SOLD FOR: $1501.01
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 629-2 Classic Hunter, SKU. 103628
Serial Number: BEA3465
Year of Manufacture: 1989
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” and the right is marked “.44 MAGNUM”. The crane cut is marked with the serial number and model number. The crane and sides of the grip frame are marked with inspection marks. The left side of the frame is marked with the monogram logo. The right side of the frame, below the cylinder, is marked with the four-line marcas registradas address. The rear of the cylinder is marked “V” and the ejector rod recess is marked “S”. The interior of the right grip panel is marked with what resembles “APR. 21 1989”.
Barrel Length: 8 3/8”, with shrouded ejector rod and solid, serrated rib.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade, pinned to a serrated 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 leaf that is micrometer click adjustable for windage and elevation. The top strap is drilled and tapped under the rear sight base.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered goncalo alves target stocks with a speedloader cut. There is a scratch on the bottom face of the left panel and a few little marks through the finish. There are a couple infrequently scattered marks through the finish. There is some finish wear on the bottom edges. The checkering is mostly sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There are a couple of patches of what are either tool marks or erosion on the grooves.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are some scattered scuffs and draglines, some have caused smooth spots. There are a few little hairline scratches, the most noticeable are on the cylinder. There are some light handling marks. There are a few little nicks, most noticeable on the trigger guard. There is light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear, the markings on the right of the barrel are a bit light. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lockup produces very light 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 S&W box with a serial-matching label, paperwork including the manual, and a cleaning kit.
Our Assessment: The 629 has been made in a variety of configurations since 1979 filling just about any role that could be asked of a .44 Magnum revolver. This example is the 629-2 Classic Hunter with a 8 3/8? barrel, square butt grip frame, goncalo alves target stocks, unfluted cylinder, and a stainless finish. Only 2500 of this model were produced. The .44 Magnum is a stout round and will be good protection against just about anything you’ll encounter in North America, no matter if it walks on four legs or two. The gun is in Fine condition with a few scattered light marks, a great bore, and strong mechanics. If you’re a Smith collector or just want a powerful revolver for fun at the range, this is a great gun to pick up. Please see our photos and good luck!