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Old 12-28-2011, 07:44 PM
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Was at a local gun shop today getting some powder, looked in the used gun case and saw a 29-1 8 3/8" with a box. It had some wear at the muzzle but other than that I appeard to be in excellent shape. Is this gun about 2x over priced or am I missing something.
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Welcome aboard Jim. 29 experts will be along shortly. Don't know too much about those, ... I'll defer to Lee's input on the -1's. One of those online gun auction sites are good if you sign up to see what the actual completed (as in sold) auctions are going for.

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Dash 1's are very scarce, having a very short production window.
The ones known to us are counted in a couple of dozen.
I have often seen them sell for 3grand UP.
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Dash 1's are very scarce, having a very short production window.
The ones known to us are counted in a couple of dozen.
I have often seen them sell for 3grand UP.
When you say scarce, do the books show how many were produced ?
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When you say scarce, do the books show how many were produced ?
The books will probably not tell you how many. But as Lee says they are numbered in several handsful from what I know and I think Chuck has most of them .
Depending on actual condition 3 grand is probably a bargain. Wish I could afford one.
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$3K is probably a bargain as the 8 3/8" length is even more scarce.... From what I've seen, most 29-1's were 6 1/2" guns.
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Hi Jim:

The rarest 29-1 barrel lengths are the 5 inch and 4 inch. There are 3 five inch 29-1's made and less than a handful of 4 inch 29-1's documentated so far. I am only aware of two in nickel finish. Really nice 29-1's are hard to find and will bring the money.

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From what I have heard condition is everything with these guns.
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Standard catalog of s&w shows 2850.00 for excellent and 3750.00 for new in the box.And those are 2006 prices.If you have the money buy it!
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Model 29-1s were limited mainly to 62 with a couple dating to 63. We know of approximately twenty-five or so with two being the (correct) 4-screw variation and the rest with a 3-screw frame (all are stamped MOD. 29-1 in the yoke cut). These guns sold for $1500 back in the mid-80s and only have continued to go up in price. The 29-1 shown below was shipped in September 1962 and purchased from Harrison Carroll in 1984 for $1500.

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I'm not nearly as adept with a camera as Doc 44, but this 29-1 found it's way into my stash not long ago...





It's one of the more frequently seen 6 1/2" 3-screw models.



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The grips on the gun I saw were not "cokes" like the ones you guys have. They looked like a darker goncalo alves without the diamond.
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Was at a local gun shop today getting some powder, looked in the used gun case and saw a 29-1 8 3/8" with a box. It had some wear at the muzzle but other than that I appeard to be in excellent shape. Is this gun about 2x over priced or am I missing something.
Jim, welcome to the forum. My focus is on this particular Model 29 and yes, 3K is about the going rate for one in 97%+ condition. However, I have paid more for very rare barrel lengths such as the 4 inch 3 screw gun which only one has been documented to date. There are two 4 screw 4 inch nickel 29-1s documented to date making only 2 dozen documented so far. There is one on GB right now that while a -1 and rare, is overpriced due to its condition; in my opinion.
Post the contact info for the gunshop you spotted the -1 in if you decide not to buy it for yourself as there are several collectors on this site that would like to add one to their collections.
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Is there ANY S&W you DON'T have? Your collection is pleasing to see on the Forum.
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A 99% 29-1 sold at a show I went to last month...$900. I just missed it.
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Dash 1's are very scarce, having a very short production window.
The ones known to us are counted in a couple of dozen.
I have often seen them sell for 3grand UP.
I saw a 4" four screw LNIB Nickel 29-? "S" serial last year for $1400 and hesitated just a bit too long to get it.

On a side note ,
I was aware lower production dash 1 magnums were desireable but very surprised that a -1 .357 CM without tools, box or docs and severely altered grips sold quickly to a prominent S&W dealer for $850 recently .

Im sure the gun will relist shortly but had assumed $850 was already close to full retail even with correct grips.

Am curiouse now to see what the next price tag says.

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Cabela's just sold this one for $1299. How many screw holes does it take to install this mount?? OUCH!!


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Cabela's just sold this one for $1299. How many screw holes does it take to install this mount?? OUCH!!


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Model 29-1s were limited mainly to 62 with a couple dating to 63. We know of approximately twenty-five or so with two being the (correct) 4-screw variation and the rest with a 3-screw frame (all are stamped MOD. 29-1 in the yoke cut). These guns sold for $1500 back in the mid-80s and only have continued to go up in price. The 29-1 shown below was shipped in September 1962 and purchased from Harrison Carroll in 1984 for $1500.

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I'm not nearly as adept with a camera as Doc 44, but this 29-1 found it's way into my stash not long ago...





It's one of the more frequently seen 6 1/2" 3-screw models.



Please pardon the poor images...



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