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fupuk 07-16-2013 06:20 AM

S&w 629-3
 
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I went to Cabelas looking for primers and of course I had to look at their gun library to see what they had. Well I found a very nice 629-3, stainless with an 8 1/4 inch barrel. Ive been looking for a longer barrel .44mag for almost a year after buying a set of dies off of craigslist. Now I just have to clean all the dust off of it from sitting in the case for a while. The cylinder is very clean and the bore is spotless. Just wondering if anybody knows of a website that I can look up the manufacturer date of my new revolver?

JW357 07-16-2013 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by fupuk (Post 1305801)
I went to Cabelas looking for primers and of course I had to look at their gun library to see what they had. Well I found a very nice 629-3, stainless with an 8 1/4 inch barrel. Ive been looking for a longer barrel .44mag for almost a year after buying a set of dies off of craigslist. Now I just have to clean all the dust off of it from sitting in the case for a while. The cylinder is very clean and the bore is spotless. Just wondering if anybody knows of a website that I can look up the manufacturer date of my new revolver?

Maybe contact Smith directly? There are also books you can get apparently. But those prolly cost money.

Anyway, beautiful wheel gun! Congrats on the find and purchase!

fupuk 07-16-2013 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by JW357 (Post 1305824)

Maybe contact Smith directly? There are also books you can get apparently. But those prolly cost money.

Anyway, beautiful wheel gun! Congrats on the find and purchase!

I will probally just email S&W and see what they say, thanks.

HOSSFLY 07-17-2013 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by fupuk (Post 1305828)
I will probally just email S&W and see what they say, thanks.

That's your best bet--There is not any online sites to look up S&W serial numbers - always wondered why :confused:

fupuk 07-17-2013 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by HOSSFLY (Post 1306777)

That's your best bet--There is not any online sites to look up S&W serial numbers - always wondered why :confused:

I looked at their website and it says its like $50 for a complete history report on the firearm.

JW357 07-17-2013 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by fupuk

I looked at their website and it says its like $50 for a complete history report on the firearm.

My LGS has a book that should list it. I can call him in a few hours if you give me the serial number.

JW357 07-18-2013 10:31 PM

Already sent a message to the OP but in case anyone else was curious, it was made in March of 1993.

aandabooks 07-18-2013 11:42 PM

The last 629 I looked at last week they are up to the -10 models.

HOSSFLY 07-19-2013 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by fupuk (Post 1306790)
I looked at their website and it says its like $50 for a complete history report on the firearm.

If you just want a DOM go visit the Smith & Wesson Forum--
A few there are to S&W as Cane is to Colt here ;)

fupuk 09-24-2013 12:54 PM

Went out Sunday morning after work with a couple buddies and brought my 629. I didnt get to take any pictures but its a nice shooter. I ran probably a little over 100 rounds through it and had a blast. Everyone I went with had long guns and we were shooting about 50 yards. I shot a few rounds at a cardboard box just to see where I was hitting and just had a good time hitting their targets they had set up. A hole from a 44mag looks a little different than 7.62x39. I wasnt going for accuracy this outing just went to spend a few hours with some friends and shoot some sh!t. Knocked down one of my friends target stand that is pretty sturdy he made of 2x4's. He set up a softball on a stand and was gonna shoot it with his Ak, but I got it first. Ran some rounds through my carry weapon, just had a good time shooting.


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