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S&W Model 29-8 Mountain Gun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by coltjeeper, Jun 7, 2003.

  1. coltjeeper

    coltjeeper Well-Known Member

    Our local gunshop just got one of these in yesterday. Its a Model 29-8 Mountain Gun. Thats right....29, not 629. 4" tapered barrel without the full underlug, carbon steel, fully adjustable sights, with somekind of wooden finger grooved grips (probably Hogue?). And its current production too since its got the new internal lock.

    Anyone hear of these yet?
  2. Wildalaska

    Wildalaska member

    Ive had a bunch, but they sell fast and are a limited run as I understand. Nice guns.

  3. bpisler

    bpisler Well-Known Member

    I've seen them here in phoenix going for $599.99,the grips should be made by ahrends.I think they're nice guns and like the fact they're blued.
  4. Majic

    Majic Well-Known Member

    I bought one back in March. It sold for $550 here in Va. The grips are made by Ahrends and you also get a pair of rubber grips.
    People have been complaining that Smith don't make many blue steel guns these days and this was the result of Smith listening to it's customers.
  5. Phil in Seattle

    Phil in Seattle Well-Known Member

    That and having a need to do something to sell all of the unsold 4 screw frames leftover from the heritage series guns.

    In addition to the mountain gun check out the 6 1/2" Dirty Harry M29.

    I'm having to seriously restrain myself from melting the visa card down by buying both at once.
  6. VictorLouis

    VictorLouis Guest

    Atributable to that, more than any other reason.:p
  7. Pappy John

    Pappy John Well-Known Member

    Whatever the reason, I'm glad they made 'em.:D

  8. jato

    jato Well-Known Member

    They are also PRK approved!!!

    I put money on a new one. Turners Outdoorsman has them in stock. Selling fast!
  9. Pappy John

    Pappy John Well-Known Member

    1600+ rounds since that other pic was taken. Time for a little better one.

  10. mpthole

    mpthole Well-Known Member

    I've been curious... why do the call the 4" barrel version of this a "Mountain Gun"? I'm guessing that its because its supposed to be easier to carry than a 5", 6.5" or 8"+ version.
  11. Pappy John

    Pappy John Well-Known Member

    Yes.... easier to carry with the shorter barrel...plus its tapered, lessening the weight more, plus the half lug rather than the full lug below the barrel making it lighter still. Not a WHOLE lot of fun with full power magnum loads though...in fact I have yet to use this sweetheart for anything over 1000 fps, and don't really plan to. I've got other toys for that. She's scary accurate with 250 gr. Keith bullets humming along at 850 fps though. I'm on my fourth box since March. I gotta keep feedin' that monkey...
  12. Phil in Seattle

    Phil in Seattle Well-Known Member

    Stop stop stop!!!

    You have no idea how sorely tempted I am to head down to the shop and put one of these on layaway along with a 6 1/2" M29.

    Stop it!!!!!!

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