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Or I guess it should be Happy Shipday.
This 44 Magnum left the factory 60 years ago today. Shipped to H.H, Harris in Chicago, wish I knew how it ended up in Birmingham, Al.
I'll be 60 in 8 months, I don't look as good.
If you have a 5" or some other barrel length show us a picture.
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Or I guess it should be Happy Shipday.

This 44 Magnum left the factory 60 years ago today. Shipped to H.H, Harris in Chicago, wish I knew how it ended up in Birmingham, Al.

I'll be 60 in 8 months, I don't look as good.


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A lettered 5 inch 44 Mag is top shelf stuff!

Tell us about that heavy duty case.

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A lettered 5 inch 44 Mag is top shelf stuff!

Tell us about that heavy duty case.

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The gun did not come with the original case and I don't want to pay the going price for one so I threw this one together.
Thanks GF, Mike and I need to make another trip up your way.
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One of those 5” HH Harris 29s is the ultimate S&W to me. Thanks for sharing
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Model 29-2 with a 5-inch barrel shipped to H. H. Harris on March 7, 1963. Click on the photo for a closer look.

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Or I guess it should be Happy Shipday.
This 44 Magnum left the factory 60 years ago today. Shipped to H.H, Harris in Chicago, wish I knew how it ended up in Birmingham, Al.
I'll be 60 in 8 months, I don't look as good.
If you have a 5" or some other barrel length show us a picture.
The gun could have legally been shipped by Herbie Harris direct to a buyer in Alabama. That was in pre-1968 gun laws time and Harris usually ordered more than one at a time from S&W.

For me 5" barrels on S&W revolvers are perfect. I've been shooting 5" 625s and 627s in competition for about 30 yrs.
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Beautiful revolver. It is an honor to have it here in Alabama.
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Beautiful revolver. It is an honor to have it here in Alabama.
Imagine my surprise when I found it sitting on a table next to a bunch of other S&Ws at a local show. And it was priced less than several of the others.
I stood there holding it in my hand trying to convince myself that it was real.
Maybe Steve will come on here and show the 5 screw 4" that was sitting next to mine.
We both got lucky that day.
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Happy Shipday! It should be celebrating at my place Yep, our only mistake that day was not going to Georgia and buyin' a lotto ticket!
You did it proud with that case too!! I don't have any pics of the 4", but it has been deer hunting several times. The deer seem to have lost their interest in S&W's as they have not cooperated lately, lol.
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Model 29-2 rare 5" barrel, shipped 11/06/63 to H.H. Harris Co., Chicago , IL.
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Model 29-2 rare 5" barrel, special order plain blue front & rear sight. Shipped 07/25/1963 to National Sporting Goods Co., Baltimore, MD.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:28 PM
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Pre Model 29, 5" barrel with very rare nickel finish, shipped 08/22/1958 to H.H. Harris Co., Chicago , IL.
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