Smith & Wesson S&W Model 629-5 Mountain Gun .44 Mag 4″ Revolver 1999
SOLD FOR: $1575
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 629-5 Mountain Gun
Serial Number: CDT4371
Year of Manufacture: 1999
Caliber: .44 Magnum
Action Type: 6-Shot, Single, and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “44 Magnum”. The right side of the barrel is marked “Mountain Gun”. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The right side of the frame is marked with the four-line Marcas Registradas address. The left side of the frame is marked with the S&W monogram logo. The sideplate has a large bears head. The butt is marked with the serial number. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks.
Barrel Length: 4″, Tapered
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade with a red insert, it is pinned to a serrated ramp base which is integral to the barrel rib. The rear sight is a square notched white outlined leaf in a S&W micrometer click base that is adjustable for windage and elevation. The topstrap, under the rear sight, is drilled and tapped for a scope mount (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece black rubber S&W branded Hogue Monogrip with finger grooves and their pebble texture. There are a few light scuffs, most noticeable on the bottom. There are some light handling marks. There are gaps between the very tops and frame. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grips are in Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the Electro Chemical Machined rifling is strong and well defined. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The cylinder has a thin, light turn line. There are some swirl marks and draglines from use and storage. There are a couple scuffs and rubs that have caused smooth spots. There are some marks on the sideplate around the center screw. There are light handling marks. There is some light operational thinning on the hammer and trigger. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup has light play on each of the six chambers. 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: Popularized by Dirty Harry movies, the N-frame long barrel S&W revolvers had already been on the shelf in America for a few decades; after the movie, the Model 29 was revered by target shooters and law enforcement alike. The 629 is the stainless steel version and has been made in a variety of configurations since 1979 filling just about any role that could be asked of a .44 Magnum revolver. This revolver is a 629-5 Mountain Gun with a tapered 4” barrel, Hogue Monogrip, a round butt grip frame, and, of course, a stainless finish. The gun is in Fine-Excellent condition with light handling marks, a great bore, and strong mechanics. If you’re a Smith collector or just want a powerful revolver, this is a great gun to pick up. Please see our photos and good luck!