SOLD FOR: $1425
Make: Smith & Wesson
Serial Number: DAJ8297
Year of Manufacture: 2006
Caliber: .44 Magnum
Action Type: 6-Shot, Double Action / Single Action, Swing-Out, Fluted Cylinder Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “.44 MAGNUM”, the right is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The right side of the frame has the four-line Marcas Registradas. The butt is marked with the serial number. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The sideplate has an S&W monogram logo.
Barrel Length: 6 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade with a red insert pinned to a rise in the serrated 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. The topstrap, under the rear sight, is drilled and tapped for mounting an optic (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood target stocks with S&W medallions, smooth diamonds, and a speedloader cut. The edges are slightly proud to the backstrap. There are a couple of light marks on the bottom edges. The checkering is strong. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent 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 97% of its metal finish. There is some minor thinning on the edges of the muzzle. There are some scattered light marks from handling. There are a few little marks on the bottom of the underlug. There is a thin turn line through the finish on the cylinder. There are some light handling marks. The screwheads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double-action trigger is smooth and the single action is crisp. The cylinder has almost no 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 standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a blue-lined mahogany S&W presentation case, shipping box, and a cleaning kit with a screwdriver. The lining of the lid is beginning to separate at the top right corner.
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 29-10 built on the N-Frame with a square butt. This revolver has a beautiful blued 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. This one has seen the inside of its case most of its life and there is very little wear to speak of. The Smith & Wesson Model 29 is a timeless revolver that will likely never go out of style and makes for a great investment for shooters and collectors alike. Please see our pictures and good luck!