SOLD FOR: $1005
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: BAN8138
Year of Manufacture: 1988
Caliber: .44 Magnum & Special
Action Type: 6-Shot, Single And Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The crane cut is marked with the serial number above “M.629-1”. The butt of the grip frame is marked with the serial number. The crane and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The sideplate is marked with the S&W monogram logo. The right side of the frame is marked with the four-line marcas registradas. The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the left is marked “.44 MAGNUM”.
Barrel Length: 4″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade, pinned to a ramped base that is integral to the rib. The front sight has had orange paint applied. 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 a one-piece S&W marked Hogue Monogrip with finger grooves and pebble texture. The grips have some scattered minor scuffs. The texturing is strong. There are no gashes or tears. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Hard Chrome
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but there are some spots of stubborn fouling.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. The front edges of the cylinder have been beveled. There are a few little rubs and scuffs, some have caused smooth spots, the most noticeable are on the trigger guard and cylinder. The cylinder has a turn line and another dragline in front of the lead in grooves. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine 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: Included is a Safariland leather holster.
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 629-1, it has a tapered 4″ barrel, Hogue monogrip, adjustable rear sight, serrated ramp front sight, square butt grip frame, and a new hard chrome finish. This would be a great carry gun when hiking where you may encounter predators, the .44 Magnum is a stout round and will be good protection against just about anything you’ll encounter in North America. The gun is in Fine condition with a few scattered light marks, a great bore, and strong mechanics. If you’re after a powerful revolver for your outdoor adventures, this is a great gun to pick up. Please see our photos and good luck!