane and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The sideplate 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 right side of the barrel is marked “44 MAGNUM”, the left side is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The rear of the cylinder is marked “V”. The ejector cutout of the underlug is marked “S”. The interior of each grip panel is marked “234” in marker and the interior of the right panel is dated April 8, 1988.
Barrel Length: 3?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade with a red insert, set on a ramped base that 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 rib and rear sight base are serrated for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth Goncalo Alves combat stocks with finger grooves and S&W medallions on a round butt grip frame. There are some scattered little patches of finish loss, light scrapes, and light scratches. There are a few little light compressions. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good-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 but there are a couple of light scratches towards the forcing cone.
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 trigger guard with a few on the cylinder mostly behind the flutes. There is a little ding on the right edge of the front sight ramp. The cylinder has a 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 a 629-1 with a 3” barrel Goncalo Alves combat grips, round butt grip frame, and a stainless finish. 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, this is a great gun to pick up. Please see our photos and good luck!