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 Whats a Smith and Wesson Model 29 44 mag worth???
zdotson  [Member]
12/22/2011 6:53:33 AM
I have S&W Model 29-6 44 mag.. Serial # CBN9xxx... Any info when it was made, price, all that would be greatly appreciated

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BiggEZ  [Team Member]
12/21/2011 10:19:04 PM
Did some google-fu. I'd say somewhere in the neighborhood of $7-750. I'd wait for someone else to verify tho. Nice looking gun!
eracer  [Team Member]
12/22/2011 7:19:53 AM
I almost bought one NIB for $800 a month ago.
patsue  [Team Member]
12/22/2011 3:27:44 PM
I wish I could even find one of those! I have a 4 inch 629-4 but want a Dirty Harry model!

Patrick
shadowcop  [Team Member]
12/22/2011 3:31:15 PM
I picked one up for $500 2 years ago.
Dave N
twistedcomrade  [Team Member]
12/22/2011 8:29:12 PM
Not a dime less than $700 and that is on the low end probably.
shadowcop  [Team Member]
12/22/2011 8:31:48 PM
Has the value went up?
mdw  [Life Member]
12/22/2011 8:45:25 PM
4 screw pre 29 serial #S 177xxx what can anyone tell me about this?

DON70  [Team Member]
12/23/2011 2:33:12 PM
For the 29-6 I'd say around $700.......more if you have the box.
For the pre 29 4 screw go to Gunbroker to see what they're going for.
I have a pre 29 5 screw in excellent condition in the original box and it could sell for over $2000 easily to the right buyer.
MrMONEYman  [Member]
12/23/2011 3:35:51 PM
OP...that gun looks just like mine that I got in a trade. Mine is a 29-3.

Lets see how much did I get that .44 mag for .... I traded a SigP6, plus $100 for it. I got the P6 when they were just imported, for $250. So that's $250 + $100 for a total of $350 into the gun .



On a serious note, in my neck of the woods, a S&W in that condition is fetching approximately $800 or so. A P&R is about another $150 or so.
compuvette  [Team Member]
12/23/2011 11:11:39 PM
Around here you'd be lucky to get $650 for it. My FFL has three N smiths right now. A 27-2 6", a 29-3E 6", and a 629-1 6" all for $650 and under. An N frame with a lock is worth less than a pre-lock. Nice piece, but would probably go for $600-625 on the Smith forum.
tenmikemike  [Member]
12/26/2011 11:34:52 PM
Originally Posted By patsue:
I wish I could even find one of those! I have a 4 inch 629-4 but want a Dirty Harry model!

Patrick


Here, drool on this. Both are 29-2's. The long barrel is even the proper 6-1/2"!



Interesting trivia I picked up from the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson; the 6-1/2" to 6" barrel transition was made during the 29-2 run and there were many more of the longer barrels made but they are much harder to find, probably because collector interest keeps them in private hands instead of on the market. The bottom one started life as a 6" until I was able to locate an original 4" pinned barrel and have them swapped at Accuracy Speaks. Now I CCW that piece occasionally (note the Hogue grip!). The "Dirty Harry" has been a safe queen since I bought it at a gun show last year for $700 (it's almost too pristine to shoot).
scotchymcdrinkerbean  [Team Member]
12/27/2011 12:33:25 AM
Originally Posted By mdw:
4 screw pre 29 serial #S 177xxx what can anyone tell me about this?

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i292/wplowing/4screw1.jpg


Meh, probably about $50. IM me and I'll take it off your hands for that.

ETA: Wait......in all seriousness, that gun has been modified at some point, as a pre-29 should not have an orange ramp front sight.
Lost_River  [Member]
12/30/2011 8:40:41 AM
Not the greatest picture, but I too have a fondness for pre lock S&W .44 mags:



5" guns being my favorite:





wildearp  [Team Member]
12/30/2011 8:45:12 AM
It's not pinned or recessed. $600-$650. They can be hard to move. Is there any gas cutting on the top strap? How bad are the machining marks inside the frame when you open the cylinder?

Mine is the 8", pinned, recessed, and appeared unfired when I bought it for $850.

CBN is prior to 1997, but this is a rough guess.
Lost_River  [Member]
12/30/2011 8:45:25 AM
Custom 29-2




With a couple of other 5 " 29s

Roaster72  [Team Member]
12/30/2011 11:43:17 AM
Hey I gots me some of dose




tenmikemike  [Member]
12/30/2011 10:49:40 PM


Dayum!!

Those old diamond grips aren't coke bottles by any chance are they?

