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I'm a big fan of just about any S&W 44 Magnum, but the one that really got me started was the 629-3 Magna Classic Stainless. I thought that was the single most beautiful revolver I had ever seen, and I still do. Back then, however, I had kids in school and there wasn't any extra cash for a really pretty gun that I couldn't shoot. It took me years to get one, but I finally did. (When I die, it's going to be interred with me. Lol.) Between then and now, there was the 1994 S&W product catalog. There on page 11 was every gun I ever wanted, or so I thought at the time. Not only that, they show a bunch of 629-4s with 629-3 rubber grips that have silver medallions. I have never seen a 629-4 with those grips before, and both of the ones I own have the Hogue grips with the molded medallions. None-the-less, that's how this insanity started with me. But wait! There's more! (Now how much would you pay?) Here's a few pics too. No, the Nickel SAT didn't come with it, but they look good together. Lol.
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my introduction was browsing the counter at a now defunct dealer in New Jersey.
i saw this in the case and bought it on the spot.
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acusport arms 629-2 Classic Magnum non fluted recessed cylinder with 7 1/2 inch barrel and Hogue monogrip.
#417 of 748 made. there was 750 made, but as i was told when purchasing it 2 did not pass quality control and the numbers were retired.
these days they are selling between $900 and $1100. if i remember correctly, i paid around $350 for it back in 1989
 

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I had always wanted a "Dirty Harry" clone, but sadly, I didn't know enough about Smith & Wessons at the time to realize that what I bought, this Model 29-3 wasn't exactly the same.

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Still, I'm glad I bought it. This 629 I bought in a group of 4 guns from a guy at work that was selling his widowed mother-in-laws' revolvers. Of all of the four, I no longer own any of them, either having sold or given them away to family and friends. I'm a generous man. ;)

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my introduction was browsing the counter at a now defunct dealer in New Jersey.
i saw this in the case and bought it on the spot.
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acusport arms 629-2 Classic Magnum non fluted recessed cylinder with 7 1/2 inch barrel and Hogue monogrip.
#417 of 748 made. there was 750 made, but as i was told when purchasing it 2 did not pass quality control and the numbers were retired.
these days they are selling between $900 and $1100. if i remember correctly, i paid around $350 for it back in 1989
Way cool! That's the 4th of those I've seen. Of course, I bought the 3rd one I saw. (SWN0725) The SCSW says those came with an extra set of wood grips. Did your have those? Mine did not. You'll be happy to know that I have seen 2 sell in the past 1 1/2 years; one for $2200 and one for $3075! Nice return on your investment. Mine is near the bottom in the gun pic. Here are most of my other 44s and a few 45's.
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Way cool! That's the 4th of those I've seen. Of course, I bought the 3rd one I saw. (SWN0725) The SCSW says those came with an extra set of wood grips. Did your have those? Mine did not. You'll be happy to know that I have seen 2 sell in the past 1 1/2 years; one for $2200 and one for $3075! Nice return on your investment. Mine is near the bottom in the gun pic. Here are most of my other 44s and a few 45's.
on the wood grips, not that i remember, i will have to look in the box and see if they are in it, but i doubt it.
 

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Y’all have some super fine 44s. I generally lean toward blue guns, but the one 629-1 I own is an old Lew Horton 3” barrel. She’s a sweet blaster!
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Thanks. That's a pretty nice one you have there as well! Ahrens stocks, I guess. I shoot about 3 of them, and the rest are just for looking at. Those 3 are a 6" 29-2, a 6" 629-3 Classic Hunter reintroduction, and a 629-5 Powerport with the red dot.
 

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I'm a big fan of just about any S&W 44 Magnum, but the one that really got me started was the 629-3 Magna Classic Stainless. I thought that was the single most beautiful revolver I had ever seen, and I still do. Back then, however, I had kids in school and there wasn't any extra cash for a really pretty gun that I couldn't shoot. It took me years to get one, but I finally did. (When I die, it's going to be interred with me. Lol.) Between then and now, there was the 1994 S&W product catalog. There on page 11 was every gun I ever wanted, or so I thought at the time. Not only that, they show a bunch of 629-4s with 629-3 rubber grips that have silver medallions. I have never seen a 629-4 with those grips before, and both of the ones I own have the Hogue grips with the molded medallions. None-the-less, that's how this insanity started with me. But wait! There's more! (Now how much would you pay?) Here's a few pics too. No, the Nickel SAT didn't come with it, but they look good together. Lol.
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I too like the 44 Mag. You can load it so many ways to fit the shooting situation. PLUS
it's a 44 Special load also. I like to see just how far I can hit a bowling pin. 150 yards is
"do-able"...! How far for Y'all....? Good Shoot'n!
 

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I do long for a 629 in 8-3/8” but it’ll have to wait. There are lower hanging fruit to pluck. I have 4x .44 magnum revolvers at present time.
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10.5” Ruger Blackhawk Buntline (custom Bisley)
8” Cimarron Bad Boy
8-3/8” Taurus Model 44 (refinished) (call this my poor man’s 629 😂)
7.5” Ruger Redhawk

Got them paired up with a 20” Henry Big Boy Brass in .44 and a 16” stainless Rossi R92 carbine in .44 (on its way).

Lots of variety but still no Smith…
 
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