Smith & Wesson S&W 29-3 Elmer Keith Commemorative Blue 4″ Double Action Revolver & Case 1985 ATF C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,325.00

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: 29-3 Elmer Keith Commemorative

Serial Number: EMK0507

Year of Manufacture: 1985

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 / 44 Magnum” in gold, the right is marked “ELMER KEITH COMMEMORATIVE”, “44 MAGNUM”, and “1899-1984” in gold on a banner. The left side of the frame is marked with S&W’s monogram logo. “1 OF 2,500” is marked in gold under the cylinder on the left. The right is marked with the four line Marcas Registradas. The right side plate is marked with a portrait of Elmer Keith and his signature in gold. The cylinder is marked “1ST” “OUTSTANDING / HANDGUNNER” and “SALMON / IDAHO” in gold, meant to be displayed on the right and “”HELL I WAS / THERE”” and “”SIXGUNS”” in gold, meant to be displayed on the left. The yoke cut is marked with the model number, the yoke is marked “E3 / 77691″. The butt is marked with the serial number.

Barrel Length: 4”, With 3/4 Lug & Shrouded Ejector Rod

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade with a red insert, fixed to a rise in the barrel’s solid rib; the top of the barrel is serrated and matte finished for glare reduction. 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 smooth gloss finished walnut presentation stocks withS&W medallions. The stocks show very light handling marks, unnoticed until closely inspected. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued, with Case Colored serrated 0.400″ Trigger & Checkered 0.500″ Target Hammer

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 very faint turn-line, not through the finish and there are very light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder produces only very light play in full lockup of each chamber with no measurable back play. The double action trigger is quite smooth and the single action 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: Included is a factory S&W wood presentation case with “Elmer Keith Commemmorative” brass plaque on the lid and a key. The case has scattered light compressions and scratches on the exterior with very light wear from the revolver on the interior, in about Very Good condition.

Our Assessment: This is a limited, 1 of 2,500 run Smith & Wesson 29-3 Elmer Keith commemorative with its presentation case. The pistol shows only light marks, retaining about 99% of its finish, with Excellent condition stocks. Elmer Keith was an Idaho rancher who was a well known firearms enthusiast and experimenter, being involved in the development of the .357, .44 and .41 magnum cartridges. If you like Smith & Wesson revolvers and/or magnum cartridges, this is a rare opportunity to own a commemorative revolver dedicated to the father of the magnum revolvers. Please see our pictures and good luck.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible handgun CAN 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.


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