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Old 07-03-2012, 11:25 PM   #21
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Way back in 1970 I found a Mdl.29-1 "S" Ser.#. I had to pay $500 dollars for it. Back then $500 was out of sight for a Six Gun. I borrowed it from my credit union and paid on it for ever. That said the old .44 is retired and lives in my safe. But Damn every time I open the safe and see that old Smith the memiores that flash in mind was worth every dime I paid for it. Keep you 629 for a long time make some memory.
I passed on a Dirty Harry 29 about 6 years ago. I'd just stopped in for 30.06 ammo when I saw it. It was a pre lock, I think 8" with minor holster wear for $370. It did have after marked grips and no box but I'm still kicking myself for not jumping on it.

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Saw one in a shop today, they are asking $659 on consignment. I started to ask what it would take to get it.

But I promised myself not to buy any new calibers, only new or "new to me" guns in calibers I already own.

For a $500 629 I would make an exception.
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Older revolvers, no Hilary Holes, are selling at a premium these days. Some are Internet rip offs but if it's a storefront, you should be good to go.
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Way back in 1970 I found a Mdl.29-1 "S" Ser.#. I had to pay $500 dollars for it. Back then $500 was out of sight for a Six Gun. I borrowed it from my credit union and paid on it for ever. That said the old .44 is retired and lives in my safe. But Damn every time I open the safe and see that old Smith the memiores that flash in mind was worth every dime I paid for it. Keep you 629 for a long time make some memory.
I heard about those ones,they were really 200 dollar guns but that darn eastwood movie and supply/demand made them sell for up to 4-5 times more than they were worth.
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You nailed it. S&W was not selling the Big 29s. They were expensive around $200 dollars as you said. The horrer stories in the gun magazines were rampant. They said many owners were breaking their wrist and fingers. They were just more handgun than a mortal would ever need.{That may be true} Smith was about to drop them from the line. And then there was Harry Calahan the rest is history. Funny Eastwood was an early Hollywood antigunner who helped the Bradys found the Gun control monster.
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Vincent, glad you went ahead and bought it. now go forth and enjoy it! that would be great pistol to reload for. i do enjoy relaoding for my 44 Magnum.

it's a good looking pistol and congrats on it.
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Saw one in a shop today, they are asking $659 on consignment. I started to ask what it would take to get it.

But I promised myself not to buy any new calibers, only new or "new to me" guns in calibers I already own.

For a $500 629 I would make an exception.
I've said the same thing too...'don't need another mouth to feed'...but it's a .44 so...ya know...

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Vincent, glad you went ahead and bought it. now go forth and enjoy it! that would be great pistol to reload for. i do enjoy relaoding for my 44 Magnum.

it's a good looking pistol and congrats on it.
Thanks Axxe! We go bang tomorrow! Not an official range trip but I can throw a few down the pipe safely here at home...
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Vincent, you can also look at it this way, it's S & W M629, at $500, it's a dang good investment!
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Vincent, you can also look at it this way, it's S & W M629, at $500, it's a dang good investment!
Damn sure is. He can sell it right now for a K. And it's only going to go higher.
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Vincent, you can also look at it this way, it's S & W M629, at $500, it's a dang good investment!
Not that I'd ever sell a gun if I didn't have to...but it's always a good place to park some money...
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