Iconic Guns of Hollywood and America

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posted on April 29, 2020
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THIS Smith & Wesson Model 29 is chambered in .44 Remington Magnum and is from the NRA Museums Collection—a gift from John Milius.

Dirty Harry posterSmith & Wesson Model 29
This S&W is perhaps the most famous firearm in modern movie history. It could be argued that it is the most recognized and identifiable gun in the history of firearms. It is one of three that were procured for the films “Dirty Harry” (1971) and “Magnum Force” (1973). This revolver was presented to screenwriter John Milius for his uncredited contribution to Dirty Harry and his writing credit in “Magnum Force.” 

While numbers manufactured are still a closely guarded factory secret, it is common knowledge among collectors and FFL dealers that a Model 29 with a 6.5-inch barrel was literally impossible to get for nearly a dozen years as retailers had waiting lists of anxious customers. They still command a premium on today’s collector’s market. 

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