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Old 03-26-2020, 11:03 PM
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I have a .357 H.P. 28-2 serial #111xxx and was interested in the approximate year of manufacture. It has a 6" barrel.
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According to the SCSW 4th edition, 1973.
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Welcome! If you look at the bottom of the grip frame the letter "N" is part of the complete serial number; N 111xxx would be from 1973 as Mike noted.
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Not a correct serial. Will have a letter prefix. Makes a big difference.
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Not a correct serial. Will have a letter prefix. Makes a big difference.
True, but S111xxx would not be a Model 28, let alone a -2, so this one has to be N111xxx.

That said, I'm a strong advocate of encouraging people to post the complete serial number, especially including the prefix. As you noted, a serial number posting that lacks the prefix can be very misleading.

Also, note to the OP: Those target stocks did not accompany that revolver from the factory. That style did not exist in 1973. Most likely this Highway Patrolman left the factory wearing Magna stocks, not Targets.
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