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Eric Yarnell
October 6, 2001, 03:35 PM
My dad has a S&W 629-2 he is trying to sell and I'm not sure what to tell him he has.

The gun has a brushed stainless finish and a 4" barrel. The barrel is tapered like the mountain gun but nowhere on it says mountain gun.

Ser. # is BDW4902. Firing pin is on the hammer.

What is it? Mountain or no?

JNewell
October 6, 2001, 06:43 PM
Yes, it's an MG. From John Taffin:

The most famous, and probably the most sought after, Model 629 is the Mountain Gun. There have been three runs of Mountain Guns in .44 Magnum all with round butts and four-inch .44 Special type slim tapered barrels. The first run consisted of special group of blued Model 29's for the Smith & Wesson Collector's Association's 25th Anniversary. The regular factory production of the Mountain Gun consisted of 629-2 Mountain Revolvers in 1989 followed by a second run in 1993.

http://www.sixguns.com/range/SmithWesson44Mag.htm

I've seen some of the 629-2 but they were all verrrrry loose. :( That's the tradeoff for the hammer-mounted firing pin.

Johnny Guest
October 12, 2001, 03:54 PM
Eric--
last month, there was a fairly interesting exchange about S&W Mountain Gun/Mountain Revolver types at - - -

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=82757

The main thrust was the one in .45 Colt but there's some other stuff there as well.

Another string:

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=83461

I'm sure there are still others. You might want to run a text search for Mountain Revolver and Mountain Gun in Handguns, General and Handguns, Revolvers fora here on TFL.

Good luck,
Johnny