Smith & Wesson S&W Model 29-2 .44 Magnum 6 1/2″ DA/SA Revolver MFD 1973

SOLD FOR: $1750

LSB#: 210911DJ01

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 29-2, The .44 Magnum

Serial Number: N127147

Year of Manufacture: 1973

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 and is also marked “D.J.T.”, the right side of the frame has the four-line Marcas Registradas address. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The butt is marked with the serial number. The yoke and the sides of the grip frame have inspector marks.

Barrel Length: 6 1/2″ Pinned

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade with a red insert pinned to 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 is a small hairline crack on the right panel at the corner where the backstrap widens into the frame. There are some pools of finish. There are a few spots of thinned finish and a few little marks through the finish. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips are in about Fine 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 95% of its metal finish. There are a few little spots of oxidation on the bottom of the barrel at the muzzle. There are some spots of light oxidation and little spots of finish loss from previous oxidation on the cylinder. The cylinder has a light turn line. There are a few little spots of oxidation on the matte portions of the top strap and barrel rib. There are a few light handling marks and minor draglines. There is a thin turn line on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with light 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 and cleaning kit with a brush, mop, rod, and screwdriver. The blue flock of the case has deteriorated.

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. No collection is complete without a Model 29, one of the most classic guns of all time and a piece of true Americana. Please see our pictures and good luck!

Smith & Wesson S&W Model 29-2 .44 Magnum 6 1/2" DA/SA Revolver MFD 1973
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 29-2 .44 Magnum 6 1/2″ DA/SA Revolver MFD 1973