View Full Version : 629-5 vs. 629-6...???

August 20, 2001, 08:58 PM
John Taffin's site has a good explanation of the changes in the 29/629, but doesn't discuss the changes from the 629-5 to 629-6...does anyone here know what changes were made?

May 15, 2005, 05:44 PM
Kinda curious myself...

Come on, don't be shy--you've had 4 years to think about it! :D

Johnny Guest
May 15, 2005, 08:16 PM
I read this one and whupped out my trusty Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson Second Edition. Uh-oh. Nothing there on the dash six. Book published in 2001. Sorry 'bout that.

May 15, 2005, 10:04 PM
Here's what prompted this bit of thread-reanimation on my part.

I was recently offered a decent deal on a 629-6 by a coworker and couldn't resist.

I now own a 5"bbl 629-6 marked "629 Classic" on the left side of the barrel with S&W marked Hogue rubber grips. I was going to take the cylinder/crane off to clean the revolver and found to my surprise that the screw that used to perform that function doesn't exist anymore! :eek:

I don't know for sure that this happened between the -5 and the -6, I'm not a 629 expert, I've only owned a couple and the most recent model (before this one) was a -2.

The manual conveniently doesn't even have an exploded diagram or a parts list and has absolutely no information on disassembly. :(