At the time of its introduction the Model 29 was the most powerful production handgun, although it was later overtaken by handguns chambered for the even larger .454 Casull and .50 Action Express cartridges. It was made famous worldwide by association with the fictional character "Dirty Harry" Callahan.

This model comes in excellent condition in its original wooden display box with factory cleaning rods, brushes and adjustment screwdriver. Part of the felt portion of the case is cracked, but the remainder of it is in excellent condition.

The serial number places the year of manufacture in 1975 and the firearm has all its original parts including the factory grips and blued finish.