Anyone heard of S&W 629 in .22LR?


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kdave21
September 13, 2011, 12:05 PM
Someone is advertising a matching pair of 629s in SS, one in 44 mag and on in 22LR. They want 1300 OBO for pair. Ive cant find mention of this being sold in 22 anywhere...

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rcmodel
September 13, 2011, 12:10 PM
No, not unless somebody converted a 629 to .22RF, which seems very unlikely.

I don't believe S&W has ever made an N-Frame .22 RF.

And if they did, it would not have the 629 Model number.
All 29's & 629's are .44 Magnum.
A .22RF N-Frame would be something else.

rc

Quoheleth
September 13, 2011, 12:15 PM
It would also be the first .22 that would require the shooter to use a truss to carry. A 4 pound .22....yowza...

Q

CraigC
September 13, 2011, 12:22 PM
No, not unless somebody converted a 629 to .22RF, which seems very unlikely.

I don't believe S&W has ever made an N-Frame .22 RF.

And if they did, it would not have the 629 Model number.
It would be something else.
What he said. It would have to be something else. I know of a `smith who converts K-frames utilizing factory .22LR cylinders and relined 66 barrels but never heard of anything done on the N-frame. Don't see the point. Probably some confusion on the other end.

kdave21
September 13, 2011, 01:56 PM
Probably some confusion on the other end.

Sure sounds like it! Thanks for the info guys, that one had me scratching my head...

Fishslayer
September 13, 2011, 04:00 PM
It would also be the first .22 that would require the shooter to use a truss to carry. A 4 pound .22....yowza...


It would be significantly heavier than the .44. 6 itty bitty holes in the cylinder vice 6 big ones. That'd be a lot of steel left behind. ;)

CraigC
September 13, 2011, 04:08 PM
My .22LR USFA weighs 8oz more than the same gun in .45Colt and only 2oz more than the same gun in .38Spl. Difference between .22LR and .38 K-frames is 6oz. So my wild guess is that a rimfire N-frame would probably weigh around 7-8oz more than its .44 counterpart. A significant difference but not unmanageable.

wanderinwalker
September 13, 2011, 05:11 PM
Most likely scenario, it's a 617 matched to the barrel length of the 629. This gets people regularly, IMO. The .22LRs are normally on K and J-frames, but many people confuse the K-fame .22s for being bigger guns.

As far as price, $1300 sounds way high for a pair of used S&Ws, especially if they're new enough to be stainless but old enough to be lock-free. I'd SWAG them at $550 each, maybe $600 for the rimfire. Unless there is some hardware or accessories included.

Fishslayer
September 13, 2011, 10:47 PM
As far as price, $1300 sounds way high for a pair of used S&Ws, especially if they're new enough to be stainless but old enough to be lock-free. I'd SWAG them at $550 each, maybe $600 for the rimfire. Unless there is some hardware or accessories included.


That wouldn't be outrageous here in the PRK. We pay a good deal more for our older S&Ws. :(

.22 rimfire revolvers are red hot sellers right now, too.

More than I'd probly pay, tho.

kdave21
September 19, 2011, 05:40 AM
The guy finally called me back, he apologized and said he made a mistake, the 22 was not a 629, it was a 617 or something, dont remember now. He said the LGS told him the pair was worth 1100 (you were right on the money fishslayer). He said the reason he is asking 1400 is because one of them has an aimpoint sight on it (I assume the 44). Anwho, told him I would pass but thanked him for getting back to me. Thanks for the info guys.

John Ross
September 19, 2011, 05:23 PM
FWIW S&W made ONE N-frame in .22LR, during the period 1935-1938 when all .357s produced were Registered Magnums.

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