Smith & Wesson Model 329PD .44 Magnum. Almost certainly the first revolver of its kind ever released by the factory, serial CFV9377 was shipped to American Handgunner writer Charles Petty on 4/16/03, his feature article being published in the July/August 2004 issue (electronic copy included). Features include a 4-inch barrel, red fiber optic front sight, “shallow V” adjustable rear sight, tuned trigger, smooth grooved rosewood grips and an extra set of textured rubber logo grips. Weight is just 27 ounces. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright, and the cylinder locks properly tight. Finishes are approximately 97 percent, with minor indications of handling, along with modest staining and imprinting toward the front of the cylinder. PROVENANCE: The original invoice detailing shipment to Mr. Petty is included and an electronic (scanned) copy of the feature article will be forwarded. INCLUSIONS: The original factory hard case with correct end label, fired casing (dated 4/9/03), instructions, warranty card, safety lock keys and an adaptor for the rubber grips are included.