SOLD FOR: $1375
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 29-3, The .44 Magnum
Serial Number: N921769
Year of Manufacture: 1986
Caliber: .44 Magnum or .44 Special
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. The interior of the right grip panel is marked “SEP 5 1986”.
Barrel Length: 4″
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 grips are checkered Goncalo Alves target stocks with S&W medallions and a speedloader cut. There are a couple light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
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 97% of its metal finish. There are a couple of little marks through the finish on the cylinder and another on the left side of the frame below the cylinder. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is a mark through the finish on the sideplate at the rear screw but it is covered by the grip. There are some light marks on the cylinder and a faint turn line. There is some light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with very 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: Included is a box with a serial matching label and a manual to post-internal lock revolvers.
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 and is paired with a pair of Goncalo Alves target stocks. This one has seen gentle life and there is very little wear to speak of. The Smith & Wesson Model 29 is a timeless revolver that will likely never go out of style and makes for a great investment for shooters and collectors alike. Please see our pictures and good luck!