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Posted: 10/27/2009 3:15:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2009 3:16:29 PM EST by southlak9cop]
I am looking for opinions of what would be a reasonable asking price to start at. You guys in this forum are the ones in the know. Thanks for any help you can provide.



Link Posted: 10/27/2009 4:05:02 PM EST
Current market... the 29 ~ 600
Go to Gunbroker and check completed auctions should tell you everything.
Link Posted: 10/27/2009 4:16:50 PM EST
No dash, dash 1, dash 2. moar desirable.

Dash 3 and later.....nice pistol.

Link Posted: 10/27/2009 4:36:01 PM EST
You got me curious and I checked mine "CDD####" on the frame, then on the cylinder's arm it's "4##". What's the deal with the dash? The only dash I found on mine is "629-5", meaning it's a 629 with a 5 inch bbl. Right?
Link Posted: 10/27/2009 4:39:44 PM EST
Looks pinned and recessed. Missing top screw and trigger guard screw.

Appears to be a 29-2. Only thing left is if it's a S-prefix or an N-prefix.

If it was nicely blued throughout, looks nice to me, I'd be happy paying 500 for that gun. 600, not so much because I already have a 4 inch 29-3. Eventually I will sell my 29-3 when the right 4 inch 29-2 comes along to replace it.
Link Posted: 10/27/2009 7:03:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By ZombieKiller556:
You got me curious and I checked mine "CDD####" on the frame, then on the cylinder's arm it's "4##". What's the deal with the dash? The only dash I found on mine is "629-5", meaning it's a 629 with a 5 inch bbl. Right?


The dash number changes with each engineering revision to the gun. As an example, when S&W quit pinning barrels and recessing chambers on the Model 29, it went from 29-2 to 29-3.

What you refer to as the cylinder arm is properly called the yoke, and the number stamped on it is an assembly number. The number(including the three letter prefix) on the butt of the frame is the serial number.
Link Posted: 10/27/2009 7:05:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By 84-420:
Current market... the 29 ~ 600
Go to Gunbroker and check completed auctions should tell you everything.


I have found gunbroker to generally be at least 20% over what I can find locally, sometimes significantly more.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 1:29:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2009 1:42:53 AM EST by kwikrnu]
it has to be at least a 29-2 or earlier because it is pinned. it looks like it has slight holster wear at the end of the barrel. i was looking for a 29 and bought a local perfect 29-3 recently for $620 including taxes, background check, proper grips, and original box. a 29-2 is more desirable. if yours had proper wood grips i would imagine it could bring around $700+ on an auction site, more if you had the box. last month i would have gladly paid $600 for that gun in the condition shown in a ftf deal. i'd list it on an auction site, it doesn't cost much. start the listing out at $500 with a reserve of $$650. gunbroker only charges when the gun sells if you don't use any add ons.

dirty harry used a 29-2 6" .44 magnum. get a dirty harry shoulder holster and be a real jbt.

29-3 and 29-4 aren't as good as the 29-5's because of the endurance package.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 6:41:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By kwikrnu:
it has to be at least a 29-2 or earlier because it is pinned. it looks like it has slight holster wear at the end of the barrel. i was looking for a 29 and bought a local perfect 29-3 recently for $620 including taxes, background check, proper grips, and original box. a 29-2 is more desirable. if yours had proper wood grips i would imagine it could bring around $700+ on an auction site, more if you had the box. last month i would have gladly paid $600 for that gun in the condition shown in a ftf deal. i'd list it on an auction site, it doesn't cost much. start the listing out at $500 with a reserve of $$650. gunbroker only charges when the gun sells if you don't use any add ons.

dirty harry used a 29-2 6" .44 magnum. get a dirty harry shoulder holster and be a real jbt.

29-3 and 29-4 aren't as good as the 29-5's because of the endurance package.


LOL WUT?

The 29-3E guns were the start of the endurance package upgrades. The -4 was the official introduction of the endurance package.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 7:21:40 AM EST
Smith & Wesson Model 29....What should I ask?


You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?


I'm sorry, but it had to be done.
Link Posted: 10/28/2009 12:16:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By ChuckJaxFL:
Smith & Wesson Model 29....What should I ask?


You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya punk?


I'm sorry, but it had to be done.


Oh brother......
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 7:14:42 PM EST
Nice looking gun, I would put it on Gun Broker for a starting price of 500.00 and let the open market decide the final price.
Link Posted: 10/29/2009 7:49:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By machinisttx:
Originally Posted By kwikrnu:
it has to be at least a 29-2 or earlier because it is pinned. it looks like it has slight holster wear at the end of the barrel. i was looking for a 29 and bought a local perfect 29-3 recently for $620 including taxes, background check, proper grips, and original box. a 29-2 is more desirable. if yours had proper wood grips i would imagine it could bring around $700+ on an auction site, more if you had the box. last month i would have gladly paid $600 for that gun in the condition shown in a ftf deal. i'd list it on an auction site, it doesn't cost much. start the listing out at $500 with a reserve of $$650. gunbroker only charges when the gun sells if you don't use any add ons.

dirty harry used a 29-2 6" .44 magnum. get a dirty harry shoulder holster and be a real jbt.

29-3 and 29-4 aren't as good as the 29-5's because of the endurance package.


LOL WUT?

The 29-3E guns were the start of the endurance package upgrades. The -4 was the official introduction of the endurance package.


What I should have said was the 29-5 endurance pkg was more complete than 29-3 with the endurance pkg. The 29-5 had better parts than the 29-4 or 29-3.

"At the tail end of the 29-3 production in 1987 Smith & Wesson started the Endurance Package which was carried into the 29-4 in 1988. Two years later the 29-5 saw the introduction of longer bolt slots in the cylinder as well as more internal modifications. "


"The 29-3E had the hardened yoke, and extended bearing surfaces on the yoke only. 29-4 had the self-adjusting yoke screw and the radiused stud package added. The 29-5's have all of the endurance upgrades such as the elongated bolt notch, larger cylinder stop bolt, and internal bolt block."

"thought it was intresting Actually the full endurance package was not introduced all at once. From 1987 to 1990, in models 29-3, 29-3E, 29-4, and 29-5, the Endurance Package was introduced as a series of improvements. Interior parts were fitted tightly, studs were radiused, a new yoke retention system was designed, a bolt block was installed, and the cylinder locking bolts were cut."






Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:22:16 PM EST
Thanks for the replies guys. Its a 29-2 with "N" prefix.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 5:35:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 5:35:47 PM EST by vanilla_gorilla]
Nevermind

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 6:37:29 PM EST
After thinking on it and measuring my -2, I might be interested in the gun..depending on the throat dimensions.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 8:34:49 PM EST
$550-$600 would be my guess.
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