SMITH & WESSON Model 629-4

PRICE: R 15,000.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1556

FEATURES:

MAKE Smith & Wesson
MODEL 629-4
CALIBER .44 Magnum
ACTION Double action / Single action
CAPACITY 6
CONDITION Excellent used condition

Item Description

FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:

The Smith & Wesson Model 29 is a six-shot, double-action revolver built on the large N-frame and chambered for the .44 Magnum cartridge.
It was first introduced in 1955 but only given the designation of Model 29 in 1957.
At the time of its introduction the Model 29 was the most powerful production handgun in the world.

It was designed primarily as a sidearm for hunters of large, dangerous game, and initially only found small demand in this relatively small, niche market.
It wasn’t until its appearance in the ‘Dirty Harry’ film franchise in 1971 that its popularity and demand exploded, propelling it to one of the most famous and sought after firearms of all time.

The Model 29 has been released in updated and improved variants from the  29-1 (1960) to 29-8 (2001).

The Model 629 is the stainless steel version of the Model 29, first introduced in 1978.
It has also been produced in various configurations and models up to the 629-8 in 2006.
This particular model, the 629-4 was first released in 1993 and manufactured until 1997.

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FIREARM CONDITION:

This gun is in excellent, used condition. It is mechanically good and functional.
There are no discernible marks or scratches visible anywhere to the overall stainless steel finish.
It is fitted with a Hogue rubber grip that is still in very good condition.
The lockup is still very tight.
Comes with a used Lindsay John Ross leather holster.

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

This firearm is suitable for home self defense, but is perhaps a little large (heavy) for every day carry, unless for a large-framed person.

This firearm is also suitable for hunting, or self-protection when hunting large and dangerous game.

This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:

  • IDPA – Revolver division
  • SADPA MPDS – Revolver division
  • ICORE – Classic division
  • PIN SHOOTING – Stock gun & Stock revolver
  • STEEL CHALLENGE
  • METALLIC SILHOUETTE

FIREARM TRIVIA:

The 1971 blockbuster “Dirty Harry” transformed the relatively unknown Smith & Wesson Model 29 into an immortal movie icon, particularly the blued, 6″ barreled version wielded by Inspector Harry Callahan in the film.
However the original script actually called for Harry to carry a silver, 4″ barrel Model 29, but the producers were unable to source one.

If they were able to find one, it would have looked a lot like this particular example and IT would have been the famous, “most powerful handgun in the world” we all fondly recognize today.

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