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More magnum goodness picked up from a local GS, via an estate lot. A 6" 29-2 with TT, TH. The grips are from Ebay....


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I picked up a 29-3 today. Not as nice as yours, but a nice shooter. Congrats!
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Dang Muddy! You found a honey hole! Leave some for the rest of us!!
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Nothing like a model 29..

love my 29-2 in nickel


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Plenty more out there, you just have to bruise you credit card a little...
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I purchased this 1968 Mod.29-2 last Month, its stamped Mod. 29 no dash!
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Muddyboot- I believe your 29-2 has a 6.5" barrel. That was standard until 1979 when they went to 6" barrels. I think full target options were standard on the 44 Magnums from the beginning.

Frangible- The stocks on your 29-2 would be 1967 or earlier. Stamped Mod 29? You sure it's from 1968? Sounds like it's from 1959 or 1960.
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Love the 29's in this post.

Here is mine that is new to me, a 29-2 6"er circa 1980.

It is wearing Kurac Smooth Targets, Roasted Birds Eye Maple:

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I purchased this 1968 Mod.29-2 last Month, its stamped Mod. 29 no dash!
Frangible that's a really nice 44 Magnum. What is the Serial number? Starts with an N?
I'm curious about the diamond Targets as Saxon noted.

Might as well throw mine in here;

1969 29-2 I've owned for 30 years AFAIR.
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Muddyboot- I believe your 29-2 has a 6.5" barrel. That was standard until 1979 when they went to 6" barrels. I think full target options were standard on the 44 Magnums from the beginning.

Frangible- The stocks on your 29-2 would be 1967 or earlier. Stamped Mod 29? You sure it's from 1968? Sounds like it's from 1959 or 1960.
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I checked, its 6". I think my photo makes it look longer.. (dang, I should be so lucky)...
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A really handsome revolver Muddyboot! I have an 8 3/8" 29-2 I really enjoy. But my favorite and only other 44 Mag is my Model 29 4", SN S1932xx, from late fifties. Purchased allegedly unfired from a little old lady several decades ago, pix shows the factory protective lubricant it still wears! Something of a time capsule!
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Nothing like a model 29... love my 29-2 in nickel.
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M29-2, 6-1/2" bbl.

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29-2, (in original presentation box)

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@ SaxonPig: I posted this Gun in an other Thread before, it`s a misstamped 29-2, they forgot the dash2. Serial No.is S 299633.
@ 19leben:I purchased the Cokes and the Gun fom a German Auction Site in 2 separate Deals.Gun has German Proof Marks from 69!

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Stroupdr, that 5" makes me cringe to see it. Three or four years ago my S-I-L bought a gun collection from a guy that was kind of down on his luck. There were numerous custom rifles and about a dozen nice S&W revolvers, some pretty scarce.

I have been around guns for a long time and had never seen a 5" 29. I kept looking at it thinking it must have been cut at the factory as it was perfect in detail. I was in the process of writing the collection up for posting on gunbroker. That and photographing took a good bit of time. The price to me was right good, so I decided to take the 29 even if not original, a 5" 27, and a Win 71, nicely converted to .450 Alaskan. I drove over to the store. Some guy had come by and bought the whole collection, including the rifles.

Woe is me. Since reading this forum regularly, I have seen a few 5" inch 29s. I had never run across one before.

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Frangible- I assumed the stocks were original to that gun. Yes, mistakes on the model numbers are common on S&W revolvers.
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Here's mine, a 1976 vintage 4" 29-2, with some replacement "Football Cutout" target grips I picked up for it:

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Most days it wears Magna grips, it shows a good bit of holster wear. A great shooter and field revolver, I love it....
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I have a stamped 29-2, with the -2 overstamped with a -3. It is a 29-3, not pinned and recessed.
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I have a weakness for 5" Model 29s..

The middle 29 is a -2 that I had built from an 8&3/8ths" gun. It is by far my favorite .44.



In fact I attended a small invitational revolver shoot on Saturday in Salmon Idaho. A sort of "Elmer Keith" match, and I ran my 5" 29-2, along with a 5" Classic DX.

It would be tough to find a more enjoyable way to burn powder, than with such guns.
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I checked, its 6". I think my photo makes it look longer.. (dang, I should be so lucky)...
Hmm, interesting, could have had the barrel changed. 29-2 = 6.5", but ya never know..
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Hmm, interesting, could have had the barrel changed. 29-2 = 6.5", but ya never know..
I do believe that there were some 29-2's produced with 6" pinned barrels before the "-3" engineering change took place.

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I do believe that there were some 29-2's produced with 6" pinned barrels before the "-3" engineering change took place.

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The S&W Letter arrived today, confirming it was shipped with a 6" barrel.
Shipping date was October 14, 1980 to Wammes Guns Inc., Bellefontaine, Ohio. Sadly, the Goncalo Alves target grips it shipped with did not come with the revolver.
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You scored a fine revolver!
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Hmm, interesting, could have had the barrel changed. 29-2 = 6.5", but ya never know..
I was looking through this old thread, and noting that the pic of my 5" gun is ***** thanks to photbucket.

As far as the 29-2s and barrels go, they came in both 6.5 and 6". I have a single example of both. Great length for field guns.
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Wow, that's all I can say!

I'll add mine just for the fun of it! Might as well throw in my 29-7 while I'm at it!
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I have one!
Well thank you! I thought I killed this thread with my 4" nickel!
Great taste on your part, though!
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Love all the 29's. I closed my Photobucket account so I can't post my pair. :-(

P.S.- They're my avatar.
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