Smith & Wesson S&W Model 29-2 .44 Magnum 6.5″ DA/SA Revolver & Case 1973

SOLD FOR: $3,500

LSB#: 231020CM003

Make: Smith & Wesson

 29-2, The .44 Magnum

Serial Number: 

Year of Manufacture: 

Caliber: .44 Magnum

Action Type: 
6-Shot, Double Action / Single Action, Swing-Out, Fluted Cylinder Revolver

Barrel Length: 
6 1/2″, Pinned

Sights / Optics: 
The front sight is a serrated ramp blade with a red insert, it is set on a ramped base integral to the barrel rib. The red insert is loose in the base. 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 two-piece checkered Goncalo Alves Target stocks with a football cut and S&W medallions. There are some scattered little areas of finish wear that have discoloration from blue case flocking. There are a few little marks through the finish. There are nearly invisible hairline cracks at the corners where the backstrap widents into the frame. There are a few little marks through the finish. There are light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips are in Fine condition.

Type of Finish: 

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There are a few little freckles of faint surface erosion. In my opinionthis bore rates 9.5 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some scattered little draglines. There are a few little marks through the finish. There is some finish wear at the muzzle. There is finish wear on the front sight. The front sight insert is loose. There is a turn line on the cylinder. The screw heads are lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with some light side-to-side play. 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 rod, mop, screwdriver, and manual. The case has been stripped of the blue flocking.

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, probably the most famous .44 Magnum produced. This revolver has a blued finish, with a wide target trigger and wide target hammer. If you’re in the market for a silhouette shooting, hunting, or just informal target shooting revolver this is it. That being said, the 29 is a certified classic that no collection is complete without! 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 .44 Magnum 6.5" DA/SA Revolver & Case 1973
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 29-2 .44 Magnum 6.5″ DA/SA Revolver & Case 1973