4" 629's without the keylock are demand items.... the Hogues don't help the price any as S&W wood targets are correct for the gun and to replace them is going to cost $50 or more for a good set ..... 'No Dash' Pinned and Recessed guns bring the most money, but I wouldn't be suprised to see a 4" -1 with incorrect grips with a pricetag of $475. Selling price may be somewhat lower however.
If I were in the market for one, I would jump in an instant on a 4" 629-1 at $475. To me, that is a very decent price. As for a mountain gun, let me tell you, you won't like shooting it with .44 mag ammo!! I shoot mine with only 44 specials, and save the mag loads for the heavier barreled 4" 629s.
For a woods carry gun, I wouldn't get anything special......just a rugged, dependable, good shooter! The Ruger guns come to mind. A SS Redhawk or Super Blackhawk in .44 mag would be a welcome addition to my collection!!!! I use the S&W's that I own, in .38 spl. and .357mag. Bob