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Always wanted a .44 Mag......FINALLY!

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Club' started by desertdisciple, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. desertdisciple

    desertdisciple CLM

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    Used, but flawless...
    S & W / MODEL 29-3

    My buddy had it for years, but only shot 6 rounds through it. It's been in his safe, for all these years, so he decided to let it go. I hadn't planned on buying it, but he brought it to range to show it to me & said he'd take $300 for it.
    Once I knew he was serious...it, of course, went to my truck!

    This picture doesn't do it justice. The finish has such depth, that it actually looks wet.

    ** So...Is it just me...or does every new addition,
    make you feel like a kid @ Christmas??? **


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  2. Can't see your pic but congrats on a great deal.

    I used to have a Model 29 with a 6" barrel and liked that pistol a lot. Then I wasn't shooting it at all and some friends were getting into CAS, so I traded it in for a Ruger Vaquero and took a beating on the trade-in value the dealer gave me. I'm kind of sorry I let that M29 go, but I guess I really had no use for a second .44Mag pistol.

    Someone I trust once told me to never sell a firearm and I think I should have listened to him. I think those M29s are going for twice what you paid for yours.
     

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  3. Glock 17L

    Glock 17L *GLOCKAHOLIC*

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    Congrats!!
    I also can't see the pic but know what a M29 looks like..
    What barrel lenth is it?
    It's crazy how well some of the older blued guns look..
    Dirty Harry would be proud of you..

    Well do you feel lucky? PUNK!!
     
  4. desertdisciple

    desertdisciple CLM

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    I keep telling folks it's a 6"...
    (however, I guess technically, it's actually 6-1/2").
     
  5. Two Guns

    Two Guns VIP MEMBER

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    What a great buy you got.It is a sweet looking wheel Gun.
     
  6. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    You got a great deal! You're right about the blueing, too. Here's my 29-2.

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    deadite
     
  7. desertdisciple

    desertdisciple CLM

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    Anyone know where one could get some medallion grips @ a good price?
    OR do those two phrases not go together (medallion grips --- good price)

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    *Would like some, darker than these that are on my 686...
    (maybe some like yours, deadite )
     
  8. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    Not really sure, but I have seen them at local gun shows and on Ebay and Gunbroker at times. I bet you could also go to the S&W Forum (http://smith-wessonforum.com/index.php) and post a thread in the WTB section. You'd have a pair in no time at all. Might be a little expensive, though, but you can find good deals.

    :)

    deadite
     
  9. desertdisciple

    desertdisciple CLM

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    Jul 30, 2003
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  10. desertdisciple

    desertdisciple CLM

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  11. Kentucky Shooter

    Kentucky Shooter NRA Life Member

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    Beautiful! what a steal of a price............congrats
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2010
  12. Vdoc

    Vdoc

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    At that price I'd take Two.
    For What you paid for it you owe yourself an origial set of grips at any price!
     
  13. desertdisciple

    desertdisciple CLM

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    I decided that I agreed!
    Found a set that a guy said he had removed, immediately after purchase, to put on a set of Hogues.
    They definitely look LIKE NEW. Got them in an Ebay Auction for $71. Makes a big difference in the sweet look of this .44.

    Just had to share a peep! :wow:



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  14. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    Much better! Nice pix!

    deadite
     
  15. desertdisciple

    desertdisciple CLM

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    Arizona
    Fun for the range!
    (ESPECIALLY, with friends who have never shot much more than a 9mm or .40)

    Anyone think I should locate a decent, affordable, shoulder holster...
    Just to give the Harry Callahan carry a try?