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Old 06-07-2018, 06:58 PM
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Had my eye on this one for a few weeks. Seller was very firm on price but I finally got him to budge a bit. I'm in Canada and finding a nice 29-2 let alone a nickel one isn't easy. My goal is to find a blued and nickel in both 6.5" & 8 3/8". I have a nice blued 8 3/8" on the way so I'm half way there This thing is absolutely mint not a mark on it. This is also my first nickel gun and I think I need more

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Old 06-07-2018, 07:01 PM
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Beautiful 44! Congrats and good luck on your quest.
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Very, very, very nice! Thanks for sharing!
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Beautiful 44! Congrats and good luck on your quest.
Nice gun...My first Mod 29 was NICKEL.... They don't RUST like

the blued ones do.. Beware 29 dash SIX models esp.. Rumor is

those late ones will give you the 'B L U E S' ;-)
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:07 AM
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WOW. That is BEAUTIFUL!
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:30 AM
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Thanks. Iím not planning to shoot this one much but Iím taking it to the range tomorrow to run a couple of cylinders through it. Itís been shot before but I donít think for a long time. Everything was pretty stiff on it when I got it.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:59 PM
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Thatís a nice one! Congratulations on your new .44!
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Good God man that is a beautiful revolver!!!

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Old 06-14-2018, 07:21 PM
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Very nice,I love Salt & Pepper combos
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I just love S&W nickle! I have an 8 3/8" model 57 that looks a lot like yours...shorter barrel not withstanding. My presentation case is a different style having the single, doored compartment for the tools. What is the DOB for yours?
Ralph

ps, Looking at these beautiful revolvers make you wonder why anyone would really use one.

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I just love S&W nickle! I have an 8 3/8" model 57 that looks a lot like yours...shorter barrel not withstanding. My presentation case is a different style having the single, doored compartment for the tools. What is the DOB for yours?
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ps, Looking at these beautiful revolvers make you wonder why anyone would really use one.
This is a 1978 I think the presentation case changed the next year on the 29-2.
I put 18 rounds through it but it won’t be making very many trips to the range.
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This is a 1978 I think the presentation case changed the next year on the 29-2.
I put 18 rounds through it but it wonít be making very many trips to the range.
Makes sense. Mine is a 1980. Beautiful revolvers.
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:21 PM
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Here's a picture with its bother 1975 29-2 8 3/8"
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Old 06-17-2018, 09:43 PM
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So I liked your pictures so well - again, as in my post above, what a beautiful gun - that I went and got one just like it yesterday from a private seller.

It is a N606xxx revolver, a P&R 29-2 6 1/2” nickle as well. The grips were pretty dull, which I thought was kinda weird.

I checked the timing on it (perfect) and the cylinder gap (perfect, and did not change as I rotated the cylinder a second time concentrating on the gap, and not the cylinder stop engagement) and felt I was good to go.

The finish had fingerprints all over it, so I figured it just needed cleaned. The fellow told me it was his dads, whom had passed away, and he had never shot it. His uncle told him “I’d never shoot that thing” so he did not. Kinda glad for that.

Anyway, when I get home I always almost completely break down a new (to me) revolver to see what is up with everything.

When I took the grips off, they were still wet underneath in places from some type of liquid. And when I wiped the finish off with Remoil, I noticed there were streaks in several places on it where some type of solvent had dulled the nickle finish.

I tried using Simichrome and Mothers on those areas for over an hour and no luck. So I just put two coats of Renaissance wax on it and a set of spare OEM football stocks I refinished with Truoil on it and called it a day.

The inside was immaculate except for some powder residue on the hand. I wiped that off, took the hammer out, wiped everything down and replaced the hammer. The case hardening didn’t even have any wear marks on it!

It appears this was a gun that was shot only a couple of times, the bore and cylinders cleaned and it went back in the box with some solvent still on it in places. And that marred the finish. There aren’t even any minor scratches on the nickle anywhere!

It looks much better, and I’ve decided I’m going to just shoot it as is through the fall, enjoy it as is without worrying about babying it all the time. So I’m not afraid to put it in a shoulder holster and worry about the finish, which is kinda enlightening. Just use it, but not abuse it of course.

This winter about November I’ll send it to Ford’s and have them put a pristine nickle finish on it and I’ll never look back.

Compared to my 6” Model 29-3, I REALLY like the extra 1/2” and the P&R.

