SOLD FOR: $2202.25
Make: Smith & Wesson, Customized by Mag-na-port
Model: 29-3 “Second Chance” No. 67
Serial Number: N908623
Year of Manufacture: 1982-1986
Caliber: .44 Magnum & Special
Action Type: 6-Shot, Single And Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The yoke cut is marked “N908623 / 29-3”, the “3” is overstamped on another number. The butt of the grip frame is marked “N908623”. The crane and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The sideplate of the frame is marked with the S&W monogram logo and “067”. The right side of the frame is marked with the four-line marcas registradas. The right side of the barrel is marked “44 MAG”, the left side is marked “SECOND CHANCE” and with a heart. The left side of the frame is marked “Mag-na-port / CUSTOM”.
Barrel Length: 3″ Mag-na-ported
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade with a red insert, integral to a ramped base that is fixed 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 checkered black rubber pachmayr grips with finger grooves and an inlaid red heart medallion with the words “SECOND / CHANCE” in gold. There are a few scattered light marks. The checkering is mostly sharp. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition as custom.
Type of Finish: The revolver has been polished bright, the hammer and trigger are gold plated.
Finish Originality: Original to Mag-na-port Customization
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains less than 10% of its metal finish and was polished bright when it was customized. There are traces of bluing in the markings. There are some swirls and little draglines. There are some scuffs and rubs that have caused smooth spots, the most noticeable are on the cylinder. There are some little draglines from storage. The grip frame has been converted to round butt. There are light handling marks. The cylinder has a turn line. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine-Excellent condition as customized.
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 custom presentation case, two speedloaders, and a cleaning rod & brush.
Our Assessment: Our Assessment: While closer in appearance to a Model 629, this is a 29-3 that has been customized by Mag-na-port and now has a 3″ ported barrel, round butt grip frame, and has new markings. From what we have been able to find on these customized revolvers, only 100 were made. MagnaPort is a company that pioneered electron discharge machining to cut compensator ports in the barrels of guns, including revolvers. Second Chance was a manufacturer of body armor founded by Richard Davies. For many years Richard Davies ran the Second Chance Shoot, a bowling pin shooting competition in Michigan. Some think that these were customized as prize guns for the shoot. In any case this is a sweet revolver customized by Mag-na-port and should shoot as good as it looks. Please see our photos and good luck!