The Mdl. 29 S&W is a legendary American Handgun. The "Big" 29 was a legend before the movies. After the movie it became a must have for hand gunners of the day. The early Pre-29 and 29-1 & 29-2 revolvers are a work of art. They were the last of the "Shop" produced firearms. Most handguns today are mass produced from castings.
This is a Pre-29 3rd Mdl. H.E. .44 Mag. 5 screw, first year of production.