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Old 09-12-2017, 11:41 PM
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Default 29-2 Stainless? A rare unicorn???

Today I possibly held a unicorn in my hands. A stainless 29-2.

Not nickel plated.

A FFL friend of mine bought it recently from a guy looking to sell, they both agreed on $750. The revolver had a bad cylinder stop and my friend asked if I could fix it for him. Within an hour I fitted a new cylinder stop and spring.

The revolver was not fired by the previous owner and fired very little if at all since it left the factory.

Here are the details and I will provide pictures if it helps.

Pinned barrel and recessed cylinder.

SN #N146112
Cylinder is marked with the SN under the extractor also with an engraving tool, not stamped.

Stainless steel polished hammer and trigger. Hammer is target, trigger is smooth face combat not the wider target variety.

Red ramp front, white outline rear.

Matte finished top frame and barrel. Matte finish front of frame, trigger guard and front and back of grip frame, rear frame. Also matte finished inside trigger guard. Possibly bead blasted.

The rest of the revolver is the standard stainless steel Smith&Wesson finish like you would see on any early 629. It is not a polished finish-it all looks factory original.

Only explanation I can come up with is that it is a no dash 629 that was accidentally marked as a 29-2?

Is the serial number late enough to be a 629 no dash?

Thanks for any help
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