Smith & Wesson S&W 629-4 Classic DX 103646 .44 Mag 8 3/8″ Revolver
SOLD FOR: $1706.25
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 629-4 Classic DX, No. 103646
Serial Number: CBZ1014
Year of Manufacture: 1995-2000
Caliber: .44 Magnum
Action Type: Single / Double Action Revolver with Swing Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Smith & Wesson / .44 Magnum”. The right side of the barrel is marked “629 Classic DX”. 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: 8 3/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade with a red insert pinned to a rise in the serrated wide rib. The rear sight is a S&W square-notched white-outlined sight adjustable for windage and elevation. The topstrap is drilled and tapped under the rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth wood combat grips with S&W medallions. There are light handling marks, no major defects. The right grip has some light rotational. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grip is in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is strong. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are some scattered draglines and scuffs, some have caused smooth spots. There are a few little nicks and hairline scratches, the most noticeable are on the trigger guard and cylinder. The cylinder has a light, thin turn-line, the hammer and trigger show faint operational wear and there are a few scattered minor marks. There is discoloration and light oxidation on the hammer and trigger. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single-action trigger is crisp and the double action is smooth. The cylinder locks up with hardly any 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 case with paperwork including the manual, extra Smith & Wesson branded Hogue grip, test target, and four additional front sights.
Our Assessment: Popularized by Dirty Harry movies, the N-frame long barrel S&W revolvers had already been on the shelf in America for a few decades; after the movie, the Model 29 was revered by target shooters and law enforcement alike. The 629 is the stainless steel version and 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 is a Model 629 Classic DX, or Classic Deluxe that was made from 1991-2000. It is a Deluxe version of the Classic Model and comes with combat grips, additional front sight blades, and is drilled and tapped under the rear 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 or handgun hunting. Of course, with its original box 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!