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Smith and Wesson Model 29-3 for...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by gfanikf, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. gfanikf

    gfanikf Well-Known Member

    I should go for this right away, right? Anything I should be aware of or cautious of? I mean I know it's not the exact model from Dirty Harry (no pined barrel)....but I don't think I'll be stumbling around a Model 29 of any variation for this price anytime soon.

    Sellers description
    Says there are only some light scratches on the barrel.
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Whats Dirty Harry got to do with it?

    If you want a Buntline Model 29?

    Buy it now.
    They ain't getting any cheaper in that condition.

    No wait!
    Whats Ned Buntline got to do with it either??

  3. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    That is about $100 less than I often see them priced at...fair priced, but not a steal, IMO.
  4. David E

    David E Well-Known Member

    For the record, Detective Callahan's .44 had a 6.5" barrel.

    There was/is a rumor they used the 8 3/8" barreled version when the bank robber was looking up from the sidewalk, but the rest of the time, it was a 6.5"
  5. gfanikf

    gfanikf Well-Known Member

    Part of my interest in certain guns is driven by cinema.

    Hey, If its in the movie for a few moments its good enough for me!

    For what it's worth IMFDB claims both were used.
  6. Black Butte

    Black Butte Well-Known Member

    James Bond uses the 8-3/8" S&W 29 in "Live and Let Die," which stars Roger Moore and Jane Seymour.
  7. Old Dog

    Old Dog Well-Known Member

    Fjestad currently values a 29-3 in 98% condition at $525 (with box). With scratches on the barrel, that'd take the condition rating down considerably, so I think 550 might be a little high in most places.

    In my region (PacNorWest), where we seem to lead the world in old S&W revolver collectors, however, I see 29s priced all over the map. With a touch of honest finish wear, 550 would be a good price here, but nicks and scratches might be a deal-breaker for me unless the lock-up and lack of other wear was awesome ...

    The Dirty Harry gun, of course, was a 29-2.

    But if you're in an area where you rarely see clean 29s up for sale, I'd go for it ... They're such neat guns.
  8. gfanikf

    gfanikf Well-Known Member

    I think I'll pass then, I swear you guys save my butt all the time. lol
  9. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    You won't see one for $550 around here. Nope. Not even a somewhat rough one.
  10. skt239

    skt239 Well-Known Member

    A little more barrel than I like but considering the price and the condition, I'd say go for it.
  11. Fishslayer

    Fishslayer Well-Known Member

    I don't think you'll be sorry. 29-2 are far from rare outside of California and I've even seen a few here, though for quite a bit more than $550.

    The presentation box would be worth some $$$ if in good shape though.

    Dedicate your search & I'm sure you'll find a proper 6.5" 29-2. Inspector Calahan would approve. ;)
  12. gfanikf

    gfanikf Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm far more happy with the Shield I just got for below MSRP.

    Thanks though, I will keep looking for a proper one and eventually I'll get one one that is Millius and Calahan. :)

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