I would like to get a 29 this year.
I picked this up last weekend. It's a bullet and brass from the gun used in the movie. Kind of goofy, I know, but a neat thing to hang on the wall.
Dirty Harry Model 29 Framed Casing Set
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While the movie Dirty Harry featured many famous actors, the true star of the film was the Smith & Wesson Model 29 that served as Harry Callahan's justice-wielding machine. Featured in Dirty Harry in 1971 and Magnum Force in 1973, Callahan's Model 29 was there at his side as he protected victims of violent crime and fought fugitives with deadly force. As Callahan challenged, "Go ahead, make my day" and "You've got to ask yourself one question: "'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do you, punk?", the Model 29 answered. No criminal in the movies could escape the ultimate doom of the Model 29 thanks to its consistent performance and pure firing power.
Smith & Wesson began producing the N-frame revolver in .44 Magnum in 1955, and in 1957 it was given the Model 29 designation when the factory imposed a new rule requiring all revolvers to display their model numbers on the yoke. The firearm became known as the most powerful handgun in the world, and, since that moment in history, public authority figures and citizens alike have chosen the Model 29 as their sidearm. However, it wasn't until the Dirty Harry movies that the firearm gained legendary popularity and sales soared.
The Dirty Harry (1971) Smith & Wesson Model 29 has a 6.5 inch barrel length with a six round capacity, features a red ramp front sight, adjustable rear sight and blue finish with customized Smith & Wesson Golcona Aves grip panels. The barrel is screwed in and secured by a pin driven through the frame and a notch in the barrel, also known as "pinned," and the rear of the bored cylinder holes are countersunk so when loaded the cartridge rims are fully enclosed by the cylinder, known as "recessed." Crush-fit barrels replaced the pinned barrels and recessed cylinders in 1982, and other changes have been made to the Model 29 throughout the years, but this particular model is the most iconic and recognizable today.
Now the firearm is on loan to the National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Va., from John Milius, the writer of Dirty Harry and Magnum Force. Warner Brothers presented the firearm to Milius for his essential role and influence in the two films, which is cited on the inlet silver plate of the revolver's left grip. On February 18 and 19, 2014, the Model 29 was fired by NRA Headquarters Staff, including General Operations Executive Director Kyle Weaver, to create this custom collector's set. The set contains a .44 MAG bullet and casing accompanied by a classic image portrayal of Harry Callahan holding the Model 29 along with a historical note. Printed and framed by Made in USA Framing, LLC, the display features a 20"H x 13"W distressed gray-brown frame with triple matting in white with cinder gray accents. Only 1,130 pieces were produced exclusively for Friends of NRA to recognize the impact of the Model 29 on firearms history.