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Old 11-23-2009, 05:20 PM
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I recently acquired this 29-2, with pinned 8 and 3/8-inch barrel, recessed chambers, and wide target trigger. No box or papers. Serial number dates it to 1980. The grips are not original to the gun, but are from the same time period and look pretty good on her, if I say so myself. Have not taken it to the range yet but looking forward to doing so -- the trigger breaks very cleanly at what feels like a pound or less in single action, and has real nice, smooth consistent pull in double action. It balances nicely with that long barrel, too.







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Old 11-23-2009, 06:35 PM
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Very nice looking -2. The 8 3/8" barrels are a little too gangly for me, but they do shoot great and make good silhouette guns.

FYI your grips are probably original to your gun. Very few target grips were numbered to the gun they shipped on.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:10 PM
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"Man" Look at the grain in those grips, beautiful. Nice
looking gun to. Don
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:15 PM
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Nice gun! The grips look awesome, it looks like it was hardly shot from the turn line. Great gun!
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:12 PM
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Awesome piece. I am hoping to find a 6 1/2 inch or 8 inch barrel at the next show.
Since there was no box or papers, you must have got it for a good price?
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:00 PM
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got one just like it, same year 1980. you will be amazed how far you can hit with that thing and the right load.
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Stunning specimen.........enjoy! Thanks for posting pics.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:17 PM
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What a nice lookin' 29! You take good pics too.

I have a few 29-2's, here's a 4, 6 &1/2 and 8 &3/8th's like yours.

(The big-ol'-gun is what you see first!)

Get out the sandbags and bench that at about 50 yards and let us know how you did.

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Old 11-24-2009, 10:28 PM
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Shiloh76-

That is a fine looking gun, with equally nice shoes!


Gail,
every time you post that blued 6.5" gun with those woods, I get out my guns and smack their shoes with a hammer a few times, just for bein' so ugly.

I am calling dibs on first chance at those!
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:03 PM
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It is a dangerous gun you have there for several reasons...
The most worrysome thing that you have to consider about it is~~~~~~~
~~ You will need more N frame Smith and Wessons in short order once you start shooting it!!!
You're local to me since I"ve seen you on PAFOA...
If you ever need to try out some other N frame Smiths, Look me up.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:44 PM
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Peter - thanks. I hope to get this piece on the range before years end. I'm recovering from a broken collarbone but should be back in shooting shape by then (yeah, I could just use my good arm to shoot it, but I'm a horrible one-handed shot). I usually shoot at Classic Pistol in Southampton. I'll send you a PM before my next range trip - always ready to try another S&W!

GF -- those are some incredible guns you have there. Really spectacular -- my hat's off to you.

SWBigBang -- I got this gun for $525 through another forum. I picked up the grips separately; they set me back another $134 (she was wearing Hogue monogrips when I got her -- functional, but obviously nowhere near as pretty as these). So really the price was $659. Maybe a bit high considering it has no box, tools or papers, but I like it. Actually around here is SE PA at least, for a 29-2 in this shape, it's a very fair price, from what I've seen.
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Old 11-26-2009, 10:03 PM
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$659 - You did great. Those grips with the very dark grain are quite rare and valuable. The gun itself if immaculate and appears to be unfired from your pictures. Excellent.
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