Smith & Wesson S&W Model 29-2 The .44 Magnum 6 1/2″ Revolver, 1969-1972 C&R

SOLD FOR: $2771.79

LSB#: 230313JM004

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 29-2, The .44 Magnum

Serial Number: N75647

Year of Manufacture: 1969-1972

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 the sides of the grip frame have inspector marks.

Barrel Length: 6 1/2?, Pinned

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.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered goncalo alves Target stocks with a football cut and S&W medallions. There are a few light marks on the bottom faces. There is a light mark through the finish on the back of the right panel and a light scratch by the medallion. There are some scattered light handling marks. The checkering is mostly sharp. Overall, the grips are in about Fine Plus condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There are a few freckles of minor surface oxidation, nothing heavy. In my opinion, this bore is a 9 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is some light finish wear on the front sight blade. There are some little spots of light oxidation and a few small spots of finish loss under the grips. There are some scattered light handling marks. There is a turn line through the finish on the cylinder. The screwheads are sharp to lightly used. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in Fine-Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with very light side-to-side play on each chamber when the trigger is depressed. 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: Included is a blue velvet lined wood presentation case, screwdriver, and cleaning kit.

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 blued finish, with a wide serrated case-colored trigger and wide checkered hammer. This one has nice Target stocks that are simply beautiful, the overall fit and finish is superb! If you’re in the market for a silhouette shooting, hunting, or just informal target shooting revolver this is it.  Please see our pictures and good luck!

Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!

Smith & Wesson S&W Model 29-2 The .44 Magnum 6 1/2" Revolver, 1969-1972 C&R
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 29-2 The .44 Magnum 6 1/2″ Revolver, 1969-1972 C&R