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.44 Magnum Snub Nose??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by RonGoode, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. RonGoode

    RonGoode Well-Known Member

    Are there any 2 or 3 inch .44 magnums out there?
  2. Majic

    Majic Well-Known Member

    Smith's M29 and M629 have been made in 3 inchers.
  3. stans

    stans Well-Known Member

    I don't recall any manufacturer making a 2 inch 44 magnum, but S&W and Astra both made 4 inch 44's. I think S&W may have also made some special runs for distributors such as Lew Horton with 3 inch barrels.
  4. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    There are also a few 2 5/8" 629's out there.
  5. Sarge111

    Sarge111 member

    .44 Snubs

    I'm not a big Taurus fan, but about 96-97 they did make few 3" M44's with fixed sights, and I would dearly love to have one of these. Any tinkering/smithing necessary to get it runnung and regulated would be well worth the effort.
  6. tbeb

    tbeb Well-Known Member

    Astra made one. It had a 3" barrel. Model name was "Terminator". I never did see many at gun shows though.
  7. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    Obligatory Photo:

    3" 629-1

  8. RonGoode

    RonGoode Well-Known Member


    Any information on that beauty?
  9. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    It's just a 3" 629-1, RB, RR, WO, Magnaported, circa 1987.
  10. berto

    berto Well-Known Member


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  11. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

    S&W also made a fixed sight version of the 629 with a 3 " barrel as a run for Lew Horton. Sweet gun, saw one near me and would have been a great carry gun.
  12. BluesBear

    BluesBear member

    You mean like this?

    It is a product code 103839. 2½" 625-5 made in 2000.


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  13. Tamara

    Tamara Senior Member

    *pant, drool* :eek:
  14. krept

    krept Well-Known Member

    AWESOME pics

    Can someone please comment on how these feel to shoot actual magnum loads out of? I'm thinking one box in a shooting session, even with gloves, would be a bit much.

  15. BluesBear

    BluesBear member

    I had one of the original Lew Horton Model 29-3 3" blued revolvers.

    As I recall this was the first round butt N-frame. I loved it. It shot great.
    It was heavy enough to absorb the recoil but the barrel was short enough to minimize muzzle flip. But with heavy loads it was LOUD!:what:

    During a mental lapse I sold it and have regretted it every day since.
    For me it is truely the one that got away. :(

    From what I hear the full underlug ported 629s are even nicer to shoot.
  16. berto

    berto Well-Known Member

    I'm not very recoil sensitive,but the 3" 629 with full power 240gr loads has pretty harsh recoil with the factory wood grips and becomes much more painless with rubber grips.I typically get blood in the web of my hand after two cylinderfulls with the wood grips right at the corner at top of the backstrap.With 180gr loads,big blast and flash,but not as bad recoil.
    In short,"very snappy.":D
  17. ElToro

    ElToro Well-Known Member

    i had a 629 3 incher and sold it in a fit of stupidity as well... now the guy wont sell back (at a higher price!) i have a 3 inch 24 but its not the same. it was a real boomer with full power stuff but a puffcake with lower power stuff and .44 spc ammo

    i'd really like a 3 inch 25 or 625 in .45 colt. with fixed sights.

    theres a guy on the S&W forum under the handle " Doc44 " that has some awesome pieces including a 3 inch .44 mag that was special ordered from the factory in the 70's on a model 58 frame (combat sights) but has a 3 inch semi lugged barrel with low ramp sight. box label says 58/29 special order... very cool.. maybe somebody could go to that sight and swipe the photo and post it here... i dont have the ability with this puter
  18. Sean Smith

    Sean Smith Well-Known Member

    Sick. Evil. I like it.

    Now all we need is a Model 329 scandium snubbie in .44 Magnum. :evil:
  19. W Turner

    W Turner Well-Known Member

    Hey Sean.....check out Gunbroker, I swear I have seen some chopped down 329's that are Performance Center items.

  20. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam


    That's just mighty pretty!

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