SOLD FOR: $1325
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 29-2, The .44 Magnum
Serial Number: N813460
Year of Manufacture: 1980-1982
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 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. The interior of the right grip panel is marked with a faded date.
Barrel Length: 8 3/8″ 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 target sight 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 speedloader cut. There is a light scrape on the right panel along the rear. There is a small crack on the rear edge that borders the checkering on the right panel. There are some scattered little nicks, light scratches, and a few tiny dings. There are some scattered light handling marks. The checkering is mostly sharp. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good Plus 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 90% of its metal finish. There is some finish loss and light discoloration on the barrel at the muzzle. There are some scattered little scuff marks through the finish on the barrel, many have taken on light discoloration. There are a few little nicks and scratches on the barrel. There are some little nicks and scratches on the rib and top strap that have taken on discoloration. There are some little nicks and scratches on the cylinder. There is finish loss on the edges of the cylinder. The frame has finish loss on the edges. There are some scattered little marks through the finish on the frame, the most noticeable wear is on the trigger guard which has some little nicks, scratches, and areas of finish loss that have discolored. One of the extractor pins is missing from the rear face of the cylinder. There is a thin turn line on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear, many have had white color-fill applied. Overall, this revolver is in about Very Good Plus condition.
Mechanics: One of the extractor pins is missing from the rear face of the cylinder but 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: 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 blued finish, with a wide serrated case-colored trigger and wide checkered hammer. This one has seen some use but still has a great bore and nice mechanics, it will make a great handgun for silhouette shooting and would be a great addition to your collection. Please see our pictures and good luck!