Lew Horton Smith & Wesson S&W 29-3 Classic Hunter .44 Mag 6″ Revolver

SOLD FOR: $1150


Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: Lew Horton 29-3 Classic Hunter, Product Code 101230

Serial Number: AYE2753

Year of Manufacture: 1987

Caliber: .44 Magnum

Action Type: Single / Double Action Revolver

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the left side is marked “.44 MAGNUM”. The sideplate is marked with the S&W logo. The right side of the frame has the four-line Marcas Registradas Address. The crane cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The butt is marked with the serial number. The sides of the grip frame and the crane have inspection marks.

Barrel Length: 6”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge blade on a sprung rocker with four small allen-head screws at the center numbered 1-4. Under the rocker is a dial that allows one to change the elevation setting of the sight to one of four pre-set positions which can each be individually adjusted using the four screws. The rear face of the blade has been painted red. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched leaf in a base that is micrometer-click adjustable for windage and elevation.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a checkered black rubber Pachmayr Presentation grip. There are some scattered light marks from use and storage. The rubber has a greenish discoloration in some areas. The checkering is mostly strong. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grip is in about Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

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 98% of its metal finish. There are a few little oil marks from use and storage. There are a few spots of minor discoloration on the cylinder along the edge at the chambers. The cylinder has a light, thin turn-line, the hammer and trigger show faint operational wear and there are a few scattered minor marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single-action trigger is crisp and the double action is smooth. The cylinder locks up with light play on each chamber. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a serial matching box with paperwork including the manual and a cleaning kit. The box has some scattered light wear and some tape.

Our Assessment: This is a Model 29-3 Classic Hunter made in 1987. The Classic Hunter was made in 1987 as an exclusive for Lew Horton. It is a 6″ version of the Model 29 and has an unfluted cylinder and a silhouette front sight. This one has been well maintained and looks like it sat in its box for almost 30 years. This would be a great revolver for target shooting, defense, or as a hunting backup. Of course, with its limited production and high condition, it should also pique the interest of Smith & Wesson collectors. Whatever your reason for buying this revolver, these don’t come around every day. Please see our photos and good luck!

Lew Horton Smith & Wesson S&W 29-3 Classic Hunter .44 Mag 6" Revolver
Lew Horton Smith & Wesson S&W 29-3 Classic Hunter .44 Mag 6″ Revolver