S&W 69 .44 Magnum 4.25"

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by ifithitu, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. ifithitu

    ifithitu Well-Known Member

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    I bought this S&W 69 .44 Magnum yesterday,haven't been to the range yet.
     

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  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Just seen a cable TV show on that gun...gotta love a short barreled .44 !!

    Here's my S&W Model 629 4"...circa 1984


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  3. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Is the 69 new or did you come across a lucky find?
     
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    The S&W Model 69 was introduced at the Shot Show in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2014

    The five-shot Model 69 is the first 44 Magnum to be built on the L Frame, and is a bit more compact than the 629 six-shot 44 Magnum N Frame revolver.

    The Model 69 is not the lightest 44 Magnum from Smith & Wesson, which is the N-frame 329.

    The Model 69 is a full quarter-pound lighter than a comparable Model 629, but most importantly, it is a bit smaller, and the five-shot cylinder places the bolt notches between the chambers, instead of directly over the chambers, which effectively weakens the chamber wall. The Model 69 also uses S&W's two-piece barrel design, with the actual barrel inside of the outer shroud.
     
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