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CarryTexas
07-03-2012, 12:34
My collection includes the usual assortment of AR’s, Glock’s & 1911’s. I have always wanted to add a nice revolver, but until recently funds, desire and opportunity never converged. I initially decided on a 4 inch S&W model 29-10. However, limited funds lead me to a deal on a 6 inch S&W 686-1 for $400 OTD.

Model 686-1:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lJWO13geEF0/T_MxOgpp3xI/AAAAAAAAAso/Mqu7oKMT8E0/s800/DSC_0847_1.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5YGdJ3hssTs/T_MxNhlt_uI/AAAAAAAAAso/MwAyAxyeKqs/s800/DSC_0848_1.jpg

I thought this would satisfy my craving for a revolver namely the 4 inch Model 29. Of course that didn’t happen… Over the next few months I researched the M29 and monitored auctions to gauge the prices. During this time I also determined that I wanted an older pre-lock S&W particularly a pinned and recessed 29-1 or 29-2. Prices for these ranged from $600 for a beater to $1,100 for a like new gun.

A few weeks ago I had some funds become available and decided it was time. So checked the auction site and found two blued 4 inch 29-2’s for sale. The first appeared to be collector grade and the second was nice, but from the pictures appeared to have some flaws in the bluing. With a few days left on each auction the first had a bid close to $700 the second was at $500. I was quickly out bid on the first, but on the second my bid of $530 held up until just before the auction closed.

I ended up winning the auction for $675… Great, this would be a shooter and I wasn’t too concerned about the collector value. When I picked the gun up from my FFL I was thrilled to find that this gun is flawless! I would be amazed if this thing has fired 100 rounds and likely hardly ever left the owners safe. It includes all the paperwork and original receipt from 1981!

I have read a number of stories on here about people scoring a good deal. I think I finally scored with this one!

Model 29-2:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-seX6DZ935go/T_MxL4L8ZpI/AAAAAAAAAso/w63DzOUJenI/s800/DSC_0834_1.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IGjqn-li9VE/T_MxL-VQX0I/AAAAAAAAAso/XLobFj7WJjo/s800/DSC_0838_1.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lnvfd9JL_KI/T_MxMN__1-I/AAAAAAAAAso/RhL0pun8nd0/s800/DSC_0845_1.jpg

Family Photo:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Av4ZO3agBqI/T_MxOYqeGlI/AAAAAAAAAso/7bMmN7gycpU/s640/DSC_0851_1.jpg

countrygun
07-03-2012, 12:53
My Collection is COMPLETE (I think!)


:rofl::rofl:

I've said that three times this year (but it is only July)


Nice pistols BTW the 6" 29 I picked up this year was a total surprise and I told my wife, "Well NOW my collection........"

Does "Yah, sure" sound like she was convinced ?

69HEMI-R/T
07-03-2012, 13:04
Beautiful revolvers, both of them. I am betting your "needing just one more" to complete your collection is coming around again. Especially after you fire those new additions.

GlockFish
07-03-2012, 13:18
That 29 is sweet.

countrygun
07-03-2012, 13:28
IMO you did very well and I happen to think, if you handload, the 4" 29 is a special class of revolver. The 4" 40+ 'N" frames are in their own world as far as capabilities in a carryable package.

CarryTexas
07-03-2012, 14:01
IMO you did very well and I happen to think, if you handload, the 4" 29 is a special class of revolver. The 4" 40+ 'N" frames are in their own world as far as capabilities in a carryable package.

Thanks!

I have just recently started reloading and will be ordering Dies for this one soon. I still have much to learn!

countrygun
07-03-2012, 14:10
Thanks!

I have just recently started reloading and will be ordering Dies for this one soon. I still have much to learn!


I have been reloading for years and i still get excited, like last week when I ran into an old double bullet mold for one of my favorite old, classic .44 bullets in an estate sale.

The .44 is such a kick to reload for. It really steals the thunder from dumping a mag of 9mm.

pennlineman
07-03-2012, 17:13
Two very nice revolvers. I really like the 29. Great choices, congrats!

dnuggett
07-03-2012, 17:20
Nice! Good work there.