It feels like going from a 305 to a 350 if you know what I mean. Chevy guys do. I’m putting the 29-3 up for sale and should get out of it what I got in it.

So THANKS pd1964, this is all your fault! You should not have posted such a nice looking revolver!

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Old 06-18-2018, 06:27 AM
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This is the one I was talking about. It will be nice to get it back into the condition it should be in.
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So I liked your pictures so well - again, as in my post above, what a beautiful gun - that I went and got one just like it yesterday from a private seller.

It is a N606xxx revolver, a P&R 29-2 6 1/2Ē nickle as well. The grips were pretty dull, which I thought was kinda weird.

I checked the timing on it (perfect) and the cylinder gap (perfect, and did not change as I rotated the cylinder a second time concentrating on the gap, and not the cylinder stop engagement) and felt I was good to go.

The finish had fingerprints all over it, so I figured it just needed cleaned. The fellow told me it was his dads, whom had passed away, and he had never shot it. His uncle told him ďIíd never shoot that thingĒ so he did not. Kinda glad for that.

Anyway, when I get home I always almost completely break down a new (to me) revolver to see what is up with everything.

When I took the grips off, they were still wet underneath in places from some type of liquid. And when I wiped the finish off with Remoil, I noticed there were streaks in several places on it where some type of solvent had dulled the nickle finish.

I tried using Simichrome and Mothers on those areas for over an hour and no luck. So I just put two coats of Renaissance wax on it and a set of spare OEM football stocks I refinished with Truoil on it and called it a day.

The inside was immaculate except for some powder residue on the hand. I wiped that off, took the hammer out, wiped everything down and replaced the hammer. The case hardening didnít even have any wear marks on it!

It appears this was a gun that was shot only a couple of times, the bore and cylinders cleaned and it went back in the box with some solvent still on it in places. And that marred the finish. There arenít even any minor scratches on the nickle anywhere!

It looks much better, and Iíve decided Iím going to just shoot it as is through the fall, enjoy it as is without worrying about babying it all the time. So Iím not afraid to put it in a shoulder holster and worry about the finish, which is kinda enlightening. Just use it, but not abuse it of course.

This winter about November Iíll send it to Fordís and have them put a pristine nickle finish on it and Iíll never look back.

Compared to my 6Ē Model 29-3, I REALLY like the extra 1/2Ē and the P&R.

It feels like going from a 305 to a 350 if you know what I mean. Chevy guys do. Iím putting the 29-3 up for sale and should get out of it what I got in it.

So THANKS pd1964, this is all your fault! You should not have posted such a nice looking revolver!
Glad I could help Congratulations on the new gun.
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My dad got me one just like that new back in 78 or 79 when they were next to impossible to find & people were paying more than retail for them. He found it in some little out of the way gun shop. Wouldn't say how much he paid. Haven't shot it much but still have it & still hope to shoot a deer with it some day
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pd1964, thank you! These are sweet guns for sure.

And foxy320, lucky you, your dad has to be one of the best! That is quite a gift.

I’m taking mine deer hunting this year as well. And when deer season is over I’m shipping it off for 3-4 months so it will look as good as both of yours do.

I have 4 other N frame Smiths, three in .44 and one .41, but I think this is my favorite one of all. It just looks “proper” to me, not too big but not too small.

Just right.

That extra 1/2” makes a visual difference and the fact they are P&R like my first Smith in 1979 - a .41 Magnum 6 1/2” nickle as well, that later got stolen - makes them forever special to me I suppose.
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Had my eye on this one for a few weeks. Seller was very firm on price but I finally got him to budge a bit. I'm in Canada and finding a nice 29-2 let alone a nickel one isn't easy. My goal is to find a blued and nickel in both 6.5" & 8 3/8". I have a nice blued 8 3/8" on the way so I'm half way there This thing is absolutely mint not a mark on it. This is also my first nickel gun and I think I need more

Box is missing the tools unfortunately if anyone is selling any please PM me (Found a set). Thanks for looking:

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Beautiful piece.

I thought pistols were practically verboten in Canada?
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Beautiful piece.

I thought pistols were practically verboten in Canada?
We can own them but itís pretty restrictive. Have to be a member of a gun range and my transport permit only allows transport from home to gun range or to a smith. Have to be stored locked in a safe. Also canít have anything under 4.25Ē barrel unless you have a prohibited licence which has to be grandfathered.
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