Picked up a "New" Model 28 4"

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    Picked up a "New" Model 28 4"

    Hello. I found a clean and "nearly new" Model 28 at a good price the other day. I do not think that the service stocks that came on it were original as they were dinged up pretty good. This gun has no holster wear comensurate with the beat up stocks. For now, I stuck a set of the large N-frame target grips on it.


    This one has the "N" serial number and the action was not quite as smooth as other N-frames, but was easily cleaned up and improved.


    The action on this older Model 28 ("S" prefix in serial number and 4-screw) is as smooth as I've seen on any N-frame S&W.

    I paid $300 for this latest Model 28 and consider it money well-spent. The gun shoots and functions just fine...as expected.

    I remember when these things were in many police holsters and very easy to find at what would now be considered cheap prices.

    If I had a time machine...

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    That's a beauty! And you got it for a great price.

    The Highway Patrolman is one of my favorite revolvers, they are very easy to shoot well. I have a six incher and have been watching for a nice 4 incher for a while now. Cabela's here in Ft Worth has a NIB 4 inch (still has the factory inspection sticker on the grip) in the fine gun room for $400, it gets more tempting every time I see it.

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    very nice

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    Beautiful gun there Mr. C.
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    Hello and thank you all.

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    Very fair price Steve and IMO it looks its best as you have it there with the target grips. I do love N frames

    I have posted this before but this is my M28-2 which has had a trigger job along with bobbed hammer - and chamfered chamber mouths - I did use it for carry a ways back.


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    Congratulations and thanks for the pictures. Seeing the pair brings back many memories.
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    I like n frames too , not as carry guns , but as range guns or plinkers , and am heartened to see the resurgance of intrest in them , for a while there they seemed to be a glut on the market , if it wasnt a k or later L frame it wouldnt sell .
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    Hello and thanks for the comments and the picture of the Model 28 "carry gun." I, too, have a soft spot for the old N-frames and regret having let several choice ones get away in my misspent youth.

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    the stocks are the s&w combats grips. the gun came with this type of grips. i don't know why the gun is new and the grips look old. unless if someone carried the gun for ccw. you have found a great gun,,, have fun with it. i wish i could find this here at my area!!!!!

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    Stephen is correct, the M-28 came with the small Magna-style stocks and the M-27 came with larger target type.
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    Swell gun. I have one that looks just like it, down to the Tyler T Grip and the Magna Stocks. Its been an intresting week for me as I have looked many moons for several S&Ws and this week I have found the four I was looking for, not at gun shows, but friends heard I was looking and pointed me in the right direction. All were NIB or 98 or so Percent.

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    That is ONE SWEEEEEEEEEEET gun!... .....I remember having one, back in 1975........ it shot well, and I carried it for working purposes..........the diamond grips are probably original, as it's a "S" series gun..........GREAT FIND!!! I remember when the 28s were used to make a 44 Spl out of them...as the frame can take the pressures....... I'm looking forward to a range report on your new toy, as these guns were virtually overlooked by plenty of people... then and now........It makes for a great carry, backpack, target, and O/A shooter!!
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