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Old 07-06-2018, 08:13 PM
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I inherited this Model 29-2 from my dad (HPD retired after 28 years). It was his duty weapon from 1977 to 1990. Obviously, I will never sell this gun. But Iím trying to find some information. Anyone know how to get an approximate date of manufacture? Maybe a value for future reference when I pass it on to my kids? It is a sweet shooting gun! Iíve only fired it twice.
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:31 PM
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Nice looking piece except for the goodyears. Mfg approx. 1976. Value for the 4 inch guns goes up. I would say $900 to 1100.
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:32 PM
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The. 29-2 appears to have been hard-chrome (sometimes called industrial chrome) plated. It dates from the mid-70s. Market value will vary from place to place but Iíd guess in my neck of the woods the gun would probably sell in the range of $700-$850. The plating will hurt the value a bit for most buyers.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:04 AM
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Awesomeness that you dad carried that gun for 13 years!

That is EXACTLY what I would have been carrying. To a T.

The “Goodyears” in this case should not be a word of derision because they are exactly what are needed. They don’t get beat up being used every day, nor mar things that it will inevitably bump into.

Some may find them ugly, but they were not built for beauty. They are function before form.

And they are not that ugly, they obviously are based on the OEM target stocks.

The 4” is better for everyday carry, and the hard chrome is perfect for durability. I love nickled S&Ws but if it were my carry gun I’d hard chrome it too. That was no safe queen!

That gun to your dad was a valued tool. It means even more to you and glad to hear you will never sell it. You should not.

It protected him, now it protects you and yours. The way it was intended.
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Beautiful, just beautiful.

Have a blessed day,

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Yea, man. I like that. That's what a "serious business" gun should look like. If it was me, I wouldn't even worry about the Pachmayr grips. I think the black grip/white metal looks great.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:53 AM
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Great gun. Love the history! How personal and beautiful. Keep shooting it and let the memories live in the present.
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The “Goodyears” in this case should not be a word of derision because they are exactly what are needed. They don’t get beat up being used every day, nor mar things that it will inevitably bump into.

Some may find them ugly, but they were not built for beauty. They are function before form.

And they are not that ugly, they obviously are based on the OEM target stocks.

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Agree, and if the rubber grips get beat up, they are easily and cheaply replaced. Wood stocks on LEO handguns are often banged up getting in and out of cars.

Not to mention that most of us like "Goodyears" much better on a gun we actually shoot ...
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Make sure there is no crud or rust underneath the rubber grips. Clean and wax or light coat of oil.
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Cool and suitable working gun as well as family heirloom. I'm not a nickel fan but like HC for it's intended purpose. As previously posted, a main concern with rubber grips is moisture under the grips.
As also mentioned, the ser.#: N300000-N400000 range puts it app. 1975/1976 time frame. A factory letter can help with more exact date.
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