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Old 05-05-2012, 10:11 PM
Poeschel Poeschel is offline
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Default 629-2

Hey guys, new to the forum. I picked up a new to me smith at a local gun show. 629-2 with the 8 inch barrel. I really like the feel of it and it shoots very nice. I currently own a small handful of smith revolvers and this one was kind of an impulse buy. I know there are a bunch of versions of the 629, what can you tell me about the 629-2? Thank you.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:13 AM
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Dash numbers refer to engineering changes, most of which are not visible or have an effect on basic function. The -2 change involves several minor internal changes to the lockwork. Anything you need to know about the specific model, barrel length, barrel contour, stocks, etc you can observe yourself.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:50 PM
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If my memory is correct in 1988 the yoke received special heat treatment to help prevent premature end shake(29-3E,629-2) and the radius stud package started in1989(29-4,629-2E) basically all this means is that the guns will hold up better to a steady diet of full house magnum loads , Congrats on your -2, they are sweet hearts
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