Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Snake Plisskin, Nov 1, 2013.
That's a nice hand cannon,,,
I always smile when I see a nice 629,,,
Mine was a gift or I would never have gotten one.
When the father of my best friend passed away,,,
He had a personal collection of over 90 rifles and pistols.
I helped her identify, evaluate, and clean them all in one weekend,,,
She said the 629 was her father's favorite gun,,,
She hated shooting it so she gave it to me.
I have no practical need for a gun like it,,,
But man is it fun to touch off a cylinder or two at the range.
It was invaluable when I was trying to decide which Wonder-9 to buy,,,
Whenever I saw someone with a 9mm I hadn't tried,,,
I offered to let them shoot "Jezebel" in trade,,,
Very few people ever turned me down,,,
I got to try many 9-mils that way.
Congrats on a nice find my friend,,,
You're gonna have lots of fun.
$700 ... I must confess that that surprised me a bit.
I have a round butt 3" 629-1 that I bought, new, in the late '80s for $399, IIRC. I guess that I have not recently thought about what such firearms in my collection are currently worth. Good to have some idea, though.
All you need now is to give it some personality and a good holster.
I added the Tyler-T grips now a month ago. And tomorrow it goes to the woods with me to hunt DEER!
Yep, that six shooter with DPX 225 gr ammo is my deer gun this year.
My Winchester 70 270 WSM and Ruger 77 Compact .308 will just have to sit it out.
Hello Deaf Smith,,,
Where did you get that holster?
It looks like one from Pacific Canvas and Leather,,,
But yours looks to be lined with pigskin.
It's an El Paso 1942 holster. I was at a gun show and this guy had one for sale. It's lined. He wanted $90 and I notice it said 'N4' on the back. That is N frame 4 inch.
So 90 dollars flat and I got it.
The grips I have no idea who made but they wanted $250. Over the years I went back and they still had them at the shop. I offered $125. Got them. And of course the Tyler T (they are back in production in Oklahoma.)
I have a couple of other N frame .44s (mountain guns) but I prefer the heavier barrel and more sturdy front sight of the original 629.
Light enough for me to pack and still be powerful enough for just about any critter I could face here in Texas (except maybe an escaped elephant from the zoo.)
And Snake, let us know how it shoots!!!! You can never have to many N frame revolvers, especially classics.
BTW, Smith and Wessons are garbage.
Sell it to me, and I'll dispose of it properly-240 grains at a time.
Yeah, I'm yanking yer chain.
Nice score. Very nice.
I must have an N frame, for nor other reason than the fact that I don't have one.
I sure would love to have a 27 or 28, though a 38/44 Outdoorsman, a 24, and a 25 really speak to me.
If the grips on mine looked that good, even the right panel; they'd have a layer or two of varnish sanded off and still be living on the frame; not in a box on a shelf in a very dark closet. Ah, well, the Goncalo Alves Monogrip gives my long, skinny fingers a better grip on the old girl.
You are wrong. A 29-1 is P&R'd.
Your gun doesn't have the endurance package of the later model 29s and 629s. Yours can can unlock with full power loads.
I will keep it in mind whenever I take my 629-1 out for some exercise.
So far I have probably run close to 1000 rounds of full power loads thru it.
I have experienced no issues (except, early-on having to loctite a screw that kept shooting loose & the OEM wooden grips kept bloodying my thumb knuckle) but that does not mean that nothing will happen in future.
Wow, what a buzzkill. It's poor form to talk crap in a NGD thread. Sometimes "opinions" are best left to oneself
Next time show your gun and be quiet about the rest.
On a constructive note, I like Deaf Smith's choice in leather (and his former county sherrif ). Highly recommend a El Paso Tanker; I have one for a 1911 and this one for my 629 and 27. Need one for a 4 and 5" N frame, too. They aren't cheap, but the ARE worth the money.
Good Grief! <shaking my head>
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