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Old 10-07-2018, 07:58 AM
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on a roll this weekend...posted my 66 yesterday now on to my 29-2....sn N642xxx (so around 1980) 8 3/8 nickel with case target hammer and smooth trigger...magnaported....I also have had this since 1980 81....i bought it used with wood box..shoots like a .44 special with the magnaport

my question is...is this a factory magnaport job?....not sure if they did this back in the day...
Thanks for any help/input
Al
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Al,
It is extremely unlikely that the revolver left the factory that way

Odds are one of the firearms owners sent it off to Mag-Na-Port to have the work done after the revolver left the factory
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:23 AM
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There are/were a few Mag-Na-Ported factory S & W revolvers (special distributor runs in the late 1980s to early 1990s), but I have not heard of or seen a model 29-2 with this work done that was not aftermarket.

Do you think it helps with lessening muzzle flip?
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Do you think it helps with lessening muzzle flip?
I do....to me its like shooting a .44 special while using .44 mag rds

if its a 1980 build yr...and iam thinking iam maybe the 2nd owner....wish i would have asked it it was factory....just thought it was when i saw it...as a youngster
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You could always pay to have it lettered if you really want to know.
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Doubt it is factory. It was popular aftermarket modification in the early 1970's.
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on a roll this weekend...posted my 66 yesterday now on to my 29-2....sn N642xxx (so around 1980) 8 3/8 nickel with case target hammer and smooth trigger...magnaported....I also have had this since 1980 81....i bought it used with wood box..shoots like a .44 special with the magnaport

my question is...is this a factory magnaport job?....not sure if they did this back in the day...
Thanks for any help/input
Al
THAT IS A VERY IMPRESSIVE M29. THE TARGET GRIPS ARE SOMETHING SPECIAL. IT MUST LOOK GORGEOUS IN ITS PRESENTATION CASE......

IIRC, SOME M29s WERE FACTORY PORTED. A SEARCH OF THE STANDARD CATALOG MAY HELP.....

IMHO, THIS REVOLVER WARRANTS A LETTER FROM MR. JINX, TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT.....
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Thanks...for to tip
IMHO, THIS REVOLVER WARRANTS A LETTER FROM MR. JINX, TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT.....


I will do just that...along with the 66 ND i posted....like treasure hunting...
will let you all know how it turns out
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I'll bet the cost of the letter it wasnt ported when it shipped.
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