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I was able to get my First Year 5 Screw Pre-29 off layaway Saturday. I have been selling some stuff off recently so I could afford to buy it. I want to thank Bill Cross (Doc44) for his expertise in helping me. I also want to thank Lorin (skeezix) for graciously sending me the cleaning rod I needed to complete the package.

It shipped on 12/18/1956, making it a first year gun. It may be silly, but that was an important fact in my decision to buy this gun. I believe that makes it worth more. I would rate the gun at 99%. The bluing is superb. The points on the checking of the Coke grips are still very sharp, like they were made yesterday. I got the original presentation case, mop, and SAT. I added the cleaning rod and brush to complete the package. Here are some of the seller's pictures, since they are much, much better than I could do.

This gun will make me think of my buddy Charlie (crsides), because I called him the day he passed to ask his option on the gun.
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Old 11-29-2021, 07:19 PM
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we gots to get us a drool button for sure. I'm not even going to ask how it shoots. LOL. Lee
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Old 11-29-2021, 07:21 PM
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That is quite breathtaking.
There sure has been some beautiful revolvers posted lately. Probably never see anything of that quality near me.
I enjoy seeing them, although I have to admit be a little jealous at times. Ok, most of the time. 😎
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Thats the ultimate in a 29 collection! Beautiful package.I still regret selling my 1958? issue .44 magnum with 5" barrel.
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Definitely a 44 Magnum to be proud of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Very Nice Larry!

Congrats and thanks for sharing,
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Thats the ultimate in a 29 collection! Beautiful package.I still regret selling my 1958? issue .44 magnum with 5" barrel.

Me too. Had a very nice one with a case that was redone by jcelect, and sold it off.
By the way, boykinlp, that is a stunning pre 29.
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That's a great .44 Magnum! I've been looking for an early 5-screw for a long time, but the closest I've been able to get to it is my '58 4-screw with 6-1/2" bbl. I love the Coke Bottle stocks, too! Hope to get my hands on an original blue/black presentation case for my .44 Magnum someday. Enjoy!
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I did not realize that Charlie Sides had passed. Met him in person just once and we hung out at a Charleston gun show, since we were both fellow Smith fanatics. Great guy who epitomized what being a S&W aficionado should be about.

He will be missed.
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It shipped on 12/18/1956, making it a first year gun. It may be silly, but that was an important fact in my decision to buy this gun. I believe that makes it worth more. I would rate the gun at 99%. The bluing is superb. The points on the checking of the Coke grips are still very sharp, like they were made yesterday. I got the original presentation case, mop, and SAT. ...
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Omigosh, that's too pretty to own. I'd have to put that in a sealed glass display case with a nitrogen atmosphere for fear of leaving a fingerprint.
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Beautiful, I used to say I didn't have any firearms that I don't shoot. As luck would have it I know own a couple that I have shot but once, I would have to see how that jewel shoots but otherwise thats a top shelf safe queen.
If you do shoot it, from experience I will attest to the fact that those sharp points on the stocks will leave sharp little imprints on your hand that will last for hours.

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My .44 Magnum is one of my favorite guns to shoot. I was very fortunate and happy to find one in shooter condition along with being drilled and tapped. It even had the base and rings. I just bolted on a spare 2X M8 that I keep for just such an occasion and was at the range with it the next day.
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My .44 Magnum is one of my favorite guns to shoot. I was very fortunate and happy to find one in shooter condition along with being drilled and tapped. It even had the base and rings. I just bolted on a spare 2X M8 that I keep for just such an occasion and was at the range with it the next day.
I bet you have no problem ringing the gong with that one!
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Beautiful example. I have an unfired one that never sees the light of day.Lol
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Very nice!
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