SOLD FOR: $2726.99
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 29-2, The .44 Magnum
Serial Number: N497001
Year of Manufacture: 1977-1978
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 “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 front face of the ejector and the rear face of the cylinder under the ejector are marked “497001”. The ejector rod cut of the underlug is marked “497001”. The yoke and the sides of the grip frame have inspector marks. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “B<>”. The left side of the grip frame has a factory “R-Bi” refinish mark and a date “179”.
Barrel Length: 6 1/2″ 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 leaf in a base 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 some scattered little spots of finish loss, the most noticeable are on the football cut. There are a couple minor scratches and little marks through the finish. The edges have a couple of little nicks. The checkering is mostly sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Factory Refinished, January 1979.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are some scattered light handling marks and draglines. There are a few scattered light scuffs and rubs. There are a few scattered little marks through the finish, some of the most noticeable are on the trigger guard. There are some spots of finish loss under the grips. There is a thin turn line on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp to lightly tool marked. The markings are clear though some are a bit light due to factory refinish. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: 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 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!