Smith & Wesson 629 .44 Magnum revolver

This item is HIRE ONLY for use by a recognised Film, TV, Commercials or Theatre production company.

 

 

Overview

The Smith & Wesson 629 revolver has a 6 shot swing-out cylinder, is chambered for .44 Magnum and is made almost entirely from stainless steel.

Introduced in 1978, the Smith and Wesson Model 629 is a stainless steel version of their older Model 29 dating from 1957.

The 629 model designation derives from Smith and Wesson’s practice of denoting a stainless steel version of one of their already existing designs by placing a “6” in front of the model number of the original weapon. The 629 variant features a full length barrel underlug.

The Smith & Wesson Model 29 is a six-shot, double-action revolver chambered for the .44 Magnum cartridge and manufactured by Smith & Wesson.

The Model 29 was made famous by and is still most often associated with the fictional character “Dirty” Harry Callaghan from the “Dirty Harry” series of films starring Clint Eastwood. After the movie’s release retailers had trouble keeping the Model 29 in stock.

Superceded now by bigger pocket artillery, at the time of its introduction, the Model 29 was “the most powerful handgun in the world…”.

Helpful Info

Regarding dates and period correctness, this item is appropriate for use from the 1986 up to the present day.

Foxtrot example shown here is a Smith & Wesson 629 revolver with an 8 3/4”. barrel. It is chambered for .357 Magnum, is fitted with factory wood grips, adjustable sights and is in a stainless finish.

Film Set Notes

Added bonus with revolvers is the option of blanks loaded with black powder that gives a slower burn than smokeless loads, resulting in a bright muzzle flash, accompanied by an amount of smoke, a dramatic effect.

A revolver also has some of the most distinctive loading sounds when cylinder is snapped closed or the hammer cocked. Worth the trouble of getting some good close miked wild tracks of these sounds – it is good ‘punctuation’ in a drama soundscape.