SOLD FOR:$ 1,925.00
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 29-3 The Silhouette, Square Butt, N-Frame
Serial Number: AYC1229
Year of Manufacture: 1983-1988
Caliber: .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 “G5 / 16845” and has an inspector sticker marked “46”, the butt is marked with the serial number, the right is stamped “H” in circle, “H” in triangle and is also marked “3425” with an inspector sticker marked “16”. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model number, the yoke is marked “G5 / 16845″”. Each grip panel has a S&W monogram medallion at the top.
Barrel Length: 10 5/8″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a patridge blade on a sprung rocker with four small allen-head screws at the center numbered 1-4. Under the rocker is a dial which allows one to change the elevation setting of the sight to one of four pre-set positions which can each be individually adjusted using the four screws. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched 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 scallop on the left panel to allow the ejector star clearance. There is no notable wear or damage to the grips. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The stocks are in Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
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 99% of its metal finish. The cylinder has a light turn-line. There are few light, scattered handling marks. The 0.500″ target hammer and 0.400 target trigger retain their beautiful case color with sharp checkering and serrations respectively. The serrations on the backstrap are sharp. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action trigger is smooth and the single action trigger is very 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: None.
Our Assessment: This is Smith & Wesson’s Model 29-3 The Silhouette, 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. This revolver is a little large for defense or as a hunting sidearm but would make a fantastic gun for handgun hunting. Where it will really shine is in silhouette matches. With its adjustable front sight which can quickly change between four preset elevations, this revolver will make short work of chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams (the steel ones or the real ones). Please see our pictures and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California. This handgun CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.