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Old 02-04-2012, 07:31 PM
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New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975.  
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Default New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5" 'FHP 1605' , 1975.

I spoke to a retired l.e.o. the other day about a model 27 he has and considered
selling. I was kind and patient with him and disseminated a lot of
information in a short period of time.
Yesterday he said he was keeping this gun. Today he e mailed me and said he would sell it to me.
We met locally and I bought it.

I like it. It will make a fantastic shooter.


He bought it out of the shotgun news 20 years ago from
J&G sales. He has had it ever since.

I got it with rubber grips that he put on it for shooting long ago.
I put on the old pair of Fuzzy Farrant stocks as they just seem to fit
considering the law enforcement connection.






















It's in very good shape considering it is 36 years old and an old
law enforcement turn in.

Glad they didn't destroy this one.

















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Old 02-04-2012, 07:34 PM
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New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975.  
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Very nice..........An old LEO gun with lots of character.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:19 PM
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Congrats Allen! Good save on a fantastic gun. I'm sure you made him feel that you'd be a good care-taker for the 27 or he wouldn't have agreed to sell.

If you haven't already, you should press him for more info on the gun. Has he ever had to use it in the line of duty, etc? Good guns deserve good stories to go with them.

Way to go....
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:20 PM
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New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975.  
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That must have been one "high class" police department. Nice 27.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:41 PM
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New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975.  
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That is one fine looking gun. Enjoy it.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:49 PM
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Boy' ,, it is marked F.H.P. - Florida Highway Patrol .

Thanks Iggy ,, I will.


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Old 02-04-2012, 09:07 PM
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New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975.  
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This is #1581. All of these (500) were in a single shipment made 3/13/75 to the Dept. of Public Safety in Tallahassee for the Florida Highway Patrol. They carry FHP and a rack number on the left frame below the cylinder added after they left S&W.

I have seen one for sale on GunBroker about 9 years ago and there are two more owned by members on this forum.


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Old 02-04-2012, 09:15 PM
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I like the known and sometimes unknow history of these revolvers. What a story some of them could tell.
Great revolver Allen-frame and I'm sure that gun would not have been sold to just 'anybody'.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:23 PM
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New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975.  
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That is a very nice LEO mod 27. We used to vacation there most summers when I was growing up. I remember the black and yellow cruisers and it seems like they carried their 27's in a cross-draw flap holster. Starting with the registered magnums in 1937 the Mississippi Highway Patrol carried blued 5" RM's, pre 27's and 27's until sometime in the early to mid 80's. Then they used 66's followed by 686's until the bottom feeders were issued.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:29 PM
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New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975. New (old) 27-2 nickel . 5"  'FHP 1605'  , 1975.  
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As far as I know, mine is not a former LEO gun. It's 10 years older than your and shoots straight and steady. The only thing I would ever trade it for was a Model 27 with a 3.5" barrel.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:37 PM
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At some point the FHP also used nickel 5" Colt Troopers (special order as the 5" barrel was not a catalog item) and S&W Model 28-2s also in nickel and with 5" barrels and these were also special order for both finish and barrel length.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:48 PM
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Fantastic purchase of a really nice piece of history.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:05 PM
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I am jealous to an embarrassing extent. I do plan to get a 5" nickel 27-2, and dread thinking of the wait and the cost.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:12 AM
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I have number 1503. It looked almost new when I bought it several years ago.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:22 AM
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I have # 1455. Don't think this one's for sale. Congrats on a great firearm and memories of the good old days.
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I have #1278. Bought at a Phoenix gun show last year. Sorry no history with mine, however it's in extremely nice shape for an ex-LEO gun.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:17 PM
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Well it looks like we have a club going now.Maybe we should get together and have coffee.Florida HP really liked the 5" revolvers.
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Sounds like a plan. My best friend is a retired FHP homicide investigator, and could give us plenty of history of the revolvers. Let us know if you ever get to Florida. Bill
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Great purchase! Nice to see a weapon from "the good old days" of the Patrol. If only these fine pieces of history could talk.
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Congrats again Allen!!!! You're a S&W magnet. Need to move back down there for all of them good deals. Grabbed a few nice ones at the Tampa GS and at the St. Pete GS years ago.
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Hey guys I have #1273 and was wondering what this should be valued at today? Good condition, no box and a couple very minor scratches.

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Hey guys I have #1273 and was wondering what this should be valued at today? Good condition, no box and a couple very minor scratches.

You want us to evaluate your gun without any pics. Really??



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Welcome to the Forum.

Yes, we really need to see some pictures. As many as you can take.
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