New used gift..need your input on this wheel gun

New used gift..need your input on this wheel gun

This is a discussion on New used gift..need your input on this wheel gun within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; A friend of mine recently passed away and his wife gave me his Smith&Wesson Model 28-2 wheel gun! Never had much experience with smiths and ...

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    New used gift..need your input on this wheel gun

    A friend of mine recently passed away and his wife gave me his Smith&Wesson Model 28-2 wheel gun! Never had much experience with smiths and was wondering what you gentlemen could tell me about this weapon. It is a 357 with a 4" barrel and says highway patrol on the barrel also. The pistol is in really good condition. Many thanks for the help fellas!
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    That is one workhorse of a gun. You have a real nice gun there. One of the old classic working guns of the Smith lineup.
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    That is one well made revolver. You must keep the gun and pass it down to your family because it will still work 200 years from now.
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    Yep it's a classic. It should have recessed cylinders and a pinned barrel (a small pin in the frame where the barrel is threaded thru the frame). It's an N frame, the same size frame as the 44mag. It will withstand many thousands of 357 rounds without a hiccup.

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    Wow, nice gift, great gun.

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    NICE GIFT.
    Beautifully crafted revolver.
    If it's in excellent condition then try to keep it that way.
    It's a workhorse so you can shoot it a lot but, try hard not to ding it up.
    The 4" barrel is desirable.
    They will only ever increase in value.

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    Dangerous gun. Liable to blow up on ya. Better let me take the old thing off your hands for your safety.

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    Not a very good gun...there have been reports of various mishaps with this particular model.
    Send it to me for testing...should not take more than 3-4 year to confirm it's dependability.
    Because you are a member of this forum, I'll do it for free. It's just the kind of guy I am.


    Actually, you've just latched onto a great revolver...congrats.
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    Don't believe a word any of these guys posted.
    That's a "girlie gun", send it to me and I will give it a good home
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    You have a GREAT wheel-gun there marine. Take care of it and it WILL take care of you.
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    You are a lucky man -- this is one you will be able to pass on for generations!! Oh and by the way shoot the crud out of it!!!
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    Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.

    The S&W Model 28 Highway Patrolman is an excellent revolver. It was brought out to be a more affordable version of the classic Model 27 (originally known as the Registered Magnum). Congratulations on a terrific handgun.

    I recently talked a buddy of mine into selling me his.

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    Old Marine, the 28 is one heck of a fun shooter. I've had mine for 25-30 years. Because it's built on the N frame, you can shoot most any .357 load you can find and it will digest them with ease. The size and weight greatly reduces the recoil. I recently took mine to the range and it seemed like I was shooting a .38 due to the extra weight compared to shooting my Glock 27 .40 S&W and XD Compact .45 autos.

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    Very nice gun, similar to the model 27 I used to have. The frame is massive and will stand up to a steady diet of .357 ammo. It was intended to be a low cost weapon that LE agencies could afford.
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    I hope you get many good years use from it, if for some reason you just dont want it just let me know and I will be more than happy to take it off your hands

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