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Old 10-09-2017, 04:02 PM
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A true Big Bore Belly gun, the grips are really good for shooting hot .44 mag loads.. . though most of my shooting is with 44 Specials. This one is often a night stand gun.

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OH MY. Im quite partial to them short round ladys!
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:48 PM
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Oh great now there is another gun I gotta have, nice 629 Muddyboot.
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You've got you a REAL nice one there! The fixed sight 3"ers are rare birds. Thanks for showing it off!
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:56 PM
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You've got you a REAL nice one there! The fixed sight 3"ers are rare birds. Thanks for showing it off!
Thanks, didn't know they were rare...
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:58 PM
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I believe this one is a Camfour gun and is actually a 2.5 inch barrel. They did a "-5" and a "-6" run. I have a "-6." Its a great cold weather carry gun. I will qualify with mine on Thursday. I only shoot .44 Specials and its great. Its a bit snappy with magnums.



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Old 10-09-2017, 06:04 PM
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Nice short .44’s gentlemen!

WCCPD, I like your choice of grips! The Altamont service grips work really well for me for my 4” 629-5, they also help trim the gun down when I CC it during the cooler months.

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I'm partial to the 629-4 Backpacker.
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Very nice Muddyboot. Thanks for posting!
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Wow is that one awesome 629. I had no idea they were ever offered with fixed sights.
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Old 10-10-2017, 07:55 AM
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Nice nice very nice ,thanks for taking the time to post .
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That gun would be awesome in a four inch version
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I have a fondness for 3" S&W revolvers these days and replacing a few 4" and 2 1/2" with 3" versions.

I'd turn a blind eye at the MIM and snatch one of those fixed sight 629-5 if ever to appear for sale in front of me.I might even consider paying a tad bit over what I bought the Backpacker for even though I prefer adjustable sights these days.

I have an excellent condition fixed sight 3" 13-2 that's proving to be better than expected at the range.

Now where's an elusive 3" 686 pre MIM shooter I can replace my 2 1/2" 686-4 with?
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Yet another Camfour Distributors 629-5 2.5" barrel fixed sight .44 mag.

Only 300 of these pre-lock guns were made. I've had this one 14 years now.

This is the S&W that brought me to this forum in 2003. I was trying to figure the details on this revolver and stumbled into this forum. Been here since.

These came NIB with the Hogue rubber grips as shown in post #1 by Muddyboot







Sebago Son might be along soon telling us about the two he has!
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Some beauties here. Myself I prefer the 2.5" barrels and I'd like to see even shorter and if possible no barrel at all (pepperbox)
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I had a 3 inch 629 when I was in my 20's. Back then I thought winchester 296 was the only powder made and the only bullet was a xtp 300gr hp. I'm glad I've got a tiny bit smarter but I really want another short 629

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Old 10-11-2017, 12:43 AM
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Hey Bigboredad, nothing wrong with that load. I shoot that load all the time.
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I'm partial to the 629-4 Backpacker.
Passed on one from another forum member, a few years back. Really nice piece, but (in my infinite wisdom) thought the $800.00 asking price was too steep. Been kicking myself - & looking for another one, ever since.

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