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Old 07-09-2017, 09:52 AM
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Hello guys
Im andy from italy
Im buying a 28-2 marked sfpd
The serial is n 25460 and it have black old pachmayr grips.
My doubht is abouth grips. Seller told me they are right for yhr model adopted by the sfpd. But... is it true?
Anyone can help me??

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Old 07-09-2017, 10:00 AM
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Hi Andy,
Welcome to the forum. Your Model 28-2 most likely shipped from S&W with magna stocks. And it was common practice in the 1970's for many to replace the factory stocks with Pachmayers.
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Hello Tim
Thanks for the reply.
Where can i buy a magna stock??
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They are readily available here in the USA; you would need N frame walnut Magna stocks, flat bottoms, with black stock washers.washers. Import laws regarding gun parts may make them difficult to send to Italy, however. Good luck in your search.
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Try ebay. Welcome to the FORUM!!! Bob
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Andy, welcome to the forum. You can learn a lot here.

Look at the attached photographs. These are the style grips that would have shipped on your 28-2 from the factory, although some were shipped with the checkered target stocks.

As others have mentioned, you can find these for sale on auction sites and sometime on this forum.

Your revolver, by the way, was made sometime between 1975-1977.

And show us some photographs of your gun when you get it.

Good luck with finding the proper grips.
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Welcome Andy. I hope that you can be a frequent visitor and contributor.

Looking thru the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson p. 230 records the 28 was sold with magna or target grips with the s/w medallions and diamond inserts.

If you really get deep into S&W handguns you would enjoy having a copy of the SCSW that I mentioned. But it is not a necessity because you can ask any question on this Forum and get multiple informed answers.

Did sfpd mean San Francisco Police Department?

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Looking thru the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson p. 230 records the 28 was sold with magna or target grips with the s/w medallions and diamond inserts.
Well, now...I don't have a SCSW, but this still raises an interesting question for me. And I don't doubt it says what you say it does, okay?

I'll show these grips I have again. They shipped on a Model 28-2 that I purchased brand new on June 7, 1973. I still own the gun and its original box. As you can see, there are no diamond inserts on them. It's a N-numbered gun, by the way, and the grips are not numbered to the gun.

This gun has never changed hands (except between my dad and me), never back to the factory, never worked on. Shortly after I purchased the gun, I bought a pair of factory checkered target grips for it and put the originals away. The targets don't have diamonds, either.

So perhaps earlier 28s shipped with magnas with diamonds, maybe pre-28s or 28s with S-numbers, but I don't believe the later ones (like mine) did.

I'd be interested in hearing others' opinions on this...if anyone's following this thread.
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I won't speculate as to which stocks might have been shipped w/ the OP's gun.
Here's a pic of my MDL 28-2, S/N N125XX. I have box, docs and the stocks are numbered to the gun.
As you can see, no diamond magnas.
I'm thinking this one shipped in '71 or '72.
I may be wrong about that.
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:46 PM
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Well, now...I don't have a SCSW, but this still raises an interesting question for me. And I don't doubt it says what you say it does, okay?

I'll show these grips I have again. They shipped on a Model 28-2 that I purchased brand new on June 7, 1973. I still own the gun and its original box. As you can see, there are no diamond inserts on them. It's a N-numbered gun, by the way, and the grips are not numbered to the gun.

This gun has never changed hands (except between my dad and me), never back to the factory, never worked on. Shortly after I purchased the gun, I bought a pair of factory checkered target grips for it and put the originals away. The targets don't have diamonds, either.

So perhaps earlier 28s shipped with magnas with diamonds, maybe pre-28s or 28s with S-numbers, but I don't believe the later ones (like mine) did.

I'd be interested in hearing others' opinions on this...if anyone's following this thread.
I believe you are dead on the money.
I had a Pre 28, 5 screw in my hands Friday here on the Range. It had all the papers and tools and paper work. It had Diamond Magnas on it.
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My SFPD 28-2 came with Magna (non-diamond) grips.



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FWIW I saw alot of SFPD revolvers in the mid-1970's and nearly all had Pachmayr grips ....
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"Looking thru the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson p. 230 records the 28 was sold with magna or target grips with the s/w medallions and diamond inserts."

If you look at page 231 of the SCSW, 4th edition, it states that the grip diamond was deleted in1968.
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