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29-2 gun show score!

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Club' started by ghostman1960, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. ghostman1960

    ghostman1960 Static Nomad

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    I got this 1979 8 3/8" barrel 29-2 for $700.00 at the gun show on Saturday. It is mint unfired with the box, paperwork and tools. I am happy. Now the question is if I should shoot it or not.
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  2. rhino673

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    BEAUTIFUL GUN. Hell yes you should shoot it.
     

  3. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Very nice. Congratulations.

    Unless your plan is to turn and earn on this thing, I'd shoot the heck out of it.

    :thumbsup:
     
  4. pennlineman

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    The dash 2's are the most common of all the model 29's. With that in mind I'd shoot it.
     
  5. ghostman1960

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    This statement confuses me as I everything I have read states that they are among the most sought after.
     
  6. pennlineman

    pennlineman

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    They are sought after from a shooters standpoint because they are the last of the pinned and recessed model 29's. This ended with the dash 3's.

    From a collectibility standpoint the -2's are very common.

    The 29 no dash was made from 1957-62.
    -1 was only made in 1962, very collectible.
    -2 ran from 1962-82. 20 years of production.
    -3 was 1982-87

    All of the dash numbers since, up to the -10 were short runs also when compared to the -2. Of them the -6 with a 5 year production run was the longest.
     
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  7. pitdog02

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    1958 Pre 29 4 screw pinto, I shoot mine.:dunno:
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  8. bac1023

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    Beautiful

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  9. fran m

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    I'd shoot it and also be proud to own that. Really nice. And you purchased it at a good price.
     
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