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A buddy of mine wants $500.00 for a S&W model classic 29 44 magnum..The gun is 98% finish in the dark blue..Almost looks like wet black..4 inch barrel..Hogue rubber grip..Nice revolver all around...Good bore...Is it worth it ??
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What series 29-2 or 3 etc.? Any way $500.00 is probably on the top end of the price range. Early Mod 29 with orig grips and box can go for more on line. I bought a 29-6 in about 95-98% for $400.00 but thats been a couple of years ago.
 

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I would say $500.00 is more than I'd pay, but they seem to be bringing it in the current market.
 

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I have always been mildly interested in references to "dash number" variants of Model 29s. In what year did these variants start appearing and did they extend to the SS versions?

I have a 3" 629 that I purchased in Feb'89. It is simply listed as a Model 629 on the box.

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Youngblood - the dash number indicates an engineering change, with the 29 (no dash) being made 1957 to 1962, 29-1 introduced in '62, 29-3 in 1982, 29-4 in '88, etc, up to at least the 29-10 in 2006. The 629 was introduced in 1979 and Smith is up to at least the 629-8 now. The model and dash number is marked on the frame under the yoke. Some of the engineering changes are significant, as the 629-1 introduced in 1982 eliminating the barrel pin and counterbored cyclinders. Since Smith started the model numbering system in 1957 the dash changes have been used, or shortly thereafter.
 

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I was young, back in 74, saw Dirty Harry and felt the urgency to have the 29 immediately-I was living in Peru at that time, my salary was US$ 1000 a month and I paid US$ 500 for the S&W 44mgnm, its a 29-2, still have it and shot not more that 250 rounds through its entire life=
 

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Youngblood - the dash number indicates an engineering change, with the 29 (no dash) being made 1957 to 1962, 29-1 introduced in '62, 29-3 in 1982, 29-4 in '88, etc, up to at least the 29-10 in 2006. The 629 was introduced in 1979 and Smith is up to at least the 629-8 now. The model and dash number is marked on the frame under the yoke. Some of the engineering changes are significant, as the 629-1 introduced in 1982 eliminating the barrel pin and counterbored cyclinders. Since Smith started the model numbering system in 1957 the dash changes have been used, or shortly thereafter.
Thanks for the detailed explanation and location of the "dash number". Mine is a 629-1.
 

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Thats some good info some people did not know..Including me...I will buy the gun because the guy said I can pay whenever I want...$50.00,,$100.00 at a time...whenever...
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I don't know. A few years ago I was looking hard for a 629. My price was between $300-$400. I eventually found one for around my top number but it was a damned hard haul looking for one. I think these days a M29 may be in the $400-$500 range with the shorter barrels and lower dash numbers bringing in more money.
 

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I see J&G Sales has one selling for $789.00 right now in the flyer I get,,used guns section..
 
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