New to me S&W MOD29-2


May 2, 2009, 04:34 PM
Well itís been(was) at the pawn shop for a while and it finally got me to by it :)

Itís a MOD 29-2 nickel 8 3/8 barrel. Itís in really great shape and I donít think itís been shot much. Price was $800 and I managed to negotiate down to $800 out the door so I saved the cost of taxes + background on the deal.

Probably wonít get to shoot it until tomorrow, rain last night and all the favorite places are mud holes :mad:

I also have the matching blued version so they can keep each other happy in the safe now.

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May 2, 2009, 04:53 PM
Very pretty indeed. Although no "endurance" package, I'll take the older ones any day!

May 2, 2009, 05:07 PM
I have a blue one with the same barrel length. Its likely the most shootably accurate revolver I have at least among centerfires. To prevent loosening it up, I keep my loads to 1000-1100 fps

May 2, 2009, 06:46 PM
I still have a Model 29 with a 61/2'' bbl. It's a blued model with a original lined mahoghany case with all it's accessories and instructions. I bought in new in 1965 for a grand sum of 150.00(price tag on bottom of wood case). It has been shoot a bit, but well taken care of and it's is still in 98% condition. I finally retired this ole girl when I bought a new 629. I wish you the best of luck with yours and hope you enjoy it as much as i did mine. :)

Squeaky Duck
May 2, 2009, 07:25 PM
4D5...that is a sweet looking revolver:D

May 2, 2009, 08:08 PM
very nice , thumbsup !

May 3, 2009, 12:02 AM
mec, those diamond grips on that 29 are now bringing half of what the gun will bring.

Two gorgeous 29's.:)

Jefferson Herb
May 3, 2009, 12:43 AM
I have a 29,1960 era 4 screw,6 1/2,tgt hammer,sights,trigger,checkerd target grips.I don't use it much,and only w/lead bullets,anyone know of it's value/collectible?

May 3, 2009, 05:41 AM
Value to a collector...

I wouldnt be surprised at a couple of thousand. I recently learned that in some places the 1978 vintage model 27 I just bought is going for 8-1200 dollars and what you describe is a great deal harder to find.

Actually the grips on the pictured 29 (blue) are Something Eagle put out and called heritage grips a few years ago.the rosewood they used was open grained and shorn of finish or stain. They fit the gun well but I had to finish them myself.

May 3, 2009, 07:54 AM
My 29-2

May 3, 2009, 09:42 AM
That is nice. Glad to see all those purty wood grips still in place.

tasco 74
May 3, 2009, 09:38 PM
very nice smith 4D5..... i really like blued smiths the best but that one is pretty........... not too bad a buy either..........


May 11, 2009, 12:36 AM
Finally got to take it out and shoot it. Shot real well. Will need a little work to keep the ejector rod tight.

After a few cyls I managed this group before I got too tired. Shot a little left but that was just me.

May 11, 2009, 08:38 AM
It looks like you are going to get along with that revolver just fine.

Cocked & Locked
May 11, 2009, 10:00 AM
my one and only 29-2 :scrutiny:

May 11, 2009, 11:36 AM
I only have one M29, a 6.5" example from around 1978. I bought it in 1986 to replace one stolen in a burglary and it was unfired when I got it. Has maybe digested 200 rounds at this point. I admit to being a real recoil weenie and I simply don't enjoy shooting the 44 Magnum as I find it physically painful. I only have it because it's one of those guns I feel like I should have. I know, that's kooky.

That long, shiny one sure is pretty, Nice wood, too. I am stunned at gun prices, though. Glad I have what I really need because I would want to pay today's prices. I bet my collection is worth 4-5x what I actually paid.

May 11, 2009, 03:03 PM
C&L, that chrome and blue looks pretty awesome together!

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