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Old 06-10-2018, 10:23 AM
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Headed down to a local gun show yesterday just to look around...after all, Father's Day is just around the corner. There were a few good pieces at the show, but the sellers were pretty proud of them and their asking prices reflected it. However, on one table I spotted a lonely Model 28-2 sporting a pair of not-so-nice aftermarket "custom" target stocks. The condition of the Highway Patrolman was excellent except for the stocks, so I was a little surprised at the fair asking price. The seller said the revolver was really clean, but that he didn't want to invest any money in a pair of proper S&W stocks. He volunteered to remove the custom stocks so I could inspect underneath, and it looked NIB. He didn't want to haggle much over the price, so I thanked him and wandered around- all the while my mind was on that HP. I finally went back, we talked about condition, price, etc. again, and I bought it at $485. Any time I see an N-frame, especially in really nice condition, for under $500 it's tough to pass up. This one (N213329, ca. 1974-75) is in great condition and the action is really smooth. I already had several pairs of correct Magna stocks so that wasn't an issue for me. I think I did OK on this one and it now has a good home with a couple of my other HPs.
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:28 AM
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Any time I see an N-frame, especially in really nice condition, for under $500 it's tough to pass up.
Agreed, Congrats, Nice Score.
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:51 AM
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I personally think you stole it. I canít remember when Iíve seen a nice N frame offered for less than $700
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:00 AM
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I sold one to a buddy of mine in similar condition for $600...and that was my "really good friend" price. Excellent deal!
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:01 AM
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I would have had another 28-2 at that price myself. Good score.
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Old 06-10-2018, 01:19 PM
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Oh yeah, you did well. The 4" 28's bring at least $75-$100 more than a 6" around here, if you even find one. The last one I saw ( not LNIB) was listed at $700. I want one to go with my 6", but at your price. . Congratulations!
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Great price for a great gun! Congrats
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Headed down to a local gun show yesterday just to look around...after all, Father's Day is just around the corner. There were a few good pieces at the show, but the sellers were pretty proud of them and their asking prices reflected it. However, on one table I spotted a lonely Model 28-2 sporting a pair of not-so-nice aftermarket "custom" target stocks. The condition of the Highway Patrolman was excellent except for the stocks, so I was a little surprised at the fair asking price. The seller said the revolver was really clean, but that he didn't want to invest any money in a pair of proper S&W stocks. He volunteered to remove the custom stocks so I could inspect underneath, and it looked NIB. He didn't want to haggle much over the price, so I thanked him and wandered
around- all the while my mind was on that HP. I finally went back, we talked about condition, price, etc. again, and I bought it at $485. Any time I see an N-frame, especially in really nice condition, for under $500 it's tough to pass up. This one (N213329, ca. 1974-75) is in great condition and the action is really smooth. I already had several pairs of correct Magna stocks so that wasn't an issue for me. I think I did OK on this one and it now has a good home with a couple of my other HPs.
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Those are either Sile or Herritt target stocks. Probably get $35 - $50 for them.
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:24 PM
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I'da bought that one too! Congratulations, Sir!
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:42 PM
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That shows what a keen eye will get ya!......I'd do it In a skinny
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That was an excellent deal and a great looking HP. Congrats!
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Very good deal!! I too, agree that you got a great price on that one.

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Great job on that 1! I have no dash 6". Would love to add 1 like yours at that price any time. Bob
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:16 PM
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I found one a year ago in about the same condition with rubbers for $500. She wears some nice targets now. You done good!!
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28-2 rocks bruddah!

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It’s hard to find any good condition 357 Magnum of this vintage under $500, much less an N frame. The gun show mindset is always interesting to me. Some people stick to an obscene price and look for that one buyer. Others price their gun to move so they can get there cash into something else. Great get!
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Nice find.....you did very well.

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Gorgeous!!!!!
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Anbody else like these better than a 27? I do, more of a users gun. I don’t own a 27 but if I did I would tell ya there better. Ha
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You stole that. Congrats.
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Based on prices lately the others are right - You Stole It.
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Nice piece, and you got it for a song. That is exactly what I am looking for. I wish we had gun shows in RI
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great score.....a real revolver
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They are actually pretty common around here. One sold for $500 plus tax three weeks ago. . .4 inch barrel. There is another 28-2 that just went out at a pawn shop in Milledgeville yesterday. Four inch barrel and needs some serious cleaning up. I didn't offer on it since I have three, but am sure I could get it for $400 out the door. Two of the three I have cost me $365 each. It seems like everybody in Georgia must have bought one during the 1970's.
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