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Found this old beast in a Pawnshop this week and just couldnt say no. it was sporting Goodyears so I put on some cokes I found at a gunshow last weekend. I cant wait till I get out and shoot it, even though Im not a magnum fan I got to give it a shot. I love the feel of it compared to the old Flattops Ive shot in 44 mag. has a butter smooth single action :mrgreen:

Dan

Pre 29 4 screw Serial # S179164

 

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Dan,

Do yourself a favor and spend an hour on the loading bench before you take that beauty to the range.... load up a hundred rounds of 9.0 Unique under a 240-250 grn. Keith....

You do that and the day will belong to you and you will fall in love forever....

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Welcome to the brotherhood of the 4" 29 ihjf

That is one of the revolvers I would hope to never be without.
I also recommend the load detailed by Brother Drew. :cool:
 

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Thanks guys,

never got into reloading, will have to go with Store bought heck I always can shoot 44 spcl if I dont like the Magnums.


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Dan,
Congratulations on your find! You're gonna love shooting it.. The Cokes look great, too!
 

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Dan m that's a real nice model 29. Do your self a big favor and take up reloading, It really enhances the the fun of shooting. ;)
 

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Look good Dan!
You could put some W&K grips on it :mrgreen:
 

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Dan M said:
Thanks guys,
never got into reloading, will have to go with Store bought heck I always can shoot 44 spcl if I dont like the Magnums.
Dan
That's a fine M-29! Love those cokes you found - look like they match up with the gun nicely.

I think what they're trying to tell you is that full-house magnums are OK for a few shots, but get tiresome after a lot of shootings - especially in the 4". Most .44 Special rounds are fairly puny in that big revolver, and a good mid-range load like the one mentioned above is Just Right for 99% of the shooting you'll want to do with it. +P .44 Specials might be OK, too.

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Nice find. Lookin' just right with those cokes. You will really enjoy it more with .44 specials. Half a box of full house .44 mags. will do it for me. If you do decide to reload at a future date you'll find you can dial in something in between and for a lot less money. Have fun either way!
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Very nice find! Love the look and feel of the grips too! :D
 
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Impressive finding one in a 4-Screw. Not that common.

Now, about that reloading thing.... ;)

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Guys,

Yes I need to learn to reload, I just dont have anyone I hang around with that can show me all the tricks. Sometime in the future I will give it a shot. Last month I found a 6.5" 5 screw in similar condition and passed on it because I didnt know anything about the 29's. I went home and started reading the 3rd and saw that serial #'s in the S130xxx were double the values and ran back to the shop to buy it but it was gone. Its serial # was 137xxx. Doc44 said he had never seen one in the 137xxx range. I wasnt going to leave this one sitting. I paid probably too much at $650. what are your thoughts. the cokes cost me $200

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Dan,
Neat gun and grips, too!
I've had tons of fun with 3-1/2, 4 and 5-inch .44 magnums.
Although they do exhibit their power, they're far from punishing (IMHO), and I find the 4" and 5" particularly accurate.
I just this year got back into reloading, primarily for my .45LC guns.
IF I were to reload any .44's, I'd load the long 'magnum' cases to .44 special strength.
Since I don't shoot the 44 magnum Smiths as frequently as the old Ruger falttops, I use factory loads, and enjoy both brands.
Enjoy that new gun!
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now why can't i ever find something like that?...
and why is it that all you guys just happen to have a spare set of "cokes" laying around....
it just boggles my mind.....
ok and if you can't tell i'm jealous....... l;gmna;
 

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The guy I got the Cokes from had varnished them so I spent the last couple days stripping the varnish off and added a couple coats of Tru oil.I like them much better now

thanks to DWF for all his lessons

Dan


 
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