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Old 08-26-2014, 08:02 AM   #1
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An old friend of mine (through work) has proposed a Smith & Wesson revolver trade. He has a 4" 629 Classic that he bought new in 1990, no longer has box or original grips. Has fired approx 500 rounds through it. He is in early 70s and wants to trade it straight across for my Model 15, which is one of my favorite revolvers (Ft. Worth PD marked trade-in, and a very accurate handgun in over 90% condition). He doesn't want to sell, just trade. He doesn't care about which is worth more, he says .44 Magnum recoils too much to be fun anymore and the .38 special is still fun.

I have month to decide, he is bringing it with him to a mtg that we are both attending next month. I know that the 629 is much more valuable but I really like my old 15.

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Old 08-26-2014, 08:54 AM   #2
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(A gun post at last! Thanks KL.)

The 629 is more valuable or at least it will have more resale potential given it does not have the lock and so on. On the other hand, you'll have a tough time ever replacing that specific vintage and version of a 15 with its history and all. As much as I love shooting our S&W magnums, I couldn't bear to part with our new Model 10, 38 special, fixed sights and all only because shooting it is a whole different world than shooting the big stuff. If it had a history like your 15, I'd even be more convinced to never let it go. If all your friend wants is a milder shooting S&W, pay him for the 629 and he can go out and buy a new or used Model 10 or 15 or similar. Keep your 15.

If he is concerned about the new S&W revolvers as to how they shoot, show him some of my posts.These things continue to amaze me.

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I am with the lady on this. Your friend should understand that the gun means more to you than just something to shoot. He may even be able to work a trade for his 629 at a shop.
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So is it just that Mod 15 or can u get one somewhere like GunBroker and swap? Just thinkin.
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He wants that one. He likes the "FWPD" stamped on the frame and knows that it is in really nice condition. I've thought about looking for another one to trade but I would have to buy one sight unseen (except pics) off of a gun auction web site, there is little chance that I will find one locally. I live in RURAL Kansas.



not a great picture but a nice old revolver.

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Let him find his own FWPD version and take HIS chances off a gun website unless you really want that particular 629. As far as S&W revolvers go (or for that matter, Ruger revolvers), the easiest used models to find are the 44 mags. Walk into just about any gun store and you'll find one for sale and most have been used very little. You and I both know why, too.
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He wants that one. He likes the "FWPD" stamped on the frame and knows that it is in really nice condition. I've thought about looking for another one to trade but I would have to buy one sight unseen (except pics) off of a gun auction web site, there is little chance that I will find one locally. I live in RURAL Kansas.



not a great picture but a nice old revolver.
Nice looking DA.
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.... unless you really want that particular 629. As far as S&W revolvers go (or for that matter, Ruger revolvers), the easiest used models to find are the 44 mags. Walk into just about any gun store and you'll find one for sale and most have been used very little. You and I both know why, too.
I do like the 629 Classic (looks like a bigger version of my 686) but it is not the model that I would go shopping for. I would be more tempted if he had a blue 4" 29. And, you're right, I do know why .44s are among the most common used models. That's why he wants to trade it off.
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Yeah, a nice blued Classic would tempt me, too.
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