Dating smith and wesson revolvers
The 29/629 is no longer "the most powerful handgun in the world" as it was characterized in Dirty Harry.There are a few iconic revolvers - ones which almost everyone has heard of, whether or not they know much of anything about guns. Those of us in the know call it the Smith & Wesson Model 29, with its related stainless steel version, the Model 629.There is also a lighter weight version called the 329 Night Guard, which has a Scandium Alloy frame, but that deserves a separate review.During this development period, while researching existing patents, it was found that a Rollin White had patented a bored through cylinder for a paper cartridge some time earlier." A licensing agreement was arranged between Smith and Wesson and Rollin White.In 1855, Rollin White patented the bored-through cylinder.
Features a single-action/double-action trigger and all-stainless steel construction with a matte finish.The 629 employs a dovetail red ramp front sight and an adjustable white outline rear sight. S&W recommends the 629 for recreational shooting, hunting and personal protection.