View Full Version : My latest find

October 13, 2012, 17:34
Older guy at the range today was selling a bunch of guns, got this for $400. I needed it like a hole in the head, but I think I made out like a bandit!

October 13, 2012, 19:01
A 629 for $400 sounds like highway robbery. Nice gun!

October 13, 2012, 19:44
Did you buy a lottery ticket, too? :bow:

October 13, 2012, 21:30
Very nice and smooth grips to boot!:cry:


October 13, 2012, 21:35
Wow! Great deal, lucky find! Did he have another one, lol?

October 13, 2012, 22:08
Any info appreciated, like year of manufacture, etc. Serial is CFB28XX. Not really knowledgeable about revolvers, my focus have been on other stuff, like Fal's and such mostly! I assume the grips are stock then, was wondering about it.

October 14, 2012, 00:03
February, 2002, book says. Open the cylinder and look at the model number stamped on the frame. Is it 629-6? Keyed internal lock on the left side of the frame above the cylinder release? MIM lockwork parts replaced the color case hardened forged parts by then, and the firing pin has been moved from the hammer to the frame. Purists don't like the changes, but they work just fine and help keep S&W revolvers affordable.

Dunno about the stocks. S&W quit making their own wood stocks in the late 1980's and buy them from a lot of different vendors now. Those look pretty good and I prefer non-checkered smooth grips on .44 Magnums if I go with wood grips, they are a lot less abrasive in recoil.

I like the black front sights like that a lot better than the former stainless steel sights; they are a lot more useful in different lighting.

For $400, you got a steal. I bet it will shoot great.

October 14, 2012, 07:50
Great buy hagar !

The stocks look like an aftermarket Roper style.
Pull them off and see if there is any maker's info inside them.
Nice looking set of grips in any case.

Dave Hume
October 14, 2012, 09:39
VERY nice find....I've always wanted one in that barrel length.

Looks like Bill Jordon grips.