Starting with pictures of mine. I shoot them all, and enjoy them immensely.
5" 610, BFA62xx, mfd. about 3-1990 purchased last month, locally for under $700.
6.5" model 624 ,Ser. AHB48xx ,made Feb.1985 in the first production run.
I traded a nice model 19 to a guy for this who, had shot it, and didn't like it ,
Next is a prized 625-7. I just won on a gun broker auction from a guy in Wisconsin who lives like, 3 miles from the border. He bought it new 5 or so years ago and never fired it.
He said "It was just too pretty, I couldn't bring myself to shoot it."
That will be remedied quite soon, A gun like this is made to be shot.
6.5" 625-7 Ser CDF83xx 45 Colt Ctg. power port. mfd. March of 1999 ,m.i.m. parts but no lock.
Next up is a 627-0. The only stainless gun ever produced by Smith to have a checkered top strap.
A gun broker auction 2 years ago, the auction pictures were terrible. I did however see this:
It was wearing Hogue rubbers and looked dingy.
After I won the auction without an opposing bid, the seller sent it in the original box with the original grips.
A 629-4 in bead blast matte. 4" Ser. BRP65xx made in 1995 just prior to the change to the round butt frame only.
All the -4s and later versions are drilled and tapped under the rear sight leaf for a scope mount.
Found this at the local show. The dealer had just taken it in on trade and wasn't even going to put it on the table. Got very lucky at $450.
Another 629-4 ,this one a bit later after the change to the round butt frame only.
It did come in a clamshell box ,not the blue plastic.
A 6 1/2in. Classic with the interchangeable front sight.
Ser. BRS06xx made late 1995.
I wont tell you what I paid ,you'd cry.
Last on my list, but the first Stainless N frame I ever bought. Completely responsible for firing my N frame obsession.
629-5 P.C. Magnum Hunter. Ser. MHR00xx one of 250 made.
Firing this is like no other. Accurate ,,smooth, and Heavy.
Regards ,,,Allen F.