SODL FOR: $1325
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 29-6, The .44 Magnum
Serial Number: CAW0564
Year of Manufacture: 1995-1998
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 left side of the frame 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.
Barrel Length: 6″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade with a red insert set on 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. The top strap is drilled and tapped under the rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered wood target stocks with S&W medallions at their tops, smooth diamonds around the grip screw escutcheons, and a football cut. There are some scattered light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. 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 but there are a few light tool marks.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 90% of its metal finish. There is finish loss on the sides of the barrel at the muzzle. There is finish wear on some of the edges, most noticeable on the cylinder, bottom-front of the frame, and underlug. There are some scattered little spots of finish loss, the largest are on the left side of the frame but hidden with target stocks installed. There are scattered light handling marks. There are a few little nicks. There is thinning on the cylinder. There is a turn line on the cylinder. There is standard operational wear. The screw heads are sharp to lightly worn. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Very Good Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The single action is crisp and the double action is smooth. The cylinder lockup is solid. 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 29-6 built on the N-Frame with a round butt. This revolver has a nice blued finish, with a wide smooth case-colored trigger and wide checkered hammer. This is a 6″ example fitted with nice target stocks, it has one has light wear and looks to have seen some range use. It will be a nice addition to add to your collection, especially if Smith & Wesson revolvers are your area of interest. 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!