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Is this mod. 29 a Lew Horton?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by DJJ, Jul 26, 2008.

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  1. DJJ

    DJJ Member

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    I've searched THR for a definitive way to identify one, and I still can't tell. It's a RB mod. 29 with a 3" barrel. The serial no. is ALB5427 (the ALB prefix sounds promising, if I'm reading right). The grip is a Hogue monogrip. I have no original papers or box. Thanks.

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  2. Logan5

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    Yes, it's a Lew Horton unless I'm terribly mistaken. Only a few hundred off from mine's SN... The Hogues didn't come with it, though I had mine set up the same way as yours for a while before I switched back to pretty and painful.
     
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    Probably

    DJJ

    I also had some questions as to whether my 624 3" no dash was a Lew Horton Special.
    I emailed Lew Horton & asked them - they got back to me within 24hrs.

    This was their response:

    Dear Bruce,
    The gun you are inquiring about is indeed a Lew Horton's Special. It was made for us by Smith & Wesson in July of 1985.


    Their email is - questions@lewhorton.com

    Bruce
     
  4. DJJ

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    Thanks. I sent off an inquiry.

    What kind of grips would it have had originally?
     
  5. Logan5

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    They'd be round butt, finger grooved goncalo alves with S&W medallions. Very pretty, but not so comfy if you're going nuts with the full house .44 mags... which really, is fun enough to do a little, but not really this model's mission statement, or at least that was my rationale for switching back.
     
  6. CH47gunner

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    Good luck

    Yep - Logan5 is correct.

    My 624 LHS has the N Frame round butt Combat Grips. The goncalo alves wood is spectacular and the fact that they're the 1st Generation Combat grips, and very collectable/valuable, meant I have taken them off and am using a set of aftermarket Stag grips on my 624.
    Even if your 29 not a LHS, it's still a real nice revolver.

    Good luck on your response from Lew Horton,

    Bruce
     
  7. Rmart30

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    Ive got a blued model 29 snub I bought new but mine came with a unfluted cylinder and pachmyers...
     
  8. rbmcmjr

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    That's a different model and not a Lew Horton version. They're still nice shooters.

    This is a pair (one heavily modified) of the ones you have:

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    Mine is not.

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  10. DJJ

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    Woo Hoo! From Lew Horton via email:

    "Dear Jeff,
    The gun you have is indeed a Lew Horton's gun. It was made for us by Smith & Wesson's Customs Shop in December of 1985, and is one of approximately 1260 made between 1985 and 1986. Hope this helps you out!"
     
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