SOLD FOR: $2000.08
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 29-2, The .44 Magnum
Serial Number: S238216
Year of Manufacture: 1964-1965
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, 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 front face of the ejector is marked “238216”.
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 leaf in a base that is micrometer click adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered wood target stocks with S&W medallions, smooth diamonds, and a football cut. portions of the left panel have chipped off along the inside on the bottom edge and are stuck to the opposing panel. There are some scattered light handling marks. There are mars through the finish on the football cut. There are a couple of faint compressions. There are some scattered light handling marks. The checkering is mostly strong. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good 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 95% of its metal finish. There are a few light handling marks on the barrel and a couple of faint scuffs on the sides at the muzzle. There are some little spots of finish loss and oxidation on the right side of the frame under the grip. There is a light scuff on the left side of the frame at the cylinder bolster. There are a couple of faint hairline scratches and draglines on the cylinder. The cylinder has a turn line partially through the finish. There is some standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp to lightly worn with strong slots. The markings are clear. 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: Included is a wood presentation case, paperwork including the manual, screwdriver, and cleaning kit. One of the hinges is missing the pin. The blue flock has some cracks.
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 nice blued finish, 8 3/8″ barrel, 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 a nice addition 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!