I see the bottom two are four-screw models!
Roaster72  [Team Member]
1/1/2012 6:58:59 AM
Originally Posted By tenmikemike:


Dayum!!

Those old diamond grips aren't coke bottles by any chance are they?

I see the bottom two are four-screw models!


All three have their original cokes, the bottom two are five screws the top is a four screw, all pre 29s.

Powerkicker  [Team Member]
1/1/2012 6:26:05 PM
I have a 29 just like the one in the op(It's a -5 or -6...can't recall right now). It is a $550 gun.
akethan  [Life Member]
1/1/2012 6:33:01 PM
Can I play?

BallisticTip  [Team Member]
1/1/2012 6:52:04 PM
Nice S&W's
gringoguy  [Member]
1/1/2012 9:41:17 PM
I paid $700.00 for this 29-2 yesterday at the gun show. It is in unfired condition and came with the box, papers and tools.

akethan  [Life Member]
1/1/2012 9:53:13 PM
Originally Posted By gringoguy:
I paid $700.00 for this 29-2 yesterday at the gun show. It is in unfired condition and came with the box, papers and tools.

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff476/jimmyww2/newsmith.jpg


Great score!
gringoguy  [Member]
1/1/2012 11:29:53 PM
Originally Posted By akethan:
Originally Posted By gringoguy:
I paid $700.00 for this 29-2 yesterday at the gun show. It is in unfired condition and came with the box, papers and tools.

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff476/jimmyww2/newsmith.jpg


Great score!


Thank you. I am still debating if I should shoot it or not.
tenmikemike  [Member]
1/5/2012 12:40:31 AM
Originally Posted By Roaster72:
Originally Posted By tenmikemike:


Dayum!!

Those old diamond grips aren't coke bottles by any chance are they?

I see the bottom two are four-screw models!


All three have their original cokes, the bottom two are five screws the top is a four screw, all pre 29s.



Sorry, couldn't see the fifth screw in the pics. Now I have to add more drool smileys!!
Lost_River  [Member]
1/5/2012 1:03:27 PM
Originally Posted By gringoguy:
Originally Posted By akethan:
Originally Posted By gringoguy:
I paid $700.00 for this 29-2 yesterday at the gun show. It is in unfired condition and came with the box, papers and tools.

http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff476/jimmyww2/newsmith.jpg


Great score!


Thank you. I am still debating if I should shoot it or not.


If you do not shoot it and hang on to it until you die, someone else will end up enjoying it after you are dead and gone. They will end up appreciating what a truly outstanding handgun the Model 29 is. Life is short.

My suggestion is to load up some light and medium velocity loads, by the bucket load and do 95% of your shooting with these.

Then load some heavy loads (5%) just to keep on hand in case you decide to hunt elk or bison or something of that nature.

Do your best to wear the blue off that gun, enjoying packing it all over the countryside.

Like I said, Life is short.







patchz  [Team Member]
1/7/2012 11:35:00 PM
I carried a -3 with 6 1/2" bbl on duty for seventeen years, most of which in a Hoyt Custom front break and Hogue Custom grips. I got stupid and sold it

twenty years ago.
Lost_River  [Member]
1/8/2012 7:21:54 AM


Lost_River  [Member]
1/8/2012 7:24:23 AM
Three Classics:

7.5" Flattop Blackhawk

6.5" 29-2

4" 29-2

arsw15  [Member]
1/8/2012 9:50:38 PM
Looks like a 1957-58 according to SCSW
tenmikemike  [Member]
1/11/2012 11:37:24 PM
Derp! Already posted!
tenmikemike  [Member]
1/11/2012 11:41:44 PM
Originally Posted By Lost_River:
Three Classics:

7.5" Flattop Blackhawk

6.5" 29-2

4" 29-2

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/Taffin44project3classics.jpg



Somewhere the ghost of Elmer Keith is smiling down upon you!

Unless they're NOT yours...!
AK_Zeke  [Team Member]
1/12/2012 2:10:39 AM
Blued - $450 - $500

Stainless - $550 - $650

Depending on condition....
SD307  [Team Member]
1/12/2012 9:45:27 AM
Originally Posted By zdotson:
I have S&W Model 29-6 44 mag.. Serial # CBN9xxx... Any info when it was made, price, all that would be greatly appreciated

http://i44.tinypic.com/23rllc7.jpg


I see a target hammer & a target trigger that should up the price by $100-$150
Lost_River  [Member]
1/19/2012 1:50:47 PM
Originally Posted By tenmikemike:
Originally Posted By Lost_River:
Three Classics:

7.5" Flattop Blackhawk

6.5" 29-2

4" 29-2

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b109/IV_Troop/Taffin44project3classics.jpg



Somewhere the ghost of Elmer Keith is smiling down upon you!

