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Old 04-18-2013, 12:59 AM   #1
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First post. My first S&W is a Model 29-3 nickle, 6 inch, Pachymar grips. Excellent shape. No scratches or pitting. I'm hoping it's worth more than the $400 I paid. Will it appreciate in value? I don't plan on shooting it more than a couple times for fun, then leaving it in the safe.
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:09 AM   #2
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Good catch at $400! Yes, it will appreciate some in value, already worth more than you paid. But modern guns don't appreciate that fast to be a really good investment.

As to shooting, that's what it was made for, so I'd enjoy if I were you.

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Great find! and yeah its already worth more than what you paid. IMO revolvers are always a good investment. They tend to have a cult following that loves to complete "sets." kinda like the 1911 crowd.

It'll definitely appreciate so I'd hang on to it, take care of it and yeah shoot it. You'll be doing it and all of us a great disservice if you just let it sit in the dark...all alone...ascered

gah I'm getting all worked up!

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Only way that wud have been a better deal if it was a 29-2

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This old 29-2 has been with me for many years.

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Only way that wud have been a better deal if it was a 29-2
I may not be correct but I have heard the -3 is preferred because with that model S&W began building an 'improved' version to better handle the hot 44 mag loads.

And I am ready to offer the guy $500 right now for that 29 and I'll come pick it up.
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You are very misinformed. You need to check into S&W N frame values. The -3 was the beginning of the lower quality standards at S&W.

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I may not be correct but I have heard the -3 is preferred because with that model S&W began building an 'improved' version to better handle the hot 44 mag loads.

And I am ready to offer the guy $500 right now for that 29 and I'll come pick it up.
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Zackly- as with many things newer don't mean better
Well, like I said, I could be mistaken. None the less, I really like my 629-6 which kills anything that comes down the trail.
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Zackly- as with many things newer don't mean better
Well, like I said, I could be mistaken. None the less, I really like my 629-6 which kills anything that comes down the trail.
But I did read on the S&W forum the newer models were beefed up.
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