44 mag, Fixed Sights. Is this Unusual?
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Thread: 44 mag, Fixed Sights. Is this Unusual?

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    44 mag, Fixed Sights. Is this Unusual?

    I ran across and ad for a 3 inch 629-6. I am not in the market to buy, but hoping to learn something. What caught my eye was that the gun has fixed sights. Is this an uncommon configuration? Maybe a distributor exclusive, or was it a standard cataloged model? I didnt think many N frames were made with fixed sights
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    I looked through the Standard Catalog, but didn't see any fixed sight 629 except a Lew Horton that was ported, with unfluted cylinder

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    Hmmm , oddball for sure.
    I do not see the power port in front of the sight but the perf. center did put out a 629-6 Carry Comp III with fixed sights . page 455
    So tis possible,
    Don't see a performance center shield on the picture you showed either.
    I'm guessing a pretty obscure /cool belly gun.
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    This is a Camfour Distributors special run. It is a 2.5 inch, full underlug, fixed sight .44 magnum. Camfour commissioned two runs of this model. The first was a 629-5, similar to the above posted photos, but without the interlock. The 629-6 frame is rounded at the top at the hammer. The dash 5 is different, more like a Model 36. Both runs were limited and not often seen.

    This is the dash 6 with Altamont magna grips and a BK grip adapter.





    The Lew Horton Carry Comp (also called Mag Comp) differs in that it has a three inch, ported or compensated barrel. This one has Hogue "banana" grips.







    These photos shows the difference between the two.






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    Quote Originally Posted by WCCPHD View Post
    This is a Camfour Distributors special run. It is a 2.5 inch, full underlug, fixed sight .44 magnum. Camfour commissioned two runs of this model. The first was a 629-5, similar to the above posted photos, but without the interlock. The 629-6 frame is rounded at the top at the hammer. The dash 5 is different, more like a Model 36. Both runs were limited and not often seen.

    This is the dash 6 with Altamont magna grips and a BK grip adapter.





    The Lew Horton Carry Comp (also called Mag Comp) differs in that it has a three inch, ported or compensated barrel. This one has Hogue "banana" grips.







    These photos shows the difference between the two.





    Must be quite the handful with 180gr bullets....

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    I like, I like. Fixed sight N frames are cool.Name:  DSCN0781.JPG
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Size:  175.5 KB Here's a 38spl Heavy Duty and a model 520 in 357mag. That 629-6 would interest me but I'm not buying now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ussmanlovede36 View Post
    I like, I like. Fixed sight N frames are cool.Name:  DSCN0781.JPG
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Size:  175.5 KB Here's a 38spl Heavy Duty and a model 520 in 357mag. That 629-6 would interest me but I'm not buying now.
    Its only $800...check under couch cushions!
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    Thanks for the info WCCPHD

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCCPHD View Post
    This is a Camfour Distributors special run. It is a 2.5 inch, full underlug, fixed sight .44 magnum. Camfour commissioned two runs of this model. The first was a 629-5, similar to the above posted photos, but without the interlock. The 629-6 frame is rounded at the top at the hammer. The dash 5 is different, more like a Model 36. Both runs were limited and not often seen.

    This is the dash 6 with Altamont magna grips and a BK grip adapter.





    The Lew Horton Carry Comp (also called Mag Comp) differs in that it has a three inch, ported or compensated barrel. This one has Hogue "banana" grips.







    These photos shows the difference between the two.





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    Cool info on some fine revolvers. Always learning something new. Great post OP.
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