Model 29 8 3/8" classic hunter range trip

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  1. roval

    roval Member

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    i finally took out the model 29-4 for the first time after i replaced the rebound slide spring as well as the hammer spring with the left over springs from my wolff spring kit.

    good deal with the spring kit. one spring kit is good for 3 guns(586, 19-5 and this 29-4.)

    no issues with the reduced power hammer spring . CCI LPP all went boom and trigger pull was much better from the last time i shot this revolver. i shot 240 gr PC SWC from MBC at 0.432(i had them sized for the ruger srh but luckily they were good for this gun with throats of 0.431. ) with 800X. this had to be weighed individually on the chargemaster as anyone who has used 800x can surmise.

    even tried and did occassinally hit golf balls at 25 yrds after i noted the red center of the paper is smaller than a golf ball. the 2 paper targets are from 10 yrds and 25 yrds offhand double action. 12 rds per target but one was off paper at 25 yrds. the 10 yrds was the nicest one i have ever had with this gun, 8 shots are in the red or at least partially. 20211128_152335.jpg
     
  2. frogfurr

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    That's a lot of gun there!
     
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  3. sparkyv

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    Harry Callahan would be proud of you, roval.
     
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    First centerfire handgun I ever shot was a Classic Hunter .44, so I have a soft spot for them. Very nice!
     
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  5. cfullgraf

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    For the OP, looks good.

    I did not have much use for the 8-3/8" S&W revolvers until I bought and shot an 8-3/8" Model 25-5. It added to my 25-5 collection.

    Since then, I've added other 8-3/8" revolvers including a Model 29-3. Once you get used to the high barrel weight, they are tack drivers.

    Enjoy.
     
  6. roval

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    thnx, i really would half preferred a half lug 6' or a half lug 8 3/8 in terms of balance but it does look cool. most common thing people notice is the unfluted cylinder.
     
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