Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices

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


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-21-2008, 10:57 AM
SIGWolf's Avatar
SIGWolf SIGWolf is offline
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Essex, VT USA
Posts: 250
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 7 Posts
Default

I just closed a deal for a 629-5 V-comp. From what I gather these were a limited run for RSR/Lew Horton.

Anyone have one? What do you think?

It has a compensator and a non-compensator barrel weight/cap, flash chrome trigger with trigger stop adjustment, RR front and non-WO rear sights. There are two sets of grips, one Hogue and the other combats. There is also NOT LOCK!

I'm looking forward to taking it out.
















Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-21-2008, 10:57 AM
SIGWolf's Avatar
SIGWolf SIGWolf is offline
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Essex, VT USA
Posts: 250
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 7 Posts
Default

I just closed a deal for a 629-5 V-comp. From what I gather these were a limited run for RSR/Lew Horton.

Anyone have one? What do you think?

It has a compensator and a non-compensator barrel weight/cap, flash chrome trigger with trigger stop adjustment, RR front and non-WO rear sights. There are two sets of grips, one Hogue and the other combats. There is also NOT LOCK!

I'm looking forward to taking it out.
















Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-21-2008, 01:41 PM
RBInfantino RBInfantino is offline
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: North East
Posts: 41
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have one..its a great gun. super accurate and I love the way it looks. I dont know the history of it...and dont really care. I bought it for hunting and target shooting and its certainly not a safe queen.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-21-2008, 06:36 PM
SIGWolf's Avatar
SIGWolf SIGWolf is offline
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Essex, VT USA
Posts: 250
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 7 Posts
Default

There must not be many of these around.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-21-2008, 07:22 PM
MACHTECH MACHTECH is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 115
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Did you get the 3"er or the 5" model?

Todd
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-21-2008, 07:42 PM
Lenshappy's Avatar
Lenshappy Lenshappy is offline
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 679
Likes: 2
Liked 30 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Pix~~!?!?!

(read the fine print )
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-21-2008, 08:40 PM
m657's Avatar
m657 m657 is online now
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: sunny Orygun
Posts: 2,890
Likes: 341
Liked 280 Times in 181 Posts
Default

I got one less than a year ago. It has become my favorite revolver.

I'm learning how to use the moondclips as I've never been a fan of them before.

It's great for speed steel and ICORE. I haven't used it in other matches yet....

If I said any more about it, it would sound like a [Rant ON] mode.

I had a special leather holster custom built for competition because I didn't like any of the plastic modular units.

Now I KNOW the advantages of "V-8"!!!
__________________
Dum vivimus Vivamas
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-22-2008, 02:53 AM
SIGWolf's Avatar
SIGWolf SIGWolf is offline
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Essex, VT USA
Posts: 250
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by MACHTECH:
Did you get the 3"er or the 5" model?

Todd
5", 629-5, no lock. I don't have the gun in my possession yet which accounts for the absence of pictures.

As soon as it is in my hands I'll post pix!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-29-2008, 06:37 PM
SIGWolf's Avatar
SIGWolf SIGWolf is offline
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Essex, VT USA
Posts: 250
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Updated with PICS!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-30-2008, 06:23 AM
SIGWolf's Avatar
SIGWolf SIGWolf is offline
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Essex, VT USA
Posts: 250
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 7 Posts
Default

I'm not sure of the product code either 170137 or 170148 I believe. If the former, which I think is more likely, the date is 1999. There may have been around 200 made and it was an RSR/Lew Horton run.

There is a number on the crane, 138. It's not the serial number, that begins with RSM02XX.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 09-30-2008, 11:25 AM
spearcrow spearcrow is offline
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 486
Likes: 37
Liked 40 Times in 28 Posts
Default

Very nice looking gun, I need to start saving for one of these! Machtech mentioned there being a 3" version of this gun, I have only ever seen 5" models...sure would be nice to actually see one...hint hint!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-30-2008, 12:04 PM
MACHTECH MACHTECH is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 115
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Here are a couple of pics of my "extra" 3" 629 V-Comp. I have had this one for sale in the classifieds before but no one snagged it. It is still available if anyone is interested.





Todd
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-30-2008, 01:08 PM
khclark khclark is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 104
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I'm quite glad to hear multiple people are happy with these. I watched the compensator blow off our range rental gun during firing on one of these a few weeks ago. Must have just been a bad apple.

I think ours have the lock. I'll look again next time I'm at work.
__________________
______________________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-30-2008, 01:12 PM
DonD DonD is online now
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Central TX
Posts: 1,886
Likes: 286
Liked 672 Times in 355 Posts
Default

While traditionalists may not like the styling, I do and I like unfluted cylinders.

