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

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by warhammer, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. warhammer

    warhammer New Member

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    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?
     
  2. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Yep. Your right. Great gun!!
     

  3. Bob Wright

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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.

    Bob Wright
     
  4. lucznik

    lucznik New Member

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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.