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Posted: February 28 2018 at 9:21pm | IP Logged Quote doghawg

I stumbled on a 6" Mod 28 Smith yesterday. Made in 1970 and with a typical sweet and clean Smith trigger pull. B/C gap is .004" and gun is in perfect condition and as far as I can tell unfired. The M28 "Highway Patrolman" was the N-frame workhorse whereas the M27 was the fancied up showboat. The old P+R Smiths with case hardened hammer and trigger and no lock are things of beauty IMO. Going to try to post a pic tomorrow and won't be able to say it's unfired anymore.

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Lucky dog!

I have always been a semi auto guy but would love to run across an
older S&W revolver, as you say they are a thing of beauty
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M 28-2 4"
M 28-2 6" I sold a few years ago....


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Posted: March 01 2018 at 5:31am | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

I have a 27-2. Good gun. Way overbuilt for a .357, but there's something about an N frame Smith.

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Very good.

S&W used to make the best revolvers ever, in my opinion of course. You couldn't force me to own a new one. I saw a "retro" model 48 at a local store the other day, made my stomach turn over.

Mine aren't all pinned, or recessed on those models that were, but they are all pre-MIM, pre-lock and pre-junk.
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Posted: March 01 2018 at 4:22pm | IP Logged Quote doghawg


This is the 28-2. I don't think the full size grips are original because serial #'s don't match but I'm not a collector and everything I own is for shooting. I think 28's came with the service grips as shown in STCM(SW) pics above. BTW...that 4" nickel 28 is a beauty!

If this gun was ever fired I'm not able to see any evidence of it but it will see some shooting soon.

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Love those 28s. Have 2, both nice shooters.

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Posted: March 08 2018 at 8:12pm | IP Logged Quote REM1875

Finally got mine here in the last 2 years or so. Marked
NYSP below the cylinder.
Since that's what the cops were mostly using when they
pulled me over in my misspent yute, I kinda took a shine
to them and am happy to shove my Model 19 back further
into the closet .....Not that the 19 is a bad gun mind
ya.
I prefer the N frame to anything else I have tried in
S&W.

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Posted: March 09 2018 at 7:26am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

A solid and reliable a sidearm as can be had.
Carried a 4" on the street for over 10 years.
Wish I still had one.

Enjoy that 28. It will amaze you with it's capabilities.

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Posted: March 11 2018 at 5:30pm | IP Logged Quote doghawg

Well Ranger...she's a shooter! Even though I'm getting to be an old buzzard I can still harass our 50 yard swinger with it. It likes my favorite .357 load....9 gr. of bluedot under a Lyman #358477 SWC.

Rem1875... One of the my most regretted trades was a Mod 19. Sure wish I had it back.

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Posted: March 11 2018 at 5:52pm | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

Well, when it comes to a great 357 Magnum, my S&W M27 is the one I like best...
Just don't want to get it beat up in the field...


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Posted: March 11 2018 at 6:01pm | IP Logged Quote doghawg

Wow! I wouldn't want to scuff that one up either! I'm still drooling over that 4" Mod 28 of yours but this 27 is a jewel.

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LOVE the N-Frame .357s! Never shot one that I didn't enjoy shooting!
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Posted: March 14 2018 at 10:17am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Randy

I am really sorry S&W dropped the 28. This is a gun that you can get the full potential of the .357 magnum. When I was a Trooper in Alaska our issue guns were mod 19s, great guns but lite, a gun to be carried a lot but not shot a lot, at least with full power magnum loads. I got a dispensation from my detachment commander to carry my mod 28. Which I did right up until we were issued the then new "l" frame guns.

I have a 4" that has accounted for a couple of bears, and a 6" that was my fathers.

Probably my favorite load for that gun is the 358429 bullet in a magnum case over 7 gr. of Unique. That is around 1100 fps., and adequate for almost anything you will run into South of "50".

A real workhorse .357, my first one I bought new back in the 60s cost me $87 and change.

There is some load data I found by one of the small custom reloading companies, that list loads shot through a 6" 28 with the Keith 173 gr, bullet at over 1500fps.

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My 28 which is now a 44 Special.



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When it comes to 44 specials, well I don't need to make a M28 in to one.





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STCM(SW) wrote:
When it comes to 44 specials, well I don't need to make a M28 in to one.


I don't personally care for the "new and improved" S&W revolvers, but the classics are a work of art and my first choice for any situation.

I only have two 4" 28's and one 3" 24. My other N frames are in different calibers.
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I have two 28s this is the only picture I have..
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My 28, which is now a 44 Special.


Always wanted one of THOSE, too!
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I have an M28 6" that looks like it was parkerized. Very accurate. Very
smooth. May have had light action work.

I also have an M27 that some genius did an action job on it. Dunno what
he did to it but it's like driving a Ferrari compared to the 28's VW original
bug. Adult beverage cans at 100 yards are a piece of cake for the M27.
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