The air and pellet gun line included the models: 77A, 78G, 79G and 80G. You have a great firearm with a super trigger. Sounds like yours is in poor to fair condition. The company's first offering was a lever-action repeating pistol. Keep in mind that many Smith and Wesson guns produced before 1957 did not have a serial number stamped on them. It appears to be a No Dash without a pinned barrel but would like someone smarter than I to confirm this.
I have another question to add to my original question. These Target Masterpieces were the de rigueur competitive weapon in the day. At the time of its introduction the Model 29 was the most powerful production handgun, although it was later overtaken by handguns chambered for the even larger and cartridges. Is this the gun's serial number or is the proper serial number located under the grips? That is, 300 grn bullets maxed out with H110 or W 296. Any help would be greatly appreciated. One day I picked it up to look at and noticed it seemed a little odd looking.
But I am by no means an expert. I think I will be listing this up for sale as soon as I get the details of the gun ironed out. The 629 that I owned was not the 'Classic' which meant that it did not have the full length underlug. Furthermore, some internet forums are filled with helpful and knowledgeable people that would be happy to help try to interpret the serial number on your handgun. His intention for the new round was for it to be used in sidearms for hunters of large, dangerous game, rather than for self-defense, though with today's specialty cartridges, it can be a good defensive round. Has wear on the cylinder and barrel. Is there much of a difference between these models? You should see a minor reduction if muzzle jump, especially in the shorter barrel guns.
The 629 that I owned in the late 80's barrel twisted in the frame. Late 1974 — Early 1975 D750,001 — D870,000………Late 1975 — Early 1976 D870,001 — D999,999………Late 1976 — Early 1977 2D00001 - 2D80,000………. It was made famous worldwide by association with the fictional character. These models can begin with the prefix S, N, C, D or K. The 629 Classic variant features a full-length barrel underlug, other variants include the 629 Stealth Hunter. With articles appearing in various online publications, he has also contributed blogs for companies such as Granite Transformations and Blue Mile Cloud. Membership is free and we welcome all types of shooters, whether you're a novice or a pro.
Late 1950 — Early 1951 S80,500 — S85,999………. Jinks is the historian at Smith and Wesson, and the foremost authority on the subject. Early version 29-4 backpacker with 2. LeftHandShooter, Did it have a hammer? The 5 inches 130 mm barreled variant had a full length underlug. I was recently given the opportunity to acquire a 586 no-dash for a reasonable cost. Once you locate the serial number, then you are able to do some research and find out a little history on your gun. The longer barrel models were the ones mainly used by the silhoulette shooters.
Take the serial number from the underside of the grip frame. The video is slightly less specific about the Victory Model but is interesting. Which model of the 629 is supposed to be the best? The Combat Masterpiece K-38 Model 15 did not use a six inch barrel until 1986. About the Author Based in southern New Jersey, Mike McNez has been writing since 2010. Limited Lifetime Warranty: The product is warranted to the original consumer purchaser, for as long as he or she lives, against defects in materials, manufacture of assembly. The -4 and -5, produced from 1988 and 1990 respectively had changes to improve durability for heavy use.
You can send them a picture and they can find out more of the background on your gun along with the date manufactured. In 1982, the cost-cutting Model 29-3 dropped recessed cylinders and pinned barrels for crush-fit barrels. After the movie's release, retailers had trouble keeping the Model 29 in stock. For those Smith Wesson with serial numbers, see the pictures below to find where to look. Mountain Gun engraved by John K. Junk will always be junk, any real value, now and in the future would be in a firearm in good or better condition.
I've been following the site for awhile and finally decided to join. If you don't want to post the entire number, then doing something like M103xxx would work. It has a lot of info that might be of interest to many of you. I bought mine new around that same time, when they first came out. Do you have Standard or Target grips; trigger or hammer? Late 1955 — Early 1956 S150,000 — S175,999……Late 1956 — Early 1957 S176,000 — S181,999……Late 1957 — Early 1958 S182,000 — S194,499……Late 1958 — Early 1959 S194,500 — S206. I was shooting hand-loads mostly but I don't think I was loading them too awful hot.