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Old September 10, 2010, 07:30 PM   #3337
laytonj1
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weren't they made between 82 and 88? the dash ones I mean
Yes. Below is the breakdown for standard 629's. Classic and Classic DX's were slightly different.

629 no dash = 1979 to 1982.
629-1 = 1982 to 1988. Eliminate pinned barrel and recessed cylinder.
629-2 = 1988 to 1989. New yoke retention. Radius stud package. Floating hand.
629-2E = 1989. Start endurance package. Hardened yoke and frame.
629-3 = 1989 to 1993. Longer stop notch. Bolt block added. Fixed hand.
629-4 = 1993 to 1997. Rounded rear sight leaf. Frame drilled and tapped.
629-5 = 1997 to 2001. Start of MIM. New frame. Floating firing pin.
629-6 = 2001 to 2005. Internal lock.
629-7 = 2005. 2 piece barrel design.
629-8 = 2006. Slabside barrel.

Jim
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