Lew Horton Smith & Wesson S&W 29-3 Classic Hunter .44 Mag 6″ Revolver
SOLD FOR: $1650
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: Lew Horton 29-3 Classic Hunter, Product Code 101230
Serial Number: BAR9576
Year of Manufacture: 1987
Caliber: .44 Magnum
Action Type: Single / Double Action Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the left side is marked “.44 MAGNUM”. The sideplate is marked with the S&W logo. 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 sides of the grip frame and the yoke have inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 6” with Full Underlug
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Patridge blade on a sprung rocker with four small allen-head screws at the center numbered 1-4. Under the rocker is a dial that allows one to change the elevation setting of the sight to one of four pre-set positions which can each be individually adjusted using the four screws. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched leaf in a base that is micrometer-click adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a Hogue Monogrip with texturing and their pebble texture. There are some scattered light marks from light handling and storage. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grip is in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. One of the lands has a small tool mark.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is a small spot of faint thinning on the front of the underlug. The cylinder has a faint turn line. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single-action trigger is crisp and the double action is smooth. The cylinder locks up with light 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: None.
Our Assessment: This is a Model 29-3 Classic Hunter made in 1987. The Classic Hunter was made in 1987 as an exclusive for Lew Horton. It is a 6? version of the Model 29 and has an unfluted cylinder, full underlug barrel, and a silhouette front sight. This one has been well maintained and looks like it sat in its owners safe for almost 30 years. This would be a great revolver for target shooting, defense, or as a hunting backup. Of course, with its limited production 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!