SOLD FOR: $2425
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 629-4 Classic Carry, Product Code 103658
Serial Number: CCL1356
Year of Manufacture: The frame was made December 1997 (Per Smith & Wesson), this model was offered only in 1999 (“Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson 3rd Edition”, Supica & Nahas, P260)
Caliber: .44 Magnum & Special
Action Type: 6-Shot, Single And Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Unfluted Cylinder
Markings: The crane cut is marked “CCL1356 / 629-4”. The butt of the grip frame is marked “CCL1356”. The crane and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The left side of the frame is marked with the S&W monogram logo. The right side of the frame is marked with the four line marcas registradas. The right side of the barrel is marked “44 MAGNUM”, the left is marked “SMITH & WESSON”.
Barrel Length: 3″, Full Lug
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated blade pinned to a rise in the serrated wide rib. The rear sight is a square-notch, white outlined sight 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 S&W marked Hogue Monogrip with finger grooves and pebble texture, leaving the top of the serrated backstrap exposed. The grips have some scattered light scuffs and handling marks. There are no rips or tears. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
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 96% of its current metal finish. Most of the balance is in scuffing on the frame from the grips, concealed when installed. The cylinder has a thin turn-line and some light scuffing. There are a few other light marks which blend well with the brushed stainless finish. The front face of the cylinder has fire-rings and there is some stubborn fouling around the front edge on the outside of the cylinder. The hammer and trigger show light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double-action trigger is smooth and the single action is crisp. The cylinder lockup has almost no play on all chambers when the trigger is depressed. 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: This revolver comes in a blue plastic S&W case which has had its label removed and an assortment of S&W paperwork including manual.
Our Assessment: The 629 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 example is the 629-4 Classic Carry, with a 3″ barrel, unfluted cylinder, and round-butt. As the name suggests, this would be a great carry gun. The .44 Magnum is a stout round and will be good protection against just about anything you’ll encounter in North America and the .44 Special can be used for target shooting, which will be a little more kind to your wrists. The gun is in Fine condition with a few scattered light marks, a great bore, and strong mechanics. As great a carry gun as this would make, this model was only offered for one year in 1999 and would make a nice addition for a collector who enjoys having limited production Smith models. Please see our photos and good luck!