My S&W revolvers

My S&W revolvers

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    My S&W revolvers

    The Model 28-2 is a 4" barrel, s/n N534xxx, dates to somewhere in the late 70's I believe, no box, papers, tools. I bought it off Gunbroker from a police officer in a Chicago suburb. It was his grandfather's service weapon. The seller said he had not fired it in 20 years, had just sat in his gun safe. It has the usual carry wear marks on the bluing, but not too bad and a couple of small nicks in one portion of the cylinder. I gave the bore and cylinder a good cleaning as well as taking the cylinder off to clean off the gunk on the rod in spins on (don't know the proper term for it). I haven't taken the side plate off yet as I don't know the ins and outs about that yet, but I have a decent video to watch that should prove helpful. I pretty mechanically inclined, so I'm not overly worried, plus I no my limitations. Lockup is good with little to no endshake, timing seems good. Shoots very well thus far. I painted the front sight to help with my old eyes.

    The Model 29-2 is an 8 3/8" barrel, s/n N645xxx. I think this one is also from the late 70's, paid $725, no box, papers, tools. I got it at a gun show. It looks to be in almost new condition with barely a turn line. For what it's worth, I asked the seller how many rounds had been put through it; he said a box worth. On the bottom of the right grip, there is a bit of the finish knocked off. That's about the only blemish on this gun. Shoots great with some older reloads I had, fairly hot ones at that. Lockup is tight, no endshake to speak of, timing seems excellent.

    Here's some pics, I hope.346.jpg351.jpg356.jpg359.jpg
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    Gopackman, very nice . I like the Model 28 best of those two. Enjoy.
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    Nice Model 29. I just happened to watch Taxi Driver last night.

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    Very nice. I love shooting revolvers and have a few myself!
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    Wow! That 29 sure is a beauty.
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    Beautiful revolvers. A low round count on the Model 29 is not unusual, many were bought when the “Dirty Harry” movies came out and when people found out they were a bit of a handful they just put them away.
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    WOW!!!

    Lucky for you, you found two motivated, crazy people to sell you those beauties.
    Like them both, would like the 29 better if it was a 6in. but its still gorgeous!

    I would go to my grave eating ramen noodles rather than sell my grandfathers SERVICE weapon of all things.

    Treasure them.
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    Nice gun porn!

    Been looking at some Model 28s lately myself. I need an N frame.
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    Nice revolvers

    I also like old S&W revolvers. I happen to have a model 27 with 8-3/8 inch barrel, very similar to your model 29 but in .357 magnum caliber. Your model 29 looks to be in very good shape. Here is my model 27, which I have owned for 45 years:

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    I would have preferred a 6 or 6 1/2" barrel but couldn't pass this one up for the price and condition. The shorter barrel length M29's seem to command a lot more money these days, too. With that long pipe, the recoil was very manageable. I'm not 100% sold on the target stocks, time will tell. I might look into some Ahrends or Herretts when the funds are there, actually for both of them. Other than being ugly, the Pachs on the M28 are very comfortable. Shooting .38spl's out of the M28 was almost like shooting .22lr's from the Buckmark. Haven't shot any .357mag's yet, but I've got some full house rounds ready to go.

    This revolver thing is VERY addictive. I really want a .38spl. only model, preferably a Model 15 but a Model 10 would be just fine too, 4" barrel, shooter grade. M15's around where I am are not too plentiful, hence expensive.
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    Some day I'll own a Model 27-2...It's on the bucket list for guns...maybe in a 4". But this one is a beaut! And you've had it 45 years...that's awesome!

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    I also like old S&W revolvers. I happen to have a model 27 with 8-3/8 inch barrel, very similar to your model 29 but in .357 magnum caliber. Your model 29 looks to be in very good shape. Here is my model 27, which I have owned for 45 years:

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    Beautiful examples of what S&W could and should be doing.
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    I've been getting more into revolvers over the last year or so. You have a couple beauties in your collection. Enjoy!

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    The 28 looks like a beauty, just begging to be shot.

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone.
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