Is this mod. 29 a Lew Horton?


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DJJ
July 26, 2008, 08:36 PM
I've searched THR for a definitive way to identify one, and I still can't tell. It's a RB mod. 29 with a 3" barrel. The serial no. is ALB5427 (the ALB prefix sounds promising, if I'm reading right). The grip is a Hogue monogrip. I have no original papers or box. Thanks.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3018/2705344484_3d6e1ef34a.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/2705344880_f5140e240d.jpg

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Logan5
July 26, 2008, 10:12 PM
Yes, it's a Lew Horton unless I'm terribly mistaken. Only a few hundred off from mine's SN... The Hogues didn't come with it, though I had mine set up the same way as yours for a while before I switched back to pretty and painful.

CH47gunner
July 26, 2008, 11:27 PM
DJJ

I also had some questions as to whether my 624 3" no dash was a Lew Horton Special.
I emailed Lew Horton & asked them - they got back to me within 24hrs.

This was their response:

Dear Bruce,
The gun you are inquiring about is indeed a Lew Horton's Special. It was made for us by Smith & Wesson in July of 1985.


Their email is - questions@lewhorton.com

Bruce

DJJ
July 27, 2008, 12:03 AM
Thanks. I sent off an inquiry.

What kind of grips would it have had originally?

Logan5
July 27, 2008, 12:14 AM
They'd be round butt, finger grooved goncalo alves with S&W medallions. Very pretty, but not so comfy if you're going nuts with the full house .44 mags... which really, is fun enough to do a little, but not really this model's mission statement, or at least that was my rationale for switching back.

CH47gunner
July 27, 2008, 01:22 AM
Yep - Logan5 is correct.

My 624 LHS has the N Frame round butt Combat Grips. The goncalo alves wood is spectacular and the fact that they're the 1st Generation Combat grips, and very collectable/valuable, meant I have taken them off and am using a set of aftermarket Stag grips on my 624.
Even if your 29 not a LHS, it's still a real nice revolver.

Good luck on your response from Lew Horton,

Bruce

Rmart30
July 27, 2008, 03:14 PM
Ive got a blued model 29 snub I bought new but mine came with a unfluted cylinder and pachmyers...

rbmcmjr
July 27, 2008, 07:03 PM
Ive got a blued model 29 snub I bought new but mine came with a unfluted cylinder and pachmyers...
That's a different model and not a Lew Horton version. They're still nice shooters.

This is a pair (one heavily modified) of the ones you have:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b240/rbmcmjr/44projectgenesis.jpg

71Commander
July 28, 2008, 07:51 AM
Mine is not.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/tucker13/629-a.jpg

DJJ
August 2, 2008, 09:29 AM
Woo Hoo! From Lew Horton via email:

"Dear Jeff,
The gun you have is indeed a Lew Horton's gun. It was made for us by Smith & Wesson's Customs Shop in December of 1985, and is one of approximately 1260 made between 1985 and 1986. Hope this helps you out!"

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