Smith & Wesson S&W 629-6 Stealth Hunter Performance Center .44 Mag Revolver

SOLD FOR: $2,190

WOA#:  WY240210DM003

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model:  629-6 Performance Center, Stealth Hunter.

Serial Number: FXP0165

Year of Manufacture: March, 2003

Caliber: .44 Magnum

Action Type:  DA/SA, 6 Shot, swing out, non-fluted Cylinder, with ejector.

Markings:The left side of the barrel is marked, “PERFORMANCE CENTER”.  The right side of the barrel is marked, “44 MAGNUM”.  The right side of the frame is marked, “MADE IN USA MARCAS REGISTRADAS SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD, MASS.”.  The left side of the frame has the Smith & Wesson Performance Center logo.  The grips are molded the Smith & Wesson Logo.  The crane cut is marked “FXP0165 / 629-6”.  The crane is marked “726”.

Barrel Length: 7.5” Magna-ported Barrel with full length underlug.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bright orange ramped front sight dovetailed to the barrel. The rear sight is a fully adjustable square notch sight with a white outline around the notch. The top of the barrel is cut with a 5” rail for mounting optics.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a hogue monogrip, rubber, overmolded with cobblestone texture, molded S&W logos and finger grooves. There are no rips or tears in the rubber. The grip is in Very Good condition with some light handling marks on the smooth rubber parts on the grip. This revolver has a frame lock.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: 6 round non-fluted cylinder.

Type of Finish: Factory Birdsong Green Finish.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9.5/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its finish. There are some very light marks and several small lines in the finish. The drag line is thin and crisp on the cylinder. There are some very light scratches on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions as intended. The timing is Excellent.  The cylinder has strong lock up on all 6 chambers with little to no play. The double action trigger is smooth. The single action trigger is exceptional with no overtravel. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver includes the frame lock keys, cable lock, owner’s manual, all the original pamphlets, spent shell casing and data card, and Performance Center lockable metal case(Please see photos).

Our Assessment: This early model Smith & Wesson 629 Performance Center Stealth Hunter with the factory green finish and non fluted cylinder represents a remarkable variant of this renowned revolver, blending distinctive aesthetics with exceptional performance capabilities. The standout feature of this model is its factory green finish, a departure from the traditional matte black seen on many Stealth Hunter versions. This unique color adds a striking visual appeal. As part of the Performance Center lineup, this Stealth Hunter variant undergoes specialized enhancements and customizations aimed at optimizing its performance and accuracy. These enhancements include Magna Porting, precision barrel crowning, action and trigger tuning, and ergonomic grip modifications, ensuring superior handling and shot placement. Based on the Smith & Wesson Model 629, a large-frame revolver chambered in .44 Magnum, this variant retains the reliability, power, and versatility that have made the Model 629 a favorite among hunters and handgun enthusiasts. Like other Stealth Hunter models, this variant features a longer barrel configuration at 7.5 inches. The longer barrel length enhances accuracy by increasing the sight radius and bullet velocity, making it well-suited for hunting and precision shooting applications. Furthermore, the inclusion of an integrated Picatinny rail on top of the barrel allows for easy mounting of optics such as red dot sights or scopes. This enhances the revolver’s versatility and aids in target acquisition, particularly in low-light conditions or when hunting moving game. Due to its unique features, limited production, and distinctive appearance, the Early model Smith & Wesson 629 Performance Center Stealth Hunter with the factory green finish holds considerable appeal among firearms enthusiasts and collectors. It stands as a testament to Smith & Wesson’s commitment to innovation and quality in firearms design, offering both practical functionality and aesthetic elegance in a single package. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Smith & Wesson S&W 629-6 Stealth Hunter Performance Center .44 Mag Revolver
Smith & Wesson S&W 629-6 Stealth Hunter Performance Center .44 Mag Revolver