S&W Model 629-1 44 Magnum, Leupold M8-2X Scope Exc

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Item 823841921
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In this auction you are looking at a Smith & Wesson (S&W) Model 629-1 in excellent condition. Comes equipped with a Leupold M8-2X extended eye relief scope. Clear optics, excellent bore, nice crisp action. Good solid hunting set up in the ever famous .44 Magnum.

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Some general information about the S&W Model 629 and variation 629-1 follows. First, the Model 629 is the stainless-steel version of the Model 29. Below the 29 is discussed first, followed by the 629, then the 629-1.

The Smith & Wesson Model 29 is a six-shot, double-action revolver chambered for the .44 Magnum cartridge and manufactured by the U.S. company Smith & Wesson. The Model 29 was offered with 3", 4", 5", 6", 6½", 8" and, later, 10" barrel lengths as standard models. Other barrel lengths were available either by special order from Smith & Wesson's Custom Shop or custom built by gunsmiths. The 5" barreled variant had a full length underlug. Finish options available included a highly polished blued or nickel-plated surface. At the time of its introduction, the Model 29 was the most powerful production handgun. It was made famous by association with the fictional character "Dirty Harry" Callahan in the early 1970s movie “Dirty Harry.” (You youngsters MUST see this movie!) The Model 29 will chamber and fire .44 Special cartridges, as the .44 Magnum was developed from the .44 Special. The Magnum case is slightly longer to prevent magnum rounds from being chambered and fired in handguns chambered for the .44 Special.

Elmer Keith's achievements in maximizing the power and performance of the .44 Special was the inspiration and driving force behind the introduction of the .44 Magnum by Smith & Wesson. His intention for the new round was for it to be used in sidearms for hunters of large, dangerous game, rather than for self-defense, though with today's specialty cartridges, it can be a good defensive round. S&W's production of a large N-frame revolver in .44 Magnum began in 1955; the Model 29 designation was applied in 1957. At the time of its introduction, the Model 29 was the most powerful production handgun. It remained primarily the province of handgun enthusiasts, some law enforcement personnel and hunters until 1971, when Clint Eastwood made it famous as "the most powerful handgun in the world" in the movie Dirty Harry. After the movie's release, retailers had trouble keeping the Model 29 in stock. In the late 1990s, Smith & Wesson discontinued production of many models of revolvers, including the 'basic' Model 29. Since then, at various times, the model, in limited or “custom” configurations, has been manufactured in as many as 10 evolutions.

The original Model 29 was superseded by the Model 29-1 in 1960, with modifications made to the ejector-rod screw. The Model 29-2 replaced it the following year, with one screw that had secured the cylinder-stop spring being deleted. The barrel length was shortened from 6 1/2" to 6" in 1979. These two versions are known as "pinned and recessed." "Pinned" means that the barrels are screwed in, and secured by a pin driven through the frame and a notch in the barrel. "Recessed" denotes the rear of the bored cylinder holes being countersunk, so that, when loaded, the cartridge rims are fully enclosed by the cylinder. In 1982, the cost-cutting Model 29-3 dropped recessed cylinders and pinned barrels for crush-fit barrels. The -4 and -5, produced from 1988 and 1990 respectively had changes to improve durability for heavy use. In 1994 the 29-6 began production, now fitted as standard with rubber Monogrips from Hogue to replace the previous wooden items, standard tapped holes also being provided for attaching scope mounts. The 29-7 started production in 1998 with changes to the locking mechanism, the firing pin's attachment, and a hammer and trigger produced with a metal injection molding process.

Introduced in 1978, the Smith & Wesson Model 629 is a stainless steel version of the Model 29. The 629 model designation derives from Smith & Wesson's practice of denoting a stainless steel version of one of their already existing designs by placing a 6 in front of the model number of the original weapon. The 629-1 dropped recessed cylinders and pinned barrels. The number one variation on the Model 29 theme is the Model 629, a stainless steel .44 Magnum introduced in 1978 with serial numbers N629062 to N629200 for a special run of "pre-production" guns followed by the first production gun, serial number N748564 all with 6” barrels. In 1980 both 4” and 8 3/8” barrels were added to the catalog. A very few 5” barrels have been offered. In 1982, the 629-1 joined the 29-3 in dropping the pinned barrel and counter bored cylinder features. The 629-1 lasted until 1988 with 8,000 also offered with three-inch barrels and round butts. In 1988, the Model 629-2 arrived with the same internal changes as the Model 29-4. Transitional changes were made in 1989 along with the cylinder crane being hardened and these 629s were stamped 629-2E. In 1990, the 629-3 ushered in the same changes as found on the blued 29-5. Four years later, the addition of Hogue Monogrips, frame drilled and tapped for scope mounting, and a change in the extractor brought forth the Model 629-4. This model was produced with barrel lengths of 4”, 6”, and 8 3/8” Hogue grips, target hammer and trigger, and red ramp front and white outline rear sight.

