SOLD FOR: $1527
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 29-2, The .44 Magnum
Serial Number: N798763
Year of Manufacture: 1980
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 inspectors marks.
Barrel Length: 8 3/8″ Pinned
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 football cut. There are some light handling marks, no major defects. The checkering is sharp. There is a small gap at the bottom front corner. 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 few little scuffs that have lightly thinned the finish on the barrel at the muzzle, most noticeable on the bottom. There are a few scattered light marks through the finish, the most noticeable is a little nick on the right edge of the rib towards the frame. There is a faint dragline on the cylinder. There are a few little draglines and light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with hardly any 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 wood presentation case, blue two-piece box, shipping box with a serial matching label, paperwork including the manual, and cleaning kit with a rod, mop, brush, and screwdriver. The blue flock has disintegrated.
Our Assessment: This is Smith & Wesson’s famous Model 29-2 built on the N-Frame with a square butt. This revolver has a beautiful blue finish, with wide serrated case-colored trigger and wide checkered hammer. This revolver is a little large for defense, it would make a fantastic gun for handgun hunting and where it will really shine is in silhouette matches. With its adjustable rear sight and nice trigger, this revolver will make short work of chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams. With that being said, this one has a host of accessories including a presentation case and would make a great addition to any collection. Please see our pictures and good luck!