Unless they're NOT yours...!



Well then,

Elmer has a big old grin
tenmikemike  [Member]
1/19/2012 11:15:55 PM
All I am missing from a similar lineup is the single action, but I do have a Cimmaron in .45 instead of .44.
Lost_River  [Member]
1/20/2012 4:12:30 PM
Ruger has a Lipseys edition Flattop 45 built on a .357 frame.
They can be had stainless or blued. I just picked up a stainless convertible Flattop .45 with a 4 & 5/8ths" barrel.
I had contemplated having a custom gunsmith build that exact gun numerous times. I am very glad I held off.
I doubt it will see much use with the Colt cylinder. I shoot a bunch of ACP so this stainless flattop makes perfect sense.
patsue  [Team Member]
1/22/2012 6:47:39 PM


Is it possible to find grips just like that but for a round N frame grip?

Patrick
Lost_River  [Member]
1/26/2012 7:36:28 PM
Originally Posted By patsue:


Is it possible to find grips just like that but for a round N frame grip?

Patrick


Yes,

These are Herret's stocks of Twin Falls Idaho. The Roper model. The stocks can be ordered as "round to square" conversion. It is quite common for owners of round butt guns to do so.

That is an advantage of having a round butted frame. You have a multitude of choices.


Sorry for the late reply. I just noticed your question.

LR

SigKev  [Member]
1/27/2012 10:35:10 AM
mdw, your Pre-29 front sight looks original to me. The red ramp front sight was standard on the 44 Magnums. The serial number probably indicates a 1958 shipping date, but you never know with Smith and Wesson. The did not ship in serial number order until decades later. For example, I have a gun with a S160xxx serial number that shipped in April of 1956 and was one of the first 200 guns shipped from the factory. Other guns with a S130xxx serial number shipped almost a year later.

The grips are interesting. They look like the grips S&W put in engraved guns during that time period. The Pre-29s usually had coke grips that were checkered and had a diamond around the screw hole.

Can you tell me more about the gun? Do you know the history or have you sent for a factory letter? It costs $50 for the factory letter, but if the gun lettered with the grips that would be an unusual order.

Originally Posted By mdw:
4 screw pre 29 serial #S 177xxx what can anyone tell me about this?

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i292/wplowing/4screw1.jpg


SigKev  [Member]
1/27/2012 10:37:37 AM
I realized after posting that I should share one of my 44 Magnums (though we are way off topic). Here is my 29-2 with the factory five inch barrel that shipped in 1963. The gun is in 99% condition with the factory box and tools. Pretty much looks the same as the day it left the factory, but it has been shot :)

wildearp  [Team Member]
1/27/2012 11:00:23 AM
It is not pinned and recessed, and it has a later vintage of cylinder latch, so $700-750 would be reasonable.

I paid either $800 or $850 for a pinned and recessed 8" 29.


Keep in mind folks, that Harry used the 6" and the 8" in the show.
Powerkicker  [Team Member]
1/27/2012 5:03:01 PM
Originally Posted By wildearp:
It is not pinned and recessed, and it has a later vintage of cylinder latch, so $700-750 would be reasonable.

I paid either $800 or $850 for a pinned and recessed 8" 29.


Keep in mind folks, that Harry used the 6" and the 8" in the show.


6.5" was the norm
Lost_River  [Member]
1/27/2012 6:41:37 PM
Originally Posted By SigKev:
I realized after posting that I should share one of my 44 Magnums (though we are way off topic). Here is my 29-2 with the factory five inch barrel that shipped in 1963. The gun is in 99% condition with the factory box and tools. Pretty much looks the same as the day it left the factory, but it has been shot :)

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y280/kcowherd/29-25inch196303.jpg



Shall we discuss where I would like that shipped to?

A while back I had SDM fabricating take an 8 & 3/8ths" 29-2 and turn it into a 5"er for me. He then took the wide target triggerand narrowd and polished out the serrrations. I had him set the front sight up like the Classic/DX versions with quick change front sights. It is my idea of a perfect practical Model 29. It is stocked with smooth Eagle Classics. I have no intention of having it spend it's life as a safe queen though.

Yours is what I consider to be what S&W should have been producing in great numbers all along.

Better pic up soon.



Lost_River  [Member]
1/27/2012 8:15:15 PM
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