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New to me S&W MOD29-2

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by 4D5, May 2, 2009.

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  1. 4D5

    4D5 Member

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    Well it’s been(was) at the pawn shop for a while and it finally got me to by it :)

    It’s a MOD 29-2 nickel 8 3/8 barrel. It’s in really great shape and I don’t think it’s been shot much. Price was $800 and I managed to negotiate down to $800 out the door so I saved the cost of taxes + background on the deal.

    Probably won’t get to shoot it until tomorrow, rain last night and all the favorite places are mud holes :mad:

    I also have the matching blued version so they can keep each other happy in the safe now.

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  2. Gordon

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    Very pretty indeed. Although no "endurance" package, I'll take the older ones any day!
     
  3. mec

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    I have a blue one with the same barrel length. Its likely the most shootably accurate revolver I have at least among centerfires. To prevent loosening it up, I keep my loads to 1000-1100 fps
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  4. loadedround

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    I still have a Model 29 with a 61/2'' bbl. It's a blued model with a original lined mahoghany case with all it's accessories and instructions. I bought in new in 1965 for a grand sum of 150.00(price tag on bottom of wood case). It has been shoot a bit, but well taken care of and it's is still in 98% condition. I finally retired this ole girl when I bought a new 629. I wish you the best of luck with yours and hope you enjoy it as much as i did mine. :)
     
  5. Squeaky Duck

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    4D5...that is a sweet looking revolver:D
     
  6. AlPackin

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    very nice , thumbsup !
     
  7. bluetopper

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    mec, those diamond grips on that 29 are now bringing half of what the gun will bring.

    Two gorgeous 29's.:)
     
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  8. Jefferson Herb

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    I have a 29,1960 era 4 screw,6 1/2,tgt hammer,sights,trigger,checkerd target grips.I don't use it much,and only w/lead bullets,anyone know of it's value/collectible?
     
  9. mec

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    Value to a collector...

    I wouldnt be surprised at a couple of thousand. I recently learned that in some places the 1978 vintage model 27 I just bought is going for 8-1200 dollars and what you describe is a great deal harder to find.

    Actually the grips on the pictured 29 (blue) are Something Eagle put out and called heritage grips a few years ago.the rosewood they used was open grained and shorn of finish or stain. They fit the gun well but I had to finish them myself.
     
  10. DoubleAction

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    My 29-2

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  11. devildog66

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    That is nice. Glad to see all those purty wood grips still in place.
     
  12. tasco 74

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    very nice smith 4D5..... i really like blued smiths the best but that one is pretty........... not too bad a buy either..........

    LIFE IS SHORT.....
     
  13. 4D5

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    Target Pic

    Finally got to take it out and shoot it. Shot real well. Will need a little work to keep the ejector rod tight.

    After a few cyls I managed this group before I got too tired. Shot a little left but that was just me.

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  14. mec

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    It looks like you are going to get along with that revolver just fine.
     
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    my one and only 29-2 :scrutiny:

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  16. SaxonPig

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    I only have one M29, a 6.5" example from around 1978. I bought it in 1986 to replace one stolen in a burglary and it was unfired when I got it. Has maybe digested 200 rounds at this point. I admit to being a real recoil weenie and I simply don't enjoy shooting the 44 Magnum as I find it physically painful. I only have it because it's one of those guns I feel like I should have. I know, that's kooky.

    That long, shiny one sure is pretty, Nice wood, too. I am stunned at gun prices, though. Glad I have what I really need because I would want to pay today's prices. I bet my collection is worth 4-5x what I actually paid.
     
  17. jmtgsx

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    C&L, that chrome and blue looks pretty awesome together!
     
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