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S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present All NON-PINNED Barrels, the L-Frames, and the New Era Revolvers


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Old 12-25-2011, 12:17 AM
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Local has a slightly used 629 with 8 3/8 barrel in wooden box for sale. Have not owned a 629 in many years. Serial number is N882933 which I estimate makes it an early 1980s gun. Owner has not identified the model but I am guessing it is a 629-2 which I recall is the model when S&W no longer pinned the barrel and stopped counter-boring the cylinders.
All help in identifying the year of production and thoughts on the -2 model, if that serial number confirms that is the model number , would be appreciated.
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:26 AM
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That serial number likely shipped in 1982 or 1983. Based on that ship date it should be a 629-1. That engineering change did eliminate the pinned barrel and recessed cylinders. There was also a slight change in the cylinder length.

FWIW, I have a 629-1 that is a great shooter. This segment of 629s may be slightly under appreciated, as it is after the P&R guns but before the Endurance Package. I enjoy shooting my -1 with mid-range target loads and would not part with it.

Hope that helps.
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:45 AM
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Thanks. Your info is consistent with my earlier estimates but the seller now tells me the gun is marked 629 with no dashes which I do not understand considering the serial number.
I will have to meet with him and examine the gun in person.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:40 AM
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That is possible, as the -1 change occurred in 1982. There are no hard breaks in production, old frames and parts get used up over months time before a new change is completely implemented. It will be real easy to sort out when you see the gun.
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