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Old 06-26-2017, 08:29 AM
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Just got this yesterday. High S Ser#. A couple small dings but otherwise very nice. Except the stocks. I would like to replace them. What should have come on this gun from the factory?
The answer is: Magna grips were standard issue.

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Just picked up this 28-2. It came with smooth non-relieved targets. Off the top of my head I believe the gun dates to 1961.




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Nice find! I like those grips.

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Got my 28-2 with N2xxxx serial with rubber grips. The seller sent me "correct walnut grips" but they dont seem to fit very well. To much steel in the rear?
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Got my 28-2 with N2xxxx serial with rubber grips. The seller sent me "correct walnut grips" but they dont seem to fit very well. To much steel in the rear?
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Old 07-04-2017, 09:53 AM
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:51 AM
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The Highway Patrolman that I gave my son is a 1957, 4 inch, S1764XX,
NMM, 4-screw.
See post # 2112
Just noticed that the HP stamp on the BBL of my 4" 28-2 (N17165X) is pretty much centered (front to back) as opposed to the one on this pic. I know the S prefix predated mine.
It appears as though the bbl stamp on the older mdl is oriented more toward the front of the bbl.
I'm learning from the fine folks here in this forum that there are a lot of things to learn about S&W revolvers.
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:38 PM
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The dealer sent me new ones. Look and feels great. Are These correct for a mid seventies m28 N28077x? Steel colored washers. By the way. Can anyone tell me the year of manufacture. Guessing 76-77 since it has a german proof mark from 77.



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I thought all HP's came with magnas, but I'm sure someone with more knowledge can correct me


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I got mine from a friend a few years back because he owed me a small amount of money. Shoots great, but at some point it was nickel plated. The plating was worn out and flaking. It is at Fords being rebuked right now. I can't wait to get it back!
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Posted elsewhere, but appropriate for this thread.

First year, according to some, HP. It's purdy.

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I have recently inherited a model 28 and I'm trying to find out as much as I can about it. Please help. Thanks
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Look on the butt and give us the serial number. Photos also help.
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It was my grandfathers service weapon
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It was my grandfathers service weapon
Looks to be a Factory Nickle 4" made 1960-1961 with imitation stag grips. Nice revolver.
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Figured I should add this here, my third 28-2

Serial #: N585**
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Looks to be a Factory Nickle 4" made 1960-1961 with imitation stag grips. Nice revolver.
Very few M28s were made with a nickel finish. At least the hammer and trigger were left alone.
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Let us ref. #2165, a Nic. 4" Mod. 28. S212312.
I thought we narrowed Nic. 28s down to two batches. 55 brushed nic made in 1972 and a batch of 25 polished nic. made in 1959 for the FHP?
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N101235 bought 4/28/1973 by yours truly. Paid $112.72 out the door. Wish I'd had the money to buy more for that price, but at the time, that was nearly a weeks take home pay.





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Grips were fitted to individual frames at the factory. Minor frame differences exist due to forging and grinding during manufacture. Aftermarket grips often have to be hand-fitted.

Rubber grips are more forgiving. That's ONE reason why most of my guns have them. They also fit my hand well and ease recoil effects, and are weatherproof.
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Added my first N Frame 357 to my meager collection today courtesy forum member Ken L. Sealed the deal with a face to face and talked shop for hours. I consider myself extremely lucky to have met Ken. In our correspondence he'd undersold the condition of the HP at 99%. OK, it's got a turn line, that's it. No glamour shots yet as I've only thoroughly wiped it with CLP. But I did pop the grips for a Ren wax treatment and found them numbered to this 1972 gun. Came with original box and complete tool set.





Now with first coat of wax lol

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Congrats, this is a very nice one anyone here would have loved to grab in a heartbeat. I have one for that same period, N151xxx 4'' and it has the smoothest action of all mine. The later guns are great as well but there are a few nice touches on the older ones like chamfered forcing cone and just a super fit finish. You will have a 6'' in absolutely no time and then it goes downhill from there. Suggestion: Same type of gun, similar feel with more bang, model 58...coming your way as well. I am awaiting delivery of mine and can't wait.

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For those who keep track of the serial ranges, I can confirm a very early 28-2 serial: S222246...shipped May 1962. 4", 3-Screw, diamond magnas, like new condition.

