SOLD FOR: $1675
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 29-2, The .44 Magnum
Serial Number: N719462
Year of Manufacture: 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 “N719462 / 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 “N719462”. The crane and sides of the grip frame are marked with inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 8 3/8”, 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.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered Goncalo Alves target stocks with S&W medallions and a football cut. There are a few little marks through the finish, most noticeable on the bottom faces. There is some uneven finish on the right grip panle in front of the medallion. There is a tiny hairline crack on the back of the left panel below the butt of the grip frame. There are a few light handling marks. 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.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some little draglines from use and storage. There are a few light scuffs. There are a couple of little tiny freckles that are cloudy. There are a couple of spots of wear under the grips. There are light handling marks. The cylinder has a light turn line. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lockup produces almost no 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: None.
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 hardly any wear and looks to have seen gentle use. It will be perfect to add to your collection, especially if Smith & Wesson revolvers are your area of interest. Please see our pictures and good luck!