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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.:bier:
 

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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.

Congrats!
 

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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. :wink:
 

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Not a very good gun...there have been reports of various mishaps with this particular model.:blink:
Send it to me for testing...should not take more than 3-4 year to confirm it's dependability.:image035:
Because you are a member of this forum, I'll do it for free. It's just the kind of guy I am.:yup:
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Actually, you've just latched onto a great revolver...congrats.:wave:
 

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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:image035:
 

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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.

Enjoy...
 

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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:smile: just let me know and I will be more than happy to take it off your hands:image035:
 

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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!
Old Marine....try this website I found recently....these are THE guys to talk to about this gun....you will probably find very quickly the exact date of manufacture.

Good luck, and a great gift from your friend.

S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present
 

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Nice picture OD,that's her! Thanks fellas for all the info and all the nice things you have said..(also all the warm offers to take care of it for me). I'm really going to enjoy firing it soon. I think it will go good with a Glock 22 and a M1 Garand don't you.....
 

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Absolutely! Although, what doesn't go good with a M1 Garand?
 

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You are exactly right Baser,I can't think of anything! My M1 is tops on my list of weapons everyone should have one of. At least everyone should have the experience of firing one and hearing the clip eject after the last round!! General Patton was right about this rifle.......
 

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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.
YEP..... a well known and good gun.

PM me if you want to get rid of it.
 
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