Tuesday, April 21, 2015

They Say It's Your Birthday...

Actually, it's mine. It's a numerically significant one - but only because it ties in with a grail gun. I've made 44 revolutions around the sun as of today, so in that vein, I'm looking to acquire my .44 Magnum grail gun this year: a Smith & Wesson model 29.


But not just any model 29, no. See, that would be easy. What I want is the final piece of the Smith & Wesson target trifecta. I've got the model 17 (.22LR). I've got the model 27 (.357 Magnum). I need the 8 3/8" barrel, target hammer, target trigger, diamond grips version of the model 29.

I've got a year to find it. I may break down and buy the Dirty Harry model (6.5" barrel) if I can't find the 8 3/8" version for a reasonable price ($2K+??? It ain't a Python, folks!). I'd also be amenable to the 10" barrel version for the .44 Magnum.

Keep your eyes peeled and let me know if you come across one, thanks!

That is all.

18 comments:

jhrosier said...

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY already.
It is mine too (67th.)
Nobody seems to notice anymore.

Jack ( still marooned in MA.)

Daniel Watters said...

Celebrating birthdays by collecting the matching S&W model number might be more fun.

libertyman said...

Happy birthday, young feller!

ASM826 said...
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ASM826 said...

Model 29, 8 in barrel, $1,095.00 .

Starik Igolkin said...

Awesome way to mark birthdays. Many happy returns!

Ygolonac said...

Not Sledge Hammer's 629? :V

Matthew said...

Check out Alaskaslist.com and the Armslist.com for Alaska.

More than a few of the long-barrel 29's go through up here.

Also try my Marine buddy's shop, Gunrunners.com.

Keads said...

Happy Bday Jay!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to need a deagle soon, I guess

Hat Trick said...

Can't help on the Model 29 but Happy Birthday!

joel said...

http://www.armslist.com/posts/3965736/hampton-roads-virginia-handguns-for-sale--smith---wesson-model-29-classic-revolver

Old NFO said...

Good luck with that, and Happy Birthday!

Jim said...

First, Happy Birthday.

Second, if you don't hold out for a 29-2, well, then you're cheating yourself.

Pinned and recessed; The Classic.

Lay a 29-2 and a 29-3 on a table, side by side. The difference in the bluing is not subtle, not even in the slightest.

If this is truly a Grail Gun, then make it the True Grail.

Choose wisely, lest ye crumble into dust!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Anonymous said...

If you don't have a Model 57 you ain't got $h!+. Almost the power without the recoil of the 29. Try it, you'll like it
wildbill

Steve Diaz said...

Here you go...Happy birthday...

http://www.gunsamerica.com/966744284/SMITH-WESSON-MODEL-29-2-BLUE-BARREL-8-3-8.htm

Eainsdad said...

I have one. 6.5 inch barrel.
I paid 1200.00 for it two years ago. It has about three hundred rounds through it.

Anonymous said...

Why get one just like everyone else's

https://www.northwestfirearms.com/threads/sw-629-revolver-stealth-hunter-8-44-mag.195309/