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Old 09-03-2017, 1:46 PM
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Default In praise of Smith & Wesson...

Last spring I bought this beautiful (used) S&W Model 29-3 .44 Magnum:



After firing enough rounds to fall totally in love with it, I sent the gun back to S&W for a fresh finish and a trigger job. Well, after five weeks they wrote back and told me that Ėhorror of horrors! Ė the frame was cracked!! And, bottom line, they couldnít repair it back to a safe condition.

Damn! I thought I was scrued to the tune of 900 clams... until they told me that since their products come with a lifetime guarantee, they would send me a brand-new revolver absolutely free... not even any shipping charge!

Well, you couldíve knocked me over with a feather... In this day and age, when it sometimes seems as if everything is cheap and designed to fall apart in a year or so, to think that a firearms company would stand out like this... simply incredible. And, true to their word, they delivered me this beauty, a stainless 629 Classic Deluxe:



Sweeeeet!! I havenít had a chance to shoot it yet because my indoor range has swamp coolers instead of AC and itís still too bloody hot, but not for much longer... I canít wait to try it out!

My hatís off to S&W... they are a flat-out brilliant American company, and I will remain an admiring and loyal customer for however long I last.

~Aiala~
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Old 09-03-2017, 2:14 PM
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That sir is Beautiful !

That said, the range I go to (but not all summer long) has A/C & still stupid hot in there.

I no longer go, if I'm gonna sweat, then the free use of outdoors is fine w/me, as I'll not pay for that !

Congrats on a nice firearm !
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Old 09-03-2017, 11:29 PM
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That's lovely! I have been hearing such things about S&W as well as Ruger. Good these companies are making things right for their customers, it really means a lot.

How did you work out receiving the new revolver? Because it is quite a different revolver, not even just a different serial number of the same model, did you have to work it out through a local FFL?
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Old 09-03-2017, 11:33 PM
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Wow, nice upgrade!
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Old 09-04-2017, 5:38 AM
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How did you work out receiving the new revolver? Because it is quite a different revolver, not even just a different serial number of the same model, did you have to work it out through a local FFL?
Exactly right... S&W shipped the new revolver to my FFL, then I had to DROS it and wait ten days to pick it up.

More than worth it, though!

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Old 09-04-2017, 5:45 AM
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Wow, nice upgrade!
Not really, but you must give them credit- they did the best they could and did right by the customer.
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That was cool of them but... it's not as nice as what you had..
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Wow, nice upgrade!
No that's a down grade. Still nice though.
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Old 09-04-2017, 6:21 AM
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Um yeah where's the old one? Broken or not.
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Old 09-04-2017, 6:48 AM
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Um yeah where's the old one? Broken or not.
I guess you'd have to ask S&W.

And yes, I'll still be on the lookout for a bright-nickeled classic like the one I lost... after all, a lady can never have too many 29's!

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Old 09-04-2017, 6:56 AM
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Nice to hear. I had to ship my Performance Center 327PD back to S&W about 5 years ago to address a light strike timing issue. They took it back no fuss, no drama, fixed it, and shipped it back to me with the original grips and threw in a set of the new-style Performance Center walnut grips as well.
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Old 09-04-2017, 7:15 AM
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I guess you'd have to ask S&W.

And yes, I'll still be on the lookout for a bright-nickeled classic like the one I lost... after all, a lady can never have too many 29's!

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Did they tell you where the crack was on the revolver?

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Old 09-04-2017, 8:52 AM
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Did they tell you where the crack was on the revolver?
No, they just said the frame was cracked, but didn't say where.

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Old 09-04-2017, 8:54 AM
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Do you think it was cracked when you got it?
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Old 09-04-2017, 9:14 AM
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Do you think it was cracked when you got it?
There's no way for me to be absolute certain, but I imagine it was already cracked. I put very few rounds through it after the purchase... probably fewer than two dozen, and more of those were .44 specials than magnums.

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I hope you get another 29 eventually. That one you had was nothing less than stunning.
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I hope you get another 29 eventually. That one you had was nothing less than stunning.
Thanks, Jarhead. I'm keeping a sharp eye out, believe me!

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Old 09-24-2017, 7:33 AM
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Well, I finally got to test-drive the replacement 629 S&W sent me, and...

ZOWIE!!

Even just getting warmed up, I did reasonably well (for me, anyway!)



44 mag 240-grain RNFP at 20 feet... boy, what a sweet gun! And those Pachmayr American Heritage grips are the cat's meow. Let me tell you, I was one happy ol' gal... you betcha! Can't wait to go again.

~A~
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Well, I finally got to test-drive the replacement 629 S&W sent me, and...

ZOWIE!!

Even just getting warmed up, I did reasonably well (for me, anyway!)



44 mag 240-grain RNFP at 20 feet... boy, what a sweet gun! And those Pachmayr American Heritage grips are the cat's meow. Let me tell you, I was one happy ol' gal... you betcha! Can't wait to go again.

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Very nice Aiala, 240 grain 44 mag is just plain fun
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nice shooter and shooting, Alala!
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Just use it for an excuse to keep buying "her" guns till you find the right one...good way to check off your wanted to buy list with the idea of finding her the one she wants of course :D
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