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Old 01-06-2010, 09:33 PM
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Default S&W .357 Highway Patrolman info

I just recently acquired my fathers .357 and I am looking for a little info on it. 6" barrel Highway Patrolman CTG 5 screw s/n S126xxx. Any info that could be provided would be greatly appreciated.
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That SN is Ca. 1955. CTG is an abbreviation for Cartridge.

The "Highway Patrolman" is sort of a cut-rate ".357 Magnum" which is an actual model designation used by S&W. The HP, later to become the Model 28, was a less expensively finished version of the .357 Magnum which became the Model 27. The HP was intended as a no-frills working gun principally for law enforcement, and many thousands were used for that purpose. The HP cost about 20% less that the fancier .357 Magnum which was a very important selling point if a police agency of any sort were buying possibly several hundred guns.

Other than that, if it was your dad's gun you probably know more of it's history than any of us ever will.
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Welcome to the forum. You'll find the Highway Patrolman, or Model 28, has a large following here. My first handgun was a Model 28, and I wish I still had it.

You can search to find a lot of information about your Dad's gun. Here is an informative thread - there are lots of others.

http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-rev...wn-pg-4-a.html
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Thank you guys very much, all the info was very helpful.
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Default smithnmodel 28-2 ctg highway patrolman

hello 1st time on i just aqured a smith ctg highway patrolman 28-2 serial #n 51xxx 4 inch barrell looks to be a satin finish is not blue or shiny stainless any info would greatly be appreciated thanks john
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