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S&W 629-3 new to me

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 4D5, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. 4D5

    4D5 Well-Known Member

    I've been looking for a model 29 4 inch for quite a while (still looking). Well I was at my local gun store last week and this 629 just came in the week before. I looked it over and it was in good shape but needed a good cleaning.

    Wandered around the gun store a while and decided it'd come home with me.

    Got it home and gave it a good cleaning. Trigger is a little gummy, feels like the oil turned to grunge. Removed the side plate, lots of dried oil/varnish. Gave it a good cleaning,smoothed up the double action and put in Wolff reduced power springs. Runs sweet now.

    Anyway, got it out today and ran a few round through it and it shot a little low. Got a spare shorter sight from one of my other interchangeable front sights and that got it right on target.

    No box or papers. I checked its DOB and it somewhere around early 90's.

    S&W model 629-3 5” bbl

    Here's a picture and the target from the first range trip.


  2. jgiehl

    jgiehl Well-Known Member

    I have the -5 so I'll say GOOD CHOICE.
    Everyone I have met that owns a 5 inch has the same result, accuracy.
    If you want you should try some 300 grain loads. It's actually a good recoil and pretty fun to shoot.
    Great gun, all you need now is an Alaska Guide's Choice Holster to put it in :)

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