Smith & Wesson S&W Model 29-2 .44 Magnum 6″ Nickel DA/SA Revolver

SOLD FOR: $2026

LSB#: 210907BW44

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 29-2, The .44 Magnum

Serial Number: N663622

Year of Manufacture: 1979-1980

Caliber: .44 Magnum & .44 Special Cartridges

Action Type: 6-Shot, Single And Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The right side of the barrel is marked “44 MAGNUM”. The crane cut is marked with the serial number and model number “N663622 / MOD. 29-2”. The rear of the cylinder is marked “N”. The sideplate has the S&W monogram logo. The right side of the frame, below the cylinder, is marked with the four-line marcas registradas address. The butt is marked with the serial number “N663622”. The crane and sides of the grip frame are marked with inspection marks.

Barrel Length: 6”, Pinned with shrouded ejector rod and solid rib.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with an orange insert, integral to an elevated base that is integral to the rib, which is serrated for glare reduction. The rear sight is an S&W flat top, square notched, and white-outlined leaf that is micrometer click adjustable for windage and elevation. The top of the rear sight leaf has an impact mark and the notch is disfigured.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered Goncalo Alves target stocks with S&W medallions and a football cut. There are some little dings on the bottom edges. There are some areas of thinned finish, most noticeable along the backs. There are a few compressions and a couple of faint hairline scratches that have colored with age, mainly along the front of the left panel. The checkering is sharp. There are some light handling marks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Nickel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but there are spots of stubborn lead fouling at the forcing cone that will require patient cleaning to remove.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are some little draglines from use and storage. Some of the finish has gone slightly cloudy, this is most noticeable on the frame and sideplate with the grips removed. Some of the cloudiest finish is on the cylinder. There are a few little nicks on the cylinder. The cylinder has a light turn line. The sides of the rib and front sight riser have a few spots of discoloration from previous oxidation. The grip frame has some discoloration from previous oxidation. There are a few little marks on the barrel at the muzzle. There are a few spots of surface oxidation on the hammer and trigger. The rear sight leaf has an impact mark and is bent, the notch is disfigured. There are some spots of dried oil under the grip panels. The cylinder has a light turn line. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good-Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lockup produces minimal side-to-side movement. The double-action 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 with a blue flock, mop, screwdriver, and paperwork including the manual. The case has some scattered light scuffs and scratches. The interior has some discoloration and the blue plastic lining has a few cracks. The hinges and clasp are loose causing the lid to be wobbly. The case is in about Very Good condition.

Our Assessment: Developed in a collaboration between Smith & Wesson and Remington with the input of big-bore handgun shooters including Elmer Keith, The .44 Magnum revolver and cartridge took the revolver world by storm in the 1950s, later to be known worldwide, even outside the firearms community, as “the most powerful handgun in the world” due to its portrayal in the Dirty Harry movies. This is Smith & Wesson’s famous Model 29-2 built on the N-Frame with a square butt. This revolver has a beautiful nickel finish, with a wide serrated case-colored trigger and wide checkered hammer. This one has some scattered wear, but the rear sight insert should be easy to replace and the bore and mechanics are great. It comes with a wood presentation case and will be a nice revolver to add to your collection that you won’t mind shooting. Please see our pictures and good luck!

Smith & Wesson S&W Model 29-2 .44 Magnum 6" Nickel DA/SA Revolver
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 29-2 .44 Magnum 6″ Nickel DA/SA Revolver