The .44 Remington Magnum, or simply .44 Magnum (10.9×33mmR), and frequently .44 Mag, is a large-bore cartridge originally designed for revolvers. After its introduction, it was quickly adopted for carbines and rifles. Despite the ".44" designation, guns chambered for the .44 Magnum round, and its parent, the .44 Special, use 0.429 in (10.9 mm) diameter bullets. The .44 Magnum is based on a lengthened .44 Special case, loaded to higher pressures for greater velocity (and thus, energy). The .44 Magnum has since been eclipsed in power by the .454 Casull, and most recently by the .460 S&W Magnum and .500 S&W Magnum, among others; nevertheless, it has remained one of the most popular commercial large-bore magnum cartridges. When loaded to its maximum and with heavy, deeply penetrating bullets, the .44 Magnum cartridge is suitable for short-range hunting of all North American game—though at the cost of heavy recoil and muzzle flash when fired in handguns, less so in carbines and rifles.

The .44 Magnum cartridge was the end result of years of tuned handloading of the .44 Special. The .44 Special, and other large-bore handgun cartridges, were being loaded with heavy bullets, pushed at higher than normal velocities for better hunting performance. One of these handloaders was Elmer Keith, a writer and outdoorsman of the 20th century. Elmer Keith settled on the .44 Special cartridge as the basis for his experimentation, rather than the larger .45 Colt. At the time, the selection of .44 caliber projectiles for handloaders was more varied, and .44 special brass was thicker and stronger than the dated .45 Colt case. Also, the .44 Special case was smaller in diameter than the .45 Colt case. In revolvers of the same cylinder size, this meant the .44 caliber revolvers had thicker, and thus stronger, cylinder walls than the .45. This allowed higher pressures to be used with less risk of a burst cylinder.

Keith encouraged Smith & Wesson and Remington to produce a commercial version of this new high-pressure loading, and revolvers chambered for it. Smith & Wesson's first .44 Magnum revolver, the Model 29, was built on December 15, 1955, and the gun was announced to the public on January 19, 1956. Julian Hatcher (technical editor of American Rifleman) and Elmer Keith received two of the first production models. Hatcher's review of the new Smith & Wesson revolver and the .44 Magnum cartridge appeared in the March, 1956 issue of the magazine. Smith & Wesson produced 3,100 of these revolvers in 1956. The .44 Magnum case is slightly longer than the .44 Special case, not because of the need for more room for propellant, but to prevent the far higher-pressure cartridge from being chambered in older, weaker .44 Special firearms, thus preventing injuries and possible deaths.

The .44 Magnum was an immediate success, and the direct descendants of the S&W Model 29 and the .44 Magnum Ruger Blackhawks and Super Blackhawks are still in production, and have been joined by numerous other makes and models of .44 Magnum revolvers and even a handful of semi-automatic models, the first being produced in the 1960s. The film "Dirty Harry" prominently featuring the S&W M29, contributed to that model's popularity (as well as the cartridge itself).

Leupold M8 Extended Eye Relief scopes offer generous eye relief for fast target acquisition, as well as an exceptionally bright, crisp sight picture. All models feature Multicoat 4 anti-reflective lens coating and are made in America.

Additional $40.00 Shipping is to pay for fully insured (insurance is a big part of the cost) FedEx Ground shipping to all states except California, Alaska, Maryland, New Jersey, and Hawaii. In Alaska and Hawaii add $20. In the other states add $15. Shipping will be fully insured, and packaged securely to protect your investment. Please call me, Mike Jackson, phone 346-666-4372 cell if you have any questions.

This is a classic S&W Model 629-1 revolver, highly prized by S&W revolver enthusiasts. It sports perhaps the most famous big bore revolver ever: the .44 Remington Magnum (Dirty Harry’s round of choice!). The .44 Rem Mag remains the most famous of all large-bore revolver calibers. It remains, after many years in the saddle, the state of the art in power handgun cartridges having manageable recoil for the average user. The stainless-steel finish is simply gorgeous, and has very few handling marks. The soft rubber grips make the gun feel really good in the hand. The hi-quality Leupold scope in excellent condition completes this fine revolver hunting package. This handgun will catch a lot of attention at the range or in the field!! You can use the Layaway Option and pay for this beautiful revolver with fine Leupold scope as your monthly budget allows. Good luck bidding!!

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Manufacturer
Smith & Wesson
Model
Other Smith & Wesson
Barrel Length
6 inch
Caliber
.44 Mag.
Capacity
6
Frame Finish
Stainless
Grips
Rubber
UPC
 
GTIN
 
SKU
2013.001
Mfg Part Number
 
Weight
5.00 Pounds