S+W 629...Too good to be true???

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by vincent, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    At a LGS earlier, S+W Model 629 on consignment, fancy schmancy case with cleaning tools, 175 rounds of ammo...$600!! :eek: Everything looks good to me, no customization, timing seems great, cylinder is tight, clean crown/bore, a few minor cosmetic blemishes but nothing to get in a twist about...The ammo alone is worth close to $100...What am I missing here???

    I expected to see the prices in the $800-$1200 range, if I could even find one. Is it just me and my 'Get what you pay for' mentality? Is it just the owner is a motivated seller? Or is there something I'm not seeing? The manufacture year is roughly early 90's, I know next to nothing about any production glitches S+W may or may not have had with this model. What say you veteran wheelgun guys and gals?

    Am I nuts for even thinking twice about this deal or is there something I don't know about with this gun?

    Sage advice and wisecracks are always welcome here...Thanks :cool:
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    BUY THE DAMN THING!! and then simply send it to S&W if there appears to be a problem.
     

  3. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    That's what I wanted to hear!! :D Just wanna be sure...:cool:

    On the frame it's stamped 629-1, what does that mean?
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Thats means GRAB THE DAM THING QUICK :eek:
    Thats the next best thing to no dash!! (early mdl - next was -2 then -3 ect) :cool:
     
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  5. mcb

    mcb New Member

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    Buy it. I Love smith wheel guns.
     
  6. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Thanks Hoss...:cool: Right when I hit submit I realized I could probably just google that...:eek: So what exactly were the engineering changes made between the model #s? -1, -2, -3 etc...That was a little tougher to find with my slow azz net connection...
     
  7. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Not a S&W guy but anything pinned and recessed with no "Hillary lock" is a winner.
     
  8. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Vincent!
    Evidently from what I understand you have inspected it! If it looks good and the timing is great, and you have checked the area of the forcing cone for excessive lead shavings! My God Man! You mean it isn't at home being fondled yet!!!!!:D
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    a M29 for $600? i'd be on that like a duck on a june bug! definately buy it! don't dilly dally around or else someone else will be out enjoying it. :D
     
  10. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    N-Frame Model Blue
    ------------------

    Model 20,21,22,23,24,25 (except 25-5) 26,27,28,29
    -1 1960 Change to LH thread
    -2 1961 Cylinder stop changed, hole in front of trigger
    guard eliminated
    -3 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore (magnums only)
    -4 2004 Thunder Ranch 44 Special, fixed sight
    Model 57 1964 Introduced
    -1 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore
    Model 629 1980 Introduced
    -1 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore
    Model 25-5 1978 -5 means 45 Colt caliber
    125'th anniversary model, -3 (standard) -4 (delux)
    both of these used a shorter than standard cylinder.
    -7 1985 45 Colt, 5" barrel, unfluted cylinder
     
  11. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Oops, looks like the 629-1 is not P&R, at least Hillary didn't get her mitts on it. :eek:
     
  12. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    Last year my buddy bought a used 629-3 and a ruger p89 all for $600,and right after I spend about $910.00 otd for a brand new 629-3!what a punk.
     
  13. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    I paid $640 for a new 629 Mountain Gun Solid Cylinder about 8 years ago. Don't think you can touch a new one under $900

    Buy it
     
  14. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    A new mouth to feed...

    Well, that was pretty easy...Thanks to all for the advice...:cool: I NEVER find sweet deals like this so my pessimism got the best of me...for about 12 hours :D Take a wild guess who their first customer of the day was...;)

    Strangest thing about it, I wasn't even looking to buy anything, just browsing a shop I'd never been in before...(That's my story and I'm stickin' to it! :) ) I about busted a spring spending that much dough on something that's not my mortgage...I guess I'll just have to get over it! :D Came with 100 WWB practice ammo, 20 Federal JHP Hydra Shoks and 50 or so .44 special flat nose FMJ...I figure I'd spend at least that much on ammo anyways so I told myself the gun was only $500.

    Gun porn (pron;)) for ya...and THANK YOU again to all, your comments were very much appreciated!!! :D:cool::D
     

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  15. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Mmmm.... That's nice....
    I forgot for a moment that the "6" denotes stainless, I was expecting blued. Man I gotta get me another Smith wheelie...
     
  16. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    That's a sweet wheelie! You didn't mention the presentation box, authentic ones are sometimes worth $100 alone. Best of luck.
     
  17. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    Great deal on an awesome revolver
     
  18. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Vincent,

    I apologize for miss leading you, those hog leg Smiths are worth less than a used Hi Point. I'm really sorry for letting you get hosed like that. In fact I feel so bad that I'm willing to take the bath myself. PM me so we can get together and I'll hand you the $600 you paid for thing and just take it off your hands.:)

    Again, I feel real bad dude.

    Seriously though, beautiful gun and a great deal, congrats!

    Tack
     
  19. Durangokid

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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.:)
     
  20. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Thanks a lot guys!! Planning on squeezing a few off tomorrow...I got yer fireworks right here!!!

    @Tack-That's okay buddy, I'll just hold on to 'er for now, it's the only way I'll ever learn my lesson! ;)