Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-13-2017, 09:04 PM
limhyl's Avatar
limhyl limhyl is offline
Member
Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today  
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Olympia, Wa
Posts: 51
Likes: 13
Liked 196 Times in 34 Posts
Default Had to get another 44 Mag today

Based on some great advice on this forum, I recently acquired my first 44 magnum, a 629-3 5-inch Classic last week and put a Leupold red dot on a Allchin scope mount. Well, as many of you have experienced, one is never enough. I was fortunate to find this 629-5 4-inch at a local pawn shop today, and for $680, I couldn’t pass it up. The serial is CDF3938. Can someone tell me when it was made?




__________________
COL, USA, Retired ('88-'15)

Last edited by limhyl; 02-13-2017 at 09:07 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-13-2017, 09:33 PM
MCorps0311's Avatar
MCorps0311 MCorps0311 is offline
Member
Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today  
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Derby City,Ky.
Posts: 1,603
Likes: 1,622
Liked 1,046 Times in 486 Posts
Default

Very nice 629-3,enjoy breaking it in at the range!
__________________
Semper Fi.
#L1C4
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-14-2017, 12:04 AM
Hillbilly77's Avatar
Hillbilly77 Hillbilly77 is offline
Member
Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today  
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Central New Yorkistan
Posts: 5,509
Likes: 9,464
Liked 13,667 Times in 3,607 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by limhyl View Post
629-5....
The serial is CDF3938. Can someone tell me when it was made?
The says the -5 was from 1997 - 2001.
Yours looks like 1999.
The book also says March 1999 - CDE, CDF, CDH, CDJ.


Now that you have 2 of them, you need to learn to twirl them on your forefinger and carry them cross draw like Billy the Kid.
__________________
Oh, George! Not the livestock!

Last edited by Hillbilly77; 03-29-2017 at 06:35 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #4  
Old 02-14-2017, 12:13 AM
richcory's Avatar
richcory richcory is offline
US Veteran
Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today  
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Pac NW
Posts: 437
Likes: 419
Liked 509 Times in 158 Posts
Default

I like the looks of a 5" full lug more every time I see one in a photo

Cory
__________________
Cory
SWCA #3015 S&WHF #465
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #5  
Old 02-14-2017, 12:50 AM
mod29's Avatar
mod29 mod29 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: WA
Posts: 275
Likes: 289
Liked 190 Times in 71 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by limhyl View Post
I was fortunate to find this 629-5 4-inch at a local pawn shop today, and for $680, I couldn’t pass it up.
Congrats on a nice find!
I have a couple of the 629-5 models (5" & 6.5") and they are both great shooters. I am sure you will enjoy shooting yours! Handy barrel length, too.
I think the 5" is about perfect for these revolvers, but the 4" has it's place, too, and is a favorite of many on this forum.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-14-2017, 01:06 AM
Gunhacker's Avatar
Gunhacker Gunhacker is online now
SWCA Member
Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today  
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: SF East Bay - "the delta"
Posts: 2,598
Likes: 620
Liked 1,854 Times in 808 Posts
Default

A 5" barrel on an N-Frame is my favorite configuration... very nice on both counts, especially on the price.

No way could I pick up a no-lock 625-5 4" for less than $700, that gun would have a $900 tag on it in CA.
__________________
Conrad - S&WCA #1830
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-14-2017, 04:55 AM
75Vette's Avatar
75Vette 75Vette is online now
Member
Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today  
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: South of Atl
Posts: 1,772
Likes: 16,424
Liked 4,788 Times in 1,174 Posts
Default

That would've been a hard one to walk away from. Those are two excellent 44s to own. I have a dash 3 5"er and a dash 4 4"er. Great shooters. Congrats!
__________________
Don't You Ever Wash That Thing
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-14-2017, 05:43 AM
629shooter 629shooter is offline
Member
Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today  
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: The Midwest
Posts: 1,492
Likes: 3,119
Liked 908 Times in 565 Posts
Default

Boy you've had a great week. Congratulations on two outstanding 44s.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-14-2017, 11:08 AM
limhyl's Avatar
limhyl limhyl is offline
Member
Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today  
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Olympia, Wa
Posts: 51
Likes: 13
Liked 196 Times in 34 Posts
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by 629shooter View Post
Boy you've had a great week. Congratulations on two outstanding 44s.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
I didn't own a single revolver up until last summer and now I'm starting to hear "do you really need another one?" from my significant other. I won't blame you guys though.
__________________
COL, USA, Retired ('88-'15)

Last edited by limhyl; 02-14-2017 at 11:09 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #10  
Old 02-14-2017, 12:57 PM
Bill In Texas Bill In Texas is offline
Member
Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today  
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 1,223
Likes: 1,725
Liked 290 Times in 249 Posts
Default

Congratulations!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-14-2017, 01:12 PM
gijoeou812's Avatar
gijoeou812 gijoeou812 is offline
Member
Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today  
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 16
Likes: 0
Liked 10 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Sweet 629-5 Congratulations!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-14-2017, 03:39 PM
bangbig bangbig is offline
Member
Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today  
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Michigan
Posts: 64
Likes: 18
Liked 73 Times in 27 Posts
Default

Nice pair!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-16-2017, 07:27 PM
ridgewalker ridgewalker is online now
Member
Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today  
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Western USA
Posts: 536
Likes: 556
Liked 264 Times in 163 Posts
Default

IMHO reloading is essential for full enjoyment of 44. Not only do you save a boatload but you can tailor your loads to a level that is actually fun to shoot.
__________________
Accuracy supercedes Speed
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-17-2017, 09:39 AM
cowboy4evr cowboy4evr is offline
Member
Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today  
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: for now ,Texas
Posts: 706
Likes: 23
Liked 586 Times in 313 Posts
Default

44 magnum is one of my favorites . Because I reload I can make them from " mild to wild " , fun to shoot . I just shoot the Keith 245 gr swc , H&G 503 mold . The lyman 429421 makes a good mold representative of the Keith bullet . Use the faster burn powders ( titegroup , bullseye , reddot , WST , IMR 700X etc) for the mild loads . Slower powders for mid range (Universal , WSF etc) and for full magnum loads (IMR 4227, Accurate #9, Accurate 4100 etc) .
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-17-2017, 11:18 AM
bananaman's Avatar
bananaman bananaman is offline
Member
Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today Had to get another 44 Mag today  
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 4,728
Likes: 2,409
Liked 2,474 Times in 1,305 Posts
Default

Congratulations, but it isn't fair! I don't even have 1 .44! Have 45ACP, and 45Colt guns though. I keep looking, but the right thing has not come along. Enjoy them! Bob
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Saw an old Smith & Wesson today (Bought it Today) Mike1647 S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 31 01-01-2016 10:38 AM
Got a M15-1 today millerj7 S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 5 11-06-2014 11:57 AM
USA Today oldman45 The Lounge 12 12-05-2011 11:30 AM
I've been looking for 1066 and found one today at today's gun show . . . Denver Dick Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 6 11-03-2008 08:30 AM
Look what i got today gjamison S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 14 07-14-2008 10:33 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:50 PM.


© S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)