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Ragemachine
11-25-2012, 12:11 PM
I have an older s&w 629-1, 4 inch, stainless, 44 mag. I have been doing research on the gun. What does it mean when I read "California pre-lock"? Thanks for any info...

1000stars
11-25-2012, 12:24 PM
The new s&w revolvers now has an internal lock to lock the action with a small key.

anothergunnut
11-25-2012, 1:54 PM
It's just "pre-lock", nothing to do with California. By describing it as a 629-1, it lets people know certain things about the gun; all 629s are stainless steel 44 mags, the dash 1 tells about the specific engineering features which include that it is "pre-lock". You could go to the S&W forum to find the engineering changes that the dash numbers indicate.

Because the -1 is not on the roster, you would have some limitations on selling the gun if you desire to do so. They're nice guns and would sell quickly here if you price it right.

Ragemachine
11-25-2012, 2:31 PM
Thanks for the info, I bought the gun when I was young. It is the best for hiking, camping, and so on.... it is my favorite gun to carry.

What is the difference in shooting mine 44mag. And the same gun in a 45?