Dirty Harry Vintage Smith & Wesson S&W Model 29-2 The .44 Magnum 8 3/8″

SOLD FOR: $1,226

WOA#: WY240311WOA004

Make:  Smith & Wesson

Model: 29-2, The .44 Magnum

Serial Number: N766934

Year of Manufacture: 1980

Caliber: .44 Magnum

Action Type: 6-Shot, Double Action / Single Action, Swing-Out, Fluted Cylinder Revolver

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”, the right is marked “44 MAGNUM”. The side plate has S&W’s monogram logo and the right side of the frame has the four-line Marcas Registradas address. The yoke cut is marked with the serial and model numbers. The butt is marked with the serial number. The yoke and the sides of the grip frame have inspector marks.

Barrel Length: 8 3/8″, Pinned

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramp blade with a red insert pinned to a ramped base integral to the barrel rib. The rear sight is a flat top, square notched and white outlined leaf in a base that is micrometer click adjustable for windage and elevation.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered Goncal Alves target stocks with a football cut and S&W medallions.  There are some scattered light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is an imperceivable dragline on the cylinder showing light use and meticulous  storage. There are no major defects. The screw heads are sharp with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with very light side-to-side play on each chamber when the trigger is depressed. The double-action trigger is smooth and the single action is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is an Unlabeled, Era-correct blue Smith and Wesson box with proper metal reinforced corners (the Blue cardboard box rates in Very Good condition) wood presentation case, cleaning rod, mop, screwdriver, and manual. Also comes with Rangefield Smith & Wesson “N” Frame Model RFSE Black Rubber Grips.The wood presentation case has been stripped of the blue flocking.

Our Assessment: “Go ahead, make my day”. Developed in a collaboration between Smith & Wesson and Remington with the input of big-bore handgun shooters including Elmer Keith, The .44 Magnum revolver and cartridge took the revolver world by storm in the 1950s, later to be known worldwide, even outside the firearms community, as “the most powerful handgun in the world” due to its portrayal in the Dirty Harry movies. This is Smith & Wesson’s famous Model 29-2 built on the N-Frame with a square butt. This revolver has a lustrous Blue finish, with a wide serrated case-colored trigger and wide checkered hammer. It has over 10″ of sight radius so if you’re in the market to collect or for a hunting, or just informal target shooting revolver this is it. That being said, it has hardly any wear and comes with all the appeal and luster of a collectors prize. A classic addition to any collection. But you’ve got to ask yourself one question.Do you feel lucky?  Please see our pictures and take this thing home.-K.F.

Dirty Harry Vintage Smith & Wesson S&W Model 29-2 The .44 Magnum 8 3/8"
Dirty Harry Vintage Smith & Wesson S&W Model 29-2 The .44 Magnum 8 3/8″