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Smith & Wesson 629 6" Barrel .44 Magnum
Smith & Wesson 629 Stainless .44MAG 6" 163606
Smith & Wesson 629 6" Barrel .44MAG (163606)

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"Go Ahead, Make My Day". The Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum revolver was the first, and arguably the most important big bore, high performance handgun ever made. Until it arrived on the scene, there really weren't any handguns available for the serious sportsman.

The .44 Magnum cartridge was invented by Elmer Keith in 1955 and was released commercially later that year by Smith & Wesson with the Model 29 revolver. Both the cartridge and the gun would spend the next decade-and-a-half languishing in relative obscurity, only finding limited success, primarily among those in law enforcement, handgun enthusiasts or hunters.

Then in 1971, the Smith & Wesson company, the Model 29 revolver and the .44 Magnum cartridge were about to get launched into super-stardom by an unlikely source- the Hollywood feature film. Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" debuted with the immortal line, "I know what you're thinking, punk. You're thinking "did he fire six shots or only five?" Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and will blow your head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself a question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?".

The rest is history. Even though it technically wasn't the most powerful handgun in the world (even at that time), the public really didn't seem to care.

With the ensuing explosion in popularity and subsequent gun sales that followed, it would take retail stores several years before they were able to keep up with demand. Most buyers weren't even sure why they needed a Smith & Wesson Model 29, they just knew it was good enough for the beloved Inspector Harry Callahan, so it was good enough for them.

In 1978, the Model 629 had finally arrived. It was an all weather, stainless steel version of the blued steel Model 29. Similarly, it was a large N- frame sized platform and the revolver was capable of handling hot .44 magnum ammunition.

Its a solid wheel gun that balances well in the hand. In the case of the 629, a thick barrel adds weight to the front of the gun, balancing it nicely, and also helps absorb recoil.

The gun is beefy, tipping the scales at 45 ounces unloaded. The six-round cylinder is fluted and the sights are exceptional.

It has traditional style adjustable sights with a white outline rear and red ramp front. With the aid of a small flathead screwdriver, the rear sight is adjustable for both windage and elevation. The 629 is equally at home firing full power .44 Magnum, as it is reduced recoil .44 Special loads.

The smooth organic contours make it a superb hunting gun. It�s a bit heavy for concealed carry or self- defense, but an ergonomic design combined with superior stopping power make it an excellent choice for taking dangerous game, or as a hiking back- up while in bear country.

It has a transfer bar safety mounted on the frame. If you're unfamiliar with the function of a transfer bar, it is a thin strip of metal that rises once the trigger is squeezed, allowing the hammer's energy to be transferred to the firing pin and then on to the primer.

The invention of the transfer bar safety allowed revolvers to be carried with a full six rounds in the cylinder without the chance of the hammer being snagged and / or being dropped, then inadvertently fired. In addition, the gun is equipped with a built in key lock to disable the gun for safe storage.

The Smith & Wesson Model 629's satin finish provides an overall pleasing appearance, while the solid forged stainless steel chassis ensures longevity. Shots can be fired in either a double action mode, or for greater precision, the hammer can be easily cocked back and fired using a crisp single action trigger pull.

The hammer is checkered on the top side, making cocking sure and foolproof. The double action mode is long, but the trigger remains smooth throughout.

When cocking the hammer for single action, the trigger pull is almost imperceptible. The 6- inch barrel features an elegantly sculpted under lug that protects the ejector rod from being bent if the underside of the barrel were to violently strike against something, or even get dropped on the pavement.

An extremely smooth cylinder latch, combined with positive cartridge extraction, make reloading easy. The rubber grip on the 629 accommodates all three of the shooter�s gripping fingers for a firm and secure hold, and also helps to absorb recoil.

Overall, the Smith & Wesson Model 629 is an excellent choice for any shooter looking for a powerful, versatile, simple to use, accurate, reliable and durable all around hunting handgun.
Proven 44 Magnum- from wild hogs to bears, power for most dangerous game
Half Underlug Barrel
Incredibly Smooth Action
Light, Crisp Trigger
Caliber: .44 Magnum / .44 Special
Cylinder Capacity: 6- Round
Frame & Cylinder: Stainless Steel
Barrel Length: 6"
Traditional Double Action
Sights: Adjsutable White Outline Rear, Red Ramp Front
Weight: 45 ozs.
Grips: Hogue Tamer Monogrip
Warranty: Lifetime

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