They most certainly "mass produce" revolvers. The Model 29 is as popular as ever. Supply and demand. They do not make unlimited amounts of them as there are many folks who still are enamored with the beautiful N-frames.
I was in the Bass Pro on US 290 in Houston yesterday and they had three Model 29's in the display case.
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