I think it was 1976 or 1977, I had saved for over a year and was finally getting my Smith and Wesson model 29-2 in a presentation case. I opened the case, opened the cylinder, cocked the gun, attempted to dry fire and .........nope, nada, nothing. The mainspring connector at the top was twisted this put the mainspring in a bind and it would not fire (although a pretty easy fix), the barrel and cylinder were a nicely polished blue and the frame was basically matte blue. Several metal burrs in the cylinder area, difficult DA pull, once I corrected the main spring,,,,,,,,,,,welcome to the world of a Bangor Punta Smith and Wesson..........it was not a high quality firearm. I kept it and finally said good bye last year. I have many nice examples of S&W's, that Model 29 was NOT one of them.