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desertdisciple
06-16-2010, 00:20
Used, but flawless...
S & W / MODEL 29-3

My buddy had it for years, but only shot 6 rounds through it. It's been in his safe, for all these years, so he decided to let it go. I hadn't planned on buying it, but he brought it to range to show it to me & said he'd take $300 for it.
Once I knew he was serious...it, of course, went to my truck!

This picture doesn't do it justice. The finish has such depth, that it actually looks wet.

** So...Is it just me...or does every new addition,
make you feel like a kid @ Christmas??? **


http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd22/desertdisciple/Ministry%20Tools/Model29-3.jpg

DocCasualty
06-16-2010, 02:19
Can't see your pic but congrats on a great deal.

I used to have a Model 29 with a 6" barrel and liked that pistol a lot. Then I wasn't shooting it at all and some friends were getting into CAS, so I traded it in for a Ruger Vaquero and took a beating on the trade-in value the dealer gave me. I'm kind of sorry I let that M29 go, but I guess I really had no use for a second .44Mag pistol.

Someone I trust once told me to never sell a firearm and I think I should have listened to him. I think those M29s are going for twice what you paid for yours.

Glock 17L
06-16-2010, 06:02
Congrats!!
I also can't see the pic but know what a M29 looks like..
What barrel lenth is it?
It's crazy how well some of the older blued guns look..
Dirty Harry would be proud of you..

Well do you feel lucky? PUNK!!

desertdisciple
06-16-2010, 09:33
Congrats!!
I also can't see the pic but know what a M29 looks like..
What barrel lenth is it?
It's crazy how well some of the older blued guns look..
Dirty Harry would be proud of you..

Well do you feel lucky? PUNK!!

I keep telling folks it's a 6"...
(however, I guess technically, it's actually 6-1/2").

Two Guns
06-16-2010, 19:35
What a great buy you got.It is a sweet looking wheel Gun.

deadite
06-16-2010, 20:54
You got a great deal! You're right about the blueing, too. Here's my 29-2.

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/29-2.jpg

deadite

desertdisciple
06-16-2010, 21:58
Anyone know where one could get some medallion grips @ a good price?
OR do those two phrases not go together (medallion grips --- good price)

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd22/desertdisciple/Ministry%20Tools/100_8297_edited.jpg

*Would like some, darker than these that are on my 686...
(maybe some like yours, deadite )

steve1911
06-17-2010, 00:03
Congrats.


1911club#410

deadite
06-17-2010, 05:34
Anyone know where one could get some medallion grips @ a good price?
OR do those two phrases not go together (medallion grips --- good price)
*Would like some, darker than these that are on my 686...
(maybe some like yours, deadite )

Not really sure, but I have seen them at local gun shows and on Ebay and Gunbroker at times. I bet you could also go to the S&W Forum (http://smith-wessonforum.com/index.php) and post a thread in the WTB section. You'd have a pair in no time at all. Might be a little expensive, though, but you can find good deals.

:)

deadite

bac1023
06-17-2010, 20:47
Awesome!

I love the M29. :hearts:


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/000_2340.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/000_2338.jpg

desertdisciple
06-17-2010, 23:04
....... Delete ........

desertdisciple
06-17-2010, 23:08
[QUOTE=bac1023;15493927]Awesome!

I love the M29. :hearts:[/QUOTE=bac1023;15493927]

Dude...I bet 240g. Mags kick like a mule in that!

**Okay...What camera do you use?**

Kentucky Shooter
06-18-2010, 06:40
Beautiful! what a steal of a price............congrats

Zombie Steve
06-21-2010, 20:41
Damn nice... I'm jealous.

Vdoc
06-22-2010, 16:39
At that price I'd take Two.
For What you paid for it you owe yourself an origial set of grips at any price!

Carolina Drifter
06-27-2010, 18:02
1987 29-3

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t255/Carolinadrifter/pop_wm_1987105.jpg

desertdisciple
07-07-2010, 20:35
For What you paid for it you owe yourself an origial set of grips at any price!

I decided that I agreed!
Found a set that a guy said he had removed, immediately after purchase, to put on a set of Hogues.
They definitely look LIKE NEW. Got them in an Ebay Auction for $71. Makes a big difference in the sweet look of this .44.

Just had to share a peep! :wow:


http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd22/desertdisciple/DSCN0458.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd22/desertdisciple/DSCN0467.jpg

deadite
07-08-2010, 06:59
I decided that I agreed!
Found a set that a guy said he had removed, immediately after purchase, to put on a set of Hogues.
They definitely look LIKE NEW. Got them in an Ebay Auction for $71. Makes a big difference in the sweet look of this .44.

Just had to share a peep! :wow:


http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd22/desertdisciple/DSCN0458.jpg

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd22/desertdisciple/DSCN0467.jpg

Much better! Nice pix!

deadite

desertdisciple
07-21-2010, 19:09
Fun for the range!
(ESPECIALLY, with friends who have never shot much more than a 9mm or .40)

Anyone think I should locate a decent, affordable, shoulder holster...
Just to give the Harry Callahan carry a try?

GlocksterPaulie
07-21-2010, 19:13
Congrats on a sweet revolver.

Paulie

mdhandyman
07-21-2010, 19:19
I have been looking long and hard to find one that nice, the only thing that's holding me back is the price. I would have jumped up and down for about an hour after a deal like that. Nice VERY nice.

deadite
07-21-2010, 21:08
Anyone think I should locate a decent, affordable, shoulder holster...
Just to give the Harry Callahan carry a try?

Heck, yeah! That's why I got my Bianchi Shoulder holster in the above picture. I haven't carried it that way yet, but I'm dying to. I found mine at a gun show in a pile of old dry-rotted holsters for $20.00. The elastic was rotted, but my cousin is a leather worker and put new elastic on for me for free. :)

Btw, some friends and I are going to have a Dirty Harry movie night really soon, so I plan to cary in the shoulder holster. ;)

deadite

deadite
07-21-2010, 21:10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maBJzJgYjto