Deaf Smith
07-03-2012, 17:22
My Collection is COMPLETE

Dream on sonny... It ain't ever complete.

Deaf

ponchsox
07-03-2012, 18:17
That is the beauty of a gun collection, it is NEVER complete!

fnfalman
07-03-2012, 18:35
Where's a K-frame? Your collection is not complete.

Bruce M
07-03-2012, 19:06
Very nice - I especially like the Model 29.

bac1023
07-03-2012, 19:13
Congrats on two great revolvers. :thumbsup:

michael e
07-03-2012, 19:23
You will never be complete. Something will always pop up that you "need".

Metal Angel
07-03-2012, 19:41
Congrats! Those are both beautiful!! I love the 29... Something about blued revolvers just gets me every time!

Haldor
07-03-2012, 19:46
That model 29 is gorgeous. I would love to stumble across something just like that. I really like shooting my Model 29-4, but carrying it is something else.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh168/HaldorPhil/Guns/P1010357.jpg

I have the nice target stocks, but the rubber ones are more comfortable and that way I don't risk damaging the target stocks (I actually shoot that cannon quite a bit).

Berto
07-03-2012, 19:47
Congrats on the two Smiths, beautiful revolvers.

DustyJacket
07-03-2012, 19:49
very nice.

Buy is a collection ever complete? I thought I was done, but........
I am currently hankering for a Ruger birdshead .45ACP S/A short barrel. At least looking for the more rare guns slows down the purchases.
For me, though, I have to sell one to buy one.

Bro KV
07-03-2012, 19:56
Those are sweet revolvers!

WarEagle32
07-03-2012, 20:34
I have made a purchase and thought mine was complete many times but I finally realized it will never be complete.

The_Gun_Guru
07-03-2012, 21:02
Dream on sonny... It ain't ever complete.

Deaf

AGREED!!!!

I have NEVER said my collection is complete and I never will.....cuz it just wouldn't be true!


Nice guns OP!:wow: I have a 4" 686 "no dash" that is an absolute classic!!!!

TGG

CarryTexas
07-03-2012, 21:25
Dream on sonny... It ain't ever complete.

Deaf

Great! I better start thinking of how I will explain the next one to my wife...

CarryTexas
07-11-2012, 07:40
You all can say I told you so, but I am seriously considering getting a second .44…

Upon closer inspection I don’t believe that this M29 has been fired more than a few times. There is no wear marks on the gun at all that I can find!

Because of this I started to wonder if it might be better to keep this one pristine as a collector’s piece and get another to shoot… My original intent was this would be a gun to shoot and enjoy. However, I feel like I would be hurting the potential value of the gun.

Can anyone school me on the potential of a pristine 29-2 as a collectable firearm?

Fordtough25
07-11-2012, 08:36
My Collection is COMPLETE (I think!)


:rofl::rofl:

I've said that three times this year (but it is only July)


Nice pistols BTW the 6" 29 I picked up this year was a total surprise and I told my wife, "Well NOW my collection........"

Does "Yah, sure" sound like she was convinced ?


I'm the same way too, I finally got a Colt Python and my revolver collection was done! Now I want a 686 as well. It never ends!

JBnTX
07-11-2012, 08:45
My gun collection will only be complete when I own every gun on this planet.

Then, don't let me find out that people on Mars have guns, or I'll want them too.

Deaf Smith
07-11-2012, 17:26
Great! I better start thinking of how I will explain the next one to my wife...

The reason it is never complete is because as time goes on your interest changes. Just collecting Smith&Wessons or Colts or Rugers or Remingtons or Winchesters or... well let's justs say even if you just collected oh... 1911s you would have a whole bunch just to get all the variations. WW1, WW2, Commanders, Officer Models, CCOs, etc...

Or say just S&W Model 19s. 2 1/2, 3 inch, 4 inch, 6 inc, no dash, dash-1, dash-2....

But I admit, I sure like holding a good shooten' iron that has history written on it and with it!

Deaf