SOLD FOR: $1675.75
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 29-2, The .44 Magnum
Serial Number: N304538
Year of Manufacture: 1975-1976
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 yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks.
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 light handling marks, no major defects. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel
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. One of the ejector pins is missing from the rear face of the cylinder. There are some little spots of discoloration and light surface frost, the most noticeable are on the left side of the frame under the grips and on the cylinder. There are some swirl marks and draglines. There are some areas that are slightly hazy but nothing major. There are a few scattered light marks from handling and storage. There is a faint turn line on the cylinder, hardly noticeable. The screwheads are sharp to lightly worn. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: One of the extractor pins is missing from the rear face of the cylinder. The cylinder release does not stay forwards when the cylinder is out, otherwise, the action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with almost no play on each chamber 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: Included is a wood presentation case, cleaning kit, screwdriver, paperwork not including the manual, and a serial matching shipping box. There are a few cracks in the blue flock.
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 nickel finish, with a wide serrated case-colored trigger and wide checkered hammer. This one has hardly any wear and looks to have seen gentle, if any at all, use. It comes with a wood presentation case with paperwork including the manual & a cleaning kit, it will be a nice display piece. 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!