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Old 04-21-2017, 10:43 AM
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Newbie questions. I recently purchased a model 28-2, s/n N110xxx. It was sold as a seldom shot revolver. From my research it appears to be 1973 vintage. Has a width increasing attachment on trigger.
Is year estimate accurate? Trigger device?
If truly seldom shot, does shooting affect value much?
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:49 AM
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Yes, 1973 is the correct year. Yours looks to be fairly pristine. Not sure if the trigger shoe adds any value but in the DFW area a nice example like yours with the box would go for $700 to 875.
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Appears to be a wonderful specimen. Trigger shoe adds nothing to the value and since the revolver is now yours that is a decision you should make as to keep or delete. There is a great debate that if the trigger shoe is wider than the trigger guard it can be dangerous for holster carry. That accessory did not come from the factory and is an aftermarket add on. For a range gun then it will depend on what feel/shoots best for you. If the gun has in fact been fired, outside the factory tests, then whatever you are going to use it for shouldn't decrease the value. Holster carry will rub finish off the high spots. More commonly referred to as "honest wear". One caveat is the gun needs to be properly maintained. Cleaned, waxed etc. hardcase60
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Trigger shoes were commonly added in the early 1970's. You can easily remove the shoe but there will be two marks where the set screws are.
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I have removed trigger shoes and not found any marks on the trigger. I personally detest trigger shoes.
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As a retired police firearms instructor for 21 years Trigger Shoes were forbidden on duty guns. The allen screws have a tendency to loosen and the shoe slides down the trigger and locks up the action. Secondly on certain types of close fitting holsters, the extra width of the trigger with shoe attached can cause and accidental discharge (firing) of the weapon.

As a range piece carried in a gun rug, the shoe is ok.
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That is a very nice looking 6" Model 28-2. The box is a big plus.

Enjoy shooting it. These are among the best and most versatile revolvers made by S&W over the years. I have both the 6" and 4" versions and like them both very much.
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Gorgeous looking revolver! Be sure to shoot it and maintain it properly!
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You have a VERY nice 28 there! Another stock option for 28's was target stocks. Yours probably came as is. My 28 no dash (1960) with targets. (1968) the diamonds on the grip screw were eliminated. Bob
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The stocks are numbered the same as frame and box.
I have a couple more that I will probably ask about. The comments are very informative.
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Shoot and enjoy that beautiful revolver!

But, as others have said, be sure to properly clean and maintain her!

Congrats and enjoy!
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That one is in excellent ++ condition. You might even say LNIB (Like New In Box). I can barely see a turn line on the cylinder. I will be a little contrary here and say that shooting it will lower its value, at least slightly, no matter how careful you are.

If you take it to the range on nice days and carefully clean it afterwards, the value won't go down much. But then, they were made to shoot, so it's your choice. I would definitely not carry it afield in a holster, etc. There are plenty of good shooters out there with "honest wear" for that kind of service.
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