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S&W 29-2

NOAHNOAH Member Posts: 9,690
edited January 2012 in Ask the Experts
i just got one this weekend and was looking at blue book and it states that the bbl is 6 & 1/2 inches long but mine measures at
5 & 7/8's or 6". WTH [?]and it is a 29-2 on the frame when you open cylinder.can you enlighten me
Thanks , and i measured from end of bbl to where cylinder closes on bbl.

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    NOAHNOAH Member Posts: 9,690
    edited November -1
    Can anyone give me a date of manufacture?
    N861xxx
    Thank you
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    andrewsw16andrewsw16 Member Posts: 10,728 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    My 29-2 has a 6.5 inch barrel. My daughter's 29-4 has a 6 inch. Perhaps the previous owner did a barrel swap with a later model.

    Reference comments below, they do make sense. I got my 29-2 with the 6.5 inch barrel in 1973.
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    lkanneslkannes Member Posts: 2,270 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    My 29-2 has a 6" barrel
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    cussedemguncussedemgun Member Posts: 985 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    NOAH,

    Per "The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson";

    The S&W M29-2 was made from 1962 to 1982
    In 1979 the 6 1/2" barrel was dropped in favor of 6" for standard length
    The 6 1/2" barrel will usually bring a 10* premium even though the 6" is less common.

    Hope this helps, Jim
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    nmyersnmyers Member Posts: 16,879 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Just checking, we measure the barrel of a revolver from the front of the barrel to the place where the barrel almost meets the cylinder.

    Neal
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    Laredo LeftyLaredo Lefty Member Posts: 13,451 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Jim pretty much exlained it, the barrel lengths were changed in 1979. The 6 1/2 inchers would all be 29-2 or earlier.
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    NOAHNOAH Member Posts: 9,690
    edited November -1
    that is what i was looking for THANKS., so the 6" was only made for 3 years, very interesting[;)]quote:Originally posted by cussedemgun
    NOAH,

    Per "The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson";

    The S&W M29-2 was made from 1962 to 1982
    In 1979 the 6 1/2" barrel was dropped in favor of 6" for standard length
    The 6 1/2" barrel will usually bring a 10* premium even though the 6" is less common.

    Hope this helps, Jim
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