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today I pickd up a fairly nice little 4" 29-3 (SN ALBXXXX - smack in the middle of 1985) wearing a set of Hoague Mono-grips. Get it home adn ready to put some targets I have laying around on it. Get the Hogues off and RB....RB? wait a minute. Check again yup 29-3, ALB- 1985. RB? Am I missing something here. I didn't think they changed over to RB until 1996 or so. Anybody want to help me out on this one? (I'll get some pics up Sat AM)
 

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Re: A little help on a 29-3 RB please...

The first special run of Model 29-3s was made for Lew Horton in 1985. The 200 guns produced were called the 44 Combat Magnum and featured a round butt. However, they had a three-inch barrel. The serial number of the one of these guns is ABL2946. Since your revolver has a 4-inch barrel, it could have had a barrel change, was made from an overrun of frames made for the 44 Combat Magnum, or could be something entirely different.

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Thanks for the reply Doc. SN is ALB3858. 900 or so off of the one mentioned. Could be a rebarreled Combat Magnum or left over frame.

Here are some pics wearing some Altamont RBs from a 21-4. Kinda makes it look like a kit gun on steroids. :)





Doc, if I could ask one more question - I take it this should wear combats?
 

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The gun would certainly look good with combat stocks and that is what I would put on it. I would letter the gun to find out how it left the factory. It would be worth the $50. It appears to be a rare configuration and a factory letter verifying it would certainly enhance its value.

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I'd go with Combats, too.. No way that's gonna be fun to shoot with those grips. They look good tho..
 

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Well, took it to the range yesterday, and it was a pussycat with the magnas.... when loaded with specials ;) . I forgot to bring the rb to sq conversion targets I have, so just used a glove and magnas. Managable, but after 3 cylinders full of Mags, I decided to go back to specials :D
 
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