Stainless Smith And Wesson 629 Classic DX 44 Mag with Redfield 2.5x - 7x EER Scope, Hogue Grip - The ultimate Hunter's Pistol competition or hunting revolver, everything in the auction is worth well over $1,000; this is the 8 3/8" model 629-3 .44 Magnum Classic DX. The DX is Smith & Wesson's most accurate .44 revolver and must shoot a group no larger then 1 1/2" at 50 yrds before it is allowed to leave the factory. The factory sights on this gun were replaced with a Bo Mar (the rear not pictured but is included in the sale along with the scope); right now the gun is fitted with a Redfield EER 2.5x - 7x Scope. The timing is right on and it locks up nice and tight. The gun is in excellent condition; I used it for silhouette competition and it was great, but I just don't have the time to get out so I am selling it. My friend the Smith said to be sure to note to you that this gun has no MIM parts, all steel. The Redfield scope is set on a Weaver mount which was factory drilled and tapped; the scope was bought new by me and cost almost $400.
Here is some of an article I found on the Web comparing the Freedom Arms $1,400 "Field Grade" 44 Mag and the 629 DX
"We pitted a $2,000 Freedom Arms .44 Magnum against the $800 Smith & Wesson Model 629 Classic DX and came up with a money-saving finding."
No experienced shooter would argue that Freedom Arms’ products are some of the finest revolvers on the market today—which accounts for their presence in the hands of many top field shooters. But Freedom’s revolvers are extremely expensive, generally running from $1,300 to $2,000 a copy, and at this writing, there is a seven-month wait to take possession of one. Because of the cost and scarcity of Freedom products, many shooters are wondering if the guns are worth the wait, which means they would consider buying the readily available and more affordable Smith & Wesson 629 Classic DX. A quick look at prices for the two guns shows a big difference. A favorite Freedom gun among serious shooters is the Field Grade .44 revolver. This gun has a trigger overtravel screw, Pachmayr grips, a field-grade finish and a 10-inch barrel. The price on guns of this sort run $1,304.35. In contrast, the retail price of the 629 Classic DX is $838, plus the preferred $93 Bo-Mar sights. The price difference between it and a Field Grade Freedom Arms gun is $466, not an insubstantial amount, but not too much more to spend for a serious hunter. However, because the S&W is sold through dealers, the guns can be found for prices that are less than suggested retail. You can reasonably expect to save at least 20 percent to 25 percent off list. This makes the price difference between the guns somewhere near $600, which is getting on toward serious money.
However, if you save money but shoot an inferior product, then the additional pocket change isn’t worth it. So Field Tests decided to see how well the S&W 629 matched up with a pricey Freedom Arms revolver. Here’s what we found.
"The most striking conclusion our testers made was that they could live with either gun, which gives the DX a sizable edge for any shooter who must watch his money. In range shooting, our testers noted no apparent difference in perceived accuracy or shootability...Freedom Arms is a consistently more accurate revolver than the Smith & Wesson. However, the difference is very small."
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Payment: Payment will be by Postal Money Order; and I must be able to verify with the PO the validity of the MO
Shipping: The DX and Scope will be shipped by my FFL to your FFL, NO exceptions; my FFL uses multiple shipping means, so whatever they use is what will be used (I have no control over it). Buyer will pay a fixed shipping cost of $15.00 (since my FFL charges me a fixed $20 to ship)