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Old 12-06-2011, 09:51 PM
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I just picked this up. Confirmed with Lew Horton that S&W made it for them in March 1999. Product code 170135. Pre-lock. No MIM. 44mag, of course. I got it, hoping to enjoy the flamethrower aspects of shooting it before deciding if I would keep it or trade it away. Unfortunately - or fortunately - it turned out to be unfired, as best I can tell. I've got a little over $900 in it. I'm assuming that isn't too bad. I've been wrong before, though. There's no box and it's been played with enough to have a cylinder turn line. Considering that it's not perfect, if I shoot it, would that affect the value much if I decide to trade/sell it later? Here are a couple pics the guy I got it from sent me. I'm just showing it off as much as I'm curious about how shooting it might affect value, given its rarity. I haven't found much information about these guns; so if you have one, post a picture and tell me about yours. Thanks

I donít have the gun I posted about originally, but I have this one. Itís another 629-5, 165 of 300.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:00 PM
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Since it's not NIB, I don't think it would devalue it to shoot it. I shoot all of mine, and that one would be a hoot. I have a 3" 629, and figured that if I missed something, I could set it on fire with the muzzle blast. Enjoy it. Bill
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:40 PM
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I guess everyone agrees with Bill. Me too.

Does this gun take N-frame or K-frame grips? Thanks

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Old 12-09-2011, 07:55 PM
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I like those. Go ahead and shoot it, it is fun.
I think that the -5 had at least the MIM trigger and hammer, but I may be wrong.
Enjoy it.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:55 PM
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I do believe that is the infamous Bloodwork 629. Pretty popular around here and as you know rare. I say shoot the mess out of it, no box and papers makes the overall package less collectable.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:59 PM
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Glad you're going to shoot it! That is why it was made.

It should take standard N frame grips, just like every other 629. Unless someone else knows better...
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:08 PM
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I thought MIM triggers were 'hollow' instead of solid in back. I'm probably the one that's wrong. Thanks
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:26 PM
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That's not a real big bore snub!

You need a 629-5 Camfor special 2 5/8 inch FIXED SIGHT 44!!!
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:26 PM
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I thought MIM triggers were 'hollow' instead of solid in back. I'm probably the one that's wrong. Thanks
MIM triggers have a groove in the back.
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:50 PM
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That's not a real big bore snub!

You need a 629-5 Camfor special 2 5/8 inch FIXED SIGHT 44!!!
I doubt I'll run across one of those, but Ralph(Cocked&Locked) has told me I can shoot his whenever I want.

I agree that adjustable sights on a snub-nosed 44mag are a little out of place.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:31 AM
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Great find. Those are pretty hard to find. Never shot a short barrel .44 mag.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:35 AM
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I still haven't shot this one. I had a 4 5/8 Ruger Vaquero that was my favorite gun to shoot. Plenty of fire and kick.

I said that I thought adjustable sights might be a little ambitious for a snubby 44, but this one is also drilled and tapped for scope mounts. Very ambitious.
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Old 12-11-2011, 03:18 AM
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Just my personal Opinion, IF I was going to carry any short barreled revolver as a primary, I would highly consider getting it with adj sights.

I just like having my hand gun point exactly where it, and I, am looking.

As a No 2 I can get by with non adj sights.
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:44 AM
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I have one too. #94 made in 1999. It only has 18 rounds through it. Its a safe queen for now. It's getting tougher everyday though.

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Old 12-22-2011, 11:11 AM
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I do believe that is the infamous Bloodwork 629. Pretty popular around here and as you know rare. I say shoot the mess out of it, no box and papers makes the overall package less collectable.
The actual Bloodwork is a fluted .357 Model 627 8 Shot (S&W originally marketed this weapon as the, "Ultimate Defensive Revolver") based on what Clint carried in the movie of the same name which he even refers to as an 8 Shot when showing it to someone in the movie - you'd expect him to be carrying the .44 magnum though right?

Over time the Bloodwork moniker has been used in reference to all three (.44, .41, .357) of the S&W PC revolvers with the 2 5/8" barrel and virtually identical appearance, and all have a reputation for being very accurate.

Enjoy that 629. I have the .357, love to run across the .44 - great find!

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Anyway to pull the Original photo back up for viewing ???
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If you're reeeally worried about value, why would you shoot it?
Nothing I own is a collector's gun. If I can't shoot it, I don't want it.
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I didn’t shoot it. Traded it away. That picture is of the one I currently have. Dogmann asked about a picture. I’m actually trying to trade it for a 3” 629 like the other one in the picture.
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