I think it is a handsome gun, hope you enjoy it. Don
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-30-2008, 01:28 PM
Junior Member
 
Posts: n/a
Default

It's interesting that they made 3", 4" and 5" vrsions of this model, but you just don't see them all that often.

Here's a brochure, interesting read - they flubbed up the descriptions, talking about the 45acp in the text....

Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-30-2008, 01:42 PM
MACHTECH MACHTECH is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 115
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Here's a pic with the other barrel cap on:



I like it better like this.

Todd
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-30-2008, 05:04 PM
TN RAT TN RAT is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 193
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 4 Posts
Default

I think it looks better w/o the ports.

Can someone explain how the weight/comp attaches to the gun and is changed out?

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-30-2008, 06:02 PM
SIGWolf's Avatar
SIGWolf SIGWolf is offline
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Essex, VT USA
Posts: 250
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 7 Posts
Default

The is a screw just below the barrel on the comp and weight the screws into the barrel shroud or whatever you want to call it.

I expect the comp that blew off the gun had not been secured or had come loose. If it were loose and moving around a bullet exiting the barrel might have blown it right off. I can't see any other way that could happen.

I'll try to take some pics of the comp.

Thanks SmithNut for the brochure.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-30-2008, 06:32 PM
DAZinKC DAZinKC is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

That's the same one I saw in a pawn shop the other day.
Only about 200 made? Wow! I am all over it.
This one has the number 439 stamped on the crane.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 09-30-2008, 06:52 PM
SIGWolf's Avatar
SIGWolf SIGWolf is offline
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Essex, VT USA
Posts: 250
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 7 Posts
Default

I'm not sure about the number on the crane or about the limited production. However, that is what I've heard.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 10-01-2008, 10:48 AM
jbarchitect jbarchitect is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The Performance Center lists the 4" 629 vcomp (SKU 170137) as currently being made. They obviously don't make many at a time since I've had one on order since February.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 10-01-2008, 11:42 AM
SIGWolf's Avatar
SIGWolf SIGWolf is offline
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Essex, VT USA
Posts: 250
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by jbarchitect:
The Performance Center lists the 4" 629 vcomp (SKU 170137) as currently being made. They obviously don't make many at a time since I've had one on order since February.
The ones being made currently have the lock although I don't know what the revision number is. This one has a serial number beginning with RSMXXXX so I think it's one of the RSR specials.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 10-01-2008, 11:44 AM
SIGWolf's Avatar
SIGWolf SIGWolf is offline
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Essex, VT USA
Posts: 250
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by MACHTECH:
Did you get the 3"er or the 5" model?

Todd
It's a 4.25" I think.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 11-19-2008, 03:41 AM
SIGWolf's Avatar
SIGWolf SIGWolf is offline
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Essex, VT USA
Posts: 250
Likes: 0
Liked 15 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by SmithNut:
It's interesting that they made 3", 4" and 5" vrsions of this model, but you just don't see them all that often.

Here's a brochure, interesting read - they flubbed up the descriptions, talking about the 45acp in the text....

Does that say the 629 V-comp is a .45ACP?
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 10-22-2018, 10:43 PM
Rangersedge Rangersedge is offline
Member
629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS*** 629-5 V-comp What can you tell me? Anyone have one? ***UPDATE*** ***PICS***  
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 9
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I have a 5" 629 vcomp. Lots of 4" out there, but never find much out about the 5" ones. Would like another just like it, but they wanted $2k for only other one I've seen.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
45acp, 629, combats, compensator, fluted, hogue, leather, lew horton, lock, performance center, shroud, unfluted

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
S&W 1917 Serial #13(PIC HEAVY)(UPDATE SEE LAST POST NEW PICS)(Letter Update Last Pic) gjamison S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 53 04-20-2015 04:44 PM
Yet another great Winchester .22 rifle found, 1945 vintage Model 61 (pics) UPDATE: Model 63 pics and Winchester family photo added on page 2! YET ANOTHER UPDATE: Range report on Model 63, page 3... canoeguy Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 39 09-11-2013 06:26 PM
New guy, 686 price question (PICS) Update: Got the gun!!! Updated PICS JAVO S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 34 04-22-2011 10:17 PM
Price Check 66 F Comp / Update: Pic added Dump1567 S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 3 12-07-2010 01:28 PM
Surprised condition of 629 PC V-Comp (update) tyhlme S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 9 12-03-2010 03:59 PM

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 09:58 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)