In 1985, S&W got the great idea to take their 629 in .44 Magnum, cut the
cylinder down to accept only .44 Specials, screw the barrel in a little bit
to take up the gap and offer a model 624. Ostensibly meant as a "target"
revolver it was also marketed in short barrel versions for self defense in
home and afield, mostly by Lew Horton. While sources differ on exact
dates, this model was offered 1985-1988 and less than 10,000 were made.
THIS GUN, is a standard target version, a 624 (no dash). Six and half inch
barrel, target hammer w/ firing pin and grooved trigger, standard S&W wooden
grips. Every indications from the serial number (AHBxxxx) to the Product
Code 103582 indicates it was made in 1985. It is in very good condition,
having been enjoyed over the years, but not abused. It includes the box,
the cleaning rod, screwdriver and instruction booklet.
These have sold (actually sold) on GunBroker recently for $545. Before I
put it on GB, I'm offering it for $525 (Money Order) plus $30 shipping to your FFL.
(And the reason for selling: I'm trying to simplify life. I don't need
both .44Special and .44Magnum)