Factory Engraved Class A Smith & Wesson S&W Model 29-2 .44 Magnum MFD 1979
SOLD FOR: $4175
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 29-2, The .44 Magnum, Class A Factory Engraved
Serial Number: N498764
Year of Manufacture: Shipped 1979 (S&W Factory Letter)
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. The ejector rod recess of the underlug and the rear face of the cylinder under the ejector are both matched and marked “8764”. The revolver has factory Class A relief scroll engraving.
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 a football cut and S&W medallions. There are some little spots of finish loss and some scattered light handling marks. Some of the most noticeable spots of wear are scattered over the left panel. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are a couple of faint marks on the trigger guard. There is a faint turn line on the cylinder. There are faint handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in 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 Smith & Wesson factory letter, presentation case, cleaning kit, screwdriver, and a shipping box.
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 is a factory engraved example with Class A engraving. The factory letter states it was part of a single gun shipment that left the factory in 1979. The Model 29 is a classic gun that everyone needs, this one just happens to be a rare factory engraved model and it would be a phenomenal addition to any collection! Please see our pictures and good luck!
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