SOLD FOR: $2,799.00
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 29-2 ‘The .44 Magnum’, Square Butt, N-Frame
Serial Number: A719067
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Caliber: .44 Magnum & .44 Special
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 right side plate has S&W’s monogram logo, the right side of the frame has the four line Marcas Registradas. The left side of the grip frame is marked “B5 / 13363 / 5 / 3 B11”, the butt is marked with the serial number, the right is stamped “S” in circle, “O” in triangle and is also marked “5461”. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model number, the yoke is marked “13363 / B5″”.
Barrel Length: 6″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade with a red insert. 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 grip is a two-piece checkered walnut with thumb scallop on the left panel as for a right-handed shooter. The checkering has dulled slightly. There is a small compression mark on the bottom corner of the left panel. There is a small chip on the inside of the top edge of the right panel. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory 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 97% of its metal finish. There is a series of 5 small marks on the left side of the barrel underneath the front sight. The cylinder has a light turn line. There is a small patch on the outside of the cylinder which appears to have corroded and been cleaned. Below and to the rear of this, still on the outside of the cylinder is a small scratch. Thinning of finish has begun on sharp corners including the edges of the rear sight leaf. The muzzle has a few marks outside of the crown as from cleaning. The screw heads are sharp with light tool marking on the grip screw. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger is smooth and the single action trigger 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: Two-piece cardboard box with matching end tag. Paperwork including wax paper.
Our Assessment: This is Smith & Wesson’s Model 29-2, built on the N-Frame with a square butt. This revolver has a beautiful blue finish, with wide serrated case colored trigger and wide checkered hammer. If one were so inclined, this could be a great home defense pistol and would do just as well for target practice using .44 Special, which has about the same ballistics as .45 ACP. It would be a suitable, if bulky, hunting sidearm. It would also make a great addition to a Smith & Wesson or Clint Eastwood collection. Please see our pictures and good luck.