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S&W model 29 .44 mag "mountain gun"

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:04 AM   #1
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Default S&W model 29 .44 mag "mountain gun"

I have and love this gun, but don't know too much about it. It has a shorter 4" barrel, am i right in assuming this is why it is a mountain gun, easier to carry? Can anyone fill me in?

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:06 AM   #2
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Yep. Your right. Great gun!!

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:20 AM   #3
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the Mountain Guns from S&W usually have the shorter barrels, rounded butts, and are a little lighter in weight. The intent is to keep such a gun to minimum dimensions and weight to those who work, hike, or camp in the mountains of the west, where elevation makes the air rarer in oxygen content.

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Mine is a .357 Mag 686+ but, it still has all the standard Mtn Gun features. Rounded grip, 4" tapered barrel, half-length shroud, etc.

My L-frame, 7-shot Mtn Gun weighs exactly the same as a K-frame, 6-shot S&W model 19. That makes it a total joy to carry and it can handle a steady run of full-house magnums without any problems - something the 19 is known to have problems with.

Your .44 Mag is essentially the same thing, just in a more powerful package.
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