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Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 127 of 300 Altamont Exclusive 629-6 Tri-Weave Quantum, .44 Magnum Stainless, No. 163638
Serial Number: DLB6349
Year of Manufacture: 2019
Caliber: .44 Magnum & Special
Action Type: 6-Shot, Single and Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The yoke cut is marked “MLE / No. 127 / DLB6349 / 629-6”. The butt of the grip frame is marked “DLB6349”. The yoke and sides of the grip frame have inspection marks. The right side of the frame is marked with the four-line marcas registradas. The left side of the barrel is marked “44 MAGNUM”, the right side is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The underside of the topstrap is marked “A”.
Barrel Length: 6 1/2″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade with a red insert, pinned on a ramped base that is integral to the rib. The rear sight is a square notched white outlined leaf in a click base that is adjustable for windage and elevation screwed to the top strap. The rib and rear sight base are serrated for glare reduction. The underside of the topstrap is drilled and tapped.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The Altamont grips are wood with S&W monograms, Tri-Weave texturing, and stippling. There are no major defects, just light handling marks. The grips rate in about Excellent 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 98% of its metal finish. The gun has limited edition Tri-Weave relief engraving and the cylinder flutes are stippled. There are a few tiny scuffs that have caused smooth spots, most noticeable on the left of the topstrap. The screw heads are sharp, the grip screw is tool marked. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double-action trigger is smooth and the single action is crisp. The cylinder lockup has minor side-to-side play on all chambers. 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 serial matching box, paperwork including the manual, and a fitted glass lid display case.
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 is a limited edition from 2019, it was an exclusive for Altamont and only 300 were made with special engraving by Merlin Enright. It has a Tri-Weave engraved pattern that looks like chainmail and limited edition Altamont grips with the same Tri-Weave motif. This one looks brand new and comes with its original case and a wood display case. Please see our photos and good luck!