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Old 12-22-2014, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default S&W 629 "Stealth Hunter"

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Can someone tell me if the S&W 629 "Stealth Hunter" (or the 629 in general) has a manual safety of some sort?
Or is it ready to fire the moment the top chamber in the cylinder is loaded?

Furthermore, does the rail on top of the barrel accept attachments (like sights) made for picantinny-rails, or would they need an adapter?

Last but not least, is the "Stealth Hunter" a gun that is only for sale "in theory", or are there actually people who own one (if there are, I guess it's very rare. Right?)?

Couldn't find the info, not even on the S&W homepage.

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By the way, I'm asking because I "upgraded" a protagonist in my novel-project from a .50AE-Deagle to this one (or I want to), because it fits his character better.
But if the gun is practically not existing I'll look for a different gun.
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Looks like the top rail on the Stealth Hunter is a picatinny rail. So accessories can be mounted to it. And as far as I know the revolver does not have a manual safety. It might have a drop safety where you pull the hammer back to it's first catch so it won't fire if you should drop it but not familiar enough with the 629 to know if it has it. Actually just read that modern revolvers are drop safe. There is a mechanism that blocks the hammer unless the trigger is pulled.

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Old 12-22-2014, 10:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Actually, the way modern revolvers work is by a transfer bar "safety". The hammer does not come forward far enough to hit the firing pin. When the trigger is pulled, the transfer bar raises up and basically fills the gap allowing the hammer to drive the firing pin into the primer. Without the transfer bar raising into place, the gun can't fire.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Originally Posted by oppo View Post
Actually, the way modern revolvers work is by a transfer bar "safety". The hammer does not come forward far enough to hit the firing pin. When the trigger is pulled, the transfer bar raises up and basically fills the gap allowing the hammer to drive the firing pin into the primer. Without the transfer bar raising into place, the gun can't fire.
Thank you. That is what I was trying to say but failed miserably.
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Yes, the Stealth Hunter is for sale to the public. I have been very close to buying several over the years
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Jo6pak View Post
Yes, the Stealth Hunter is for sale to the public.
I know that it's on sale.
I just wondered if people actually (consider to) buy it, or if it's among guns what the Bugatti is among cars, that it's on sale but doesn't really get bought.
Because, for my not very gun-educated world, it's quite a ridiculously sized piece (and quite expensive as well).


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They are investment quality but fun to shoot. Lots sold here.
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Ridiculously sized? Nah, it isn't that big. The X frames, on the other hand, those are pretty big.
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Perfect size to me until a 3 by 9 scope is attached.
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Price of the SW Stealth Hunter is on par with the DE at around $1600 USD

As for size, (using the 6" barreled version of the Desert Eagle.)

Stealth Hunter= 12.9" (32.7cm) and 3.5lbs (1587g)

Desert Eagle= 10.75" (27.4cm) and 4.6lbs (1984g)

Go with the Smith and Wesson, Desert Eagles are bit cliché.
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