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Posted: 12/20/2005 8:14:42 PM EDT
I was at the local shop, and decided to pick up a nice S&W model 29 classic with a 6.5" barrel. The blueing is almost perfect (just some muzzle wear basically), and the price was right ($369)... I shot it, and I could not stop smiling for about 30 minutes... This thing is going to be fun...
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 8:21:53 PM EDT
I've had my 629 for about 12 years now. Still love it. My dad won't shoot it, though. He says he won't shoot anything that kills on one end and maims on the other.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 5:09:06 AM EDT
That is a great price for that gun. Congrats.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 5:12:06 AM EDT
Welcome to the S&W Model 29 44mag club!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:44:38 PM EDT
I just picked one like that up too, and I couldn't stop smiling after I shot it either, they are awsome guns. love mine.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:07:56 PM EDT
PICS!!!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 10:11:02 PM EDT
Why did I sell my 29!!!
It was perfect, no scratches or wear on the bluing at all and it came with the wood velvet lined box
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:00:36 PM EDT
Took my first deer this fall with my 629 classic. Knocked her off her feet at 30 yards shooting 240gn SP. One nice clean hole to the heart and lungs. She is good eating now thanks to my trusty smith.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 12:06:22 PM EDT
Model 29 disease is almost as bad as BRD. Certainly just as much fun. That was a steal on the gun by the way.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 5:34:06 PM EDT
I've had my model 29 for 15 years. As I got older (granddaughter says I'm older than dirt) the recoil of the full house 44mags started to bother me. I sent it to Magna Port. Wow! what a job they do. Now the kick isn't any harder than a 357 and I can shoot it all day long.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 5:27:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2006 2:22:57 PM EDT by scooper]
.i too bought a 44 mag as my very first handgun buy.it was september/october of 1998.8 inch anaconda for 525.not a bad price btw. your model 629 classic 6 1/2 inch barrel is the gun that started the 44 mag rage with dirty harry and all that there stuff!
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:27:10 PM EDT
Man you guys are lucky. but I'm glad for you. My First wheelgun was M29 6". I shot it with full power loads 3 or 4 times a week. Trigger swivel stud finally broke. Got another and sold it to a friend when I was unable to shoot. I can't find one now(I'm not paying $900 on auctions, I can buy a Python snubby for that). I have a Ported Tarus 44Mag Ported that shoots great. I just want another Mod 29 because the factory grips fit me perfectly.

YA DID GOOD
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 9:58:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By geneinnc:
....(I'm not paying $900 on auctions, I can buy a Python snubby for that
]



The Smith is the better gun, wait for a good deal and buy it and skip the Colt.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:58:17 AM EDT
Congrats!
Model 29's Kick Ass!
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 2:37:03 PM EDT
Good catch...I looked around for years before I found a 629 under $500, and jumped on it. My favorite (and for now only) revolver.
Link Posted: 1/5/2006 7:01:59 PM EDT
I love my model 29. It is an awesome pistol. The 29-3 is a great pistol scoped as well. It can take a whittail at 100 yards easy if you are big into hangunning. I use some hornady 230 grains and down they go like cord wood.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 10:36:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 11:23:10 PM EDT
Great Deal, Great Gun and Great caliber, ENJOY
Link Posted: 1/13/2006 12:52:25 PM EDT
You will also notice that is is SMOKING accurate. The trigger breaks like glass. My 629PP out shoots my Kimber classic all day every day. The long sight radius obviously helps. Wonder what I could do with one of those old 10" Silhouette models?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 11:14:52 AM EDT
I would really love to own a 4 or 6" blued one.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 8:28:36 PM EDT
Have fun. Everyone should have a M29 and a M17.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 12:06:44 PM EDT
Hah, must be the season... I picked up a 6" M29, total safe queen, under the used counter for $400. I didn't even want to bicker on the price out of fear it'd disappear! I believe it's a ?29-5?, which means updated lockwork, but still hammer-mounted firing pin.

With Fed Am Eagle ammo (240grs) and a Holosight on top just for deer season, I shot a 2-hole 6-shot group on the 50yd line while sighting it in. Hell, I outshot half the 30-30's on the line!

Awesome gun. Definite keeper. Very happy handloader, and soon-to-be boar hunter!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 8:59:21 PM EDT
I love S&W N-frames! The 29-2 is my favorite, but any N-frame with pinned barrel and recessed chambers is okay too. I got this one the other day for a new-ish Single Six convertible and $100.


This 6 inch model 28-2 I got Wednesday for $300.


There's just something good about a short barreled .44 mag. I also have a Taurus Tracker 5-shot .44 mag too, but no pics yet.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 5:43:10 AM EDT
Tim84K10, just for you. Found and bought this one recently.

http://www.hunt101.com/img/303588.jpg
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 3:51:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JellyBelly:
I love S&W N-frames! The 29-2 is my favorite, but any N-frame with pinned barrel and recessed chambers is okay too. I got this one the other day for a new-ish Single Six convertible and $100.
my.core.com/~dleahy/.photos/Guns/SW292.jpg

This 6 inch model 28-2 I got Wednesday for $300.
my.core.com/~dleahy/.photos/Guns/SW282.jpg

There's just something good about a short barreled .44 mag. I also have a Taurus Tracker 5-shot .44 mag too, but no pics yet.



Those would easily cost $450-500 here.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 6:03:15 PM EDT
Woo Hoo Good Gun love those 29's
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