I will be acquiring this one for my collection. I really thought I had a chance at it being a 28-1 !!!? It's in that very narrow transition time frame and the correct serial range...or at least that's what I was thinking when I open the cylinder to check!
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OK Oysterer you're some kind of physic obviously. Seriously though, while I'm not extremely learned on our subject I did notice the chamfered forcing cone. And as for the finish, yeah, it really looks great. It's not polished glossy but it has the quality finish of my 1948 K22. As for the next? Wish me luck. We're older parents and are marrying off our daughter in two months. If it weren't for me bonusing good I wouldn't have been able to buy squat. But yeah I'm in deep.
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yes, utilitarian finish but great fit and action. I never thought that they are a lesser gun than the 27s, just different but top drawer quality.
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28-2 converted to .41mag by Mark Hartshorne.
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My 28-2's package was completed today when I received the manual off of ebay.



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QUOTE=Allen-frame;776489],Ultimate Highway Patrolman Thread After searching for, and reading almost every Highway Patrolman thread,(there are currently 24 pages when using the search function). I found myself longing for a thread where one could go for all things H.P.

This thread would ideally include serial number ranges, pictures of members guns,including Ser.#s(excluding digits
as preferred) , any info received in letters , and, of course, plenty of opinions.

Kind of a Highway Partolman database, where newbies and all could be directed to, to answer questions.



April, 1954, Highway Patrolman introduced, Ser.# S103500
,8,427 produced in 1954,

Sometime,late 1956 to 1957 the upper sideplate screw deleted at approx. Ser.# S171584 (earlier 4 screw N frames have been noted,but this is generally conceded to be the dividing line.)_ Al

The time between when the upper sideplate screw was deleted and the model number was stamped is when the
4 screw non-model marked N frames were produced. By my estimate, there were approximately 11,000 n.m.m. 4 screws
produced throughout the various models including ,,357 Magnum ,Highway Patrolman ,38/44 Heavy Duty ,44 hand ejector ,1950 Target models , and 1955 Target models. ,How many of these were Highway Patrolman , who only knows.
But do keep your eye out for this scarce variation and let us know whenever you find one

1957, the Highway Patrolman is model # stamped MOD 28 at approx ser.# S1821xx -

1960, as with all N frames during this timeframe, the extractor rod thread is changed from right hand thread
to left hand thread to prevent unscrewing and binding under recoil.
At this time a model marked , 28-1 , was produced ,but no examples have been found.

(Optimistic Note; to you who read this,If ever you should find a model marked 28-1, do what you must to make the deal and contact us here at this forum. We all would love to see one.

1961, or 1962 the Mod.28-2 is born with the elimination of the triggerguard screw, and a change to the
,cylinder stop.
Note;: The earliest 28-2 I have observed is S222652 AND IS A 3 screw gun.

1968 , Diamond center stocks are deleted

1969 begin N serial # prefix

1982,Model 28-3, cylinder counterbore,pinned barrel deleted , cylinder length shortened to 1.57"

1986 , The Highway Patrolman dies an untimely, buy business wise death.



Would any of you having info to add please post it and I will add it to this original post.

There you are, take care and have a great 2008 , Regards ,,Al



,,S serial prefix , N frames, the Highway Patrolman Years,.

1954--1955 , ,S103500, to S139999

1955--1956, S140000 to S149999

1956--1957, S150000 to S175999

1957--1958 S176000 to S181999

1958--1959 S182000 to S194499

1959--1960 S194500 to S206999

1960--1961 S207000 to S219999,

1961--1962 S220000 to SS227999

1962--1963 S228000 to S231999

1963--1964 S232000 to S235999

1964--1965 S236000 to S257999

1965--1966 S258000 to S261999

1966--1967 S262000 to S289999

1967--1968 S290000 to S304999

1968--1969 S305000 to S329999

1969--1970 S330000 to S333454


1969--1972 N1 to N100000

1973 N1000000 up

1974--1977 N200000

1975--1976 N300000

1977--1978 N400000

1978--1980 N500000

1979--1980 N600000

1980-- N700000

1980--1983 N800000

1982--1986 N900000

N97xxxx being the highest known 1986




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6 4" 5 screws ,S# range S1046** to S1343**

1 6" 5 screw S# Range S1650**

2 n.m.m. 4 screw S# range S1762** to S1822** 1 4" 1 6"

4 MOD 28 4 screw S# range S1926** to S205*** 4 4" 2 6"

7 28-2 S prefix S#. range S223*** to S294*** 4 4" 3 6"

22 28-2 N prefix S#. range N1141** to N5756** 14 4" , 8 6"

4 28-3 N prefix S# range N9562** to N959*** 3 4" 1 6"[/QUOTE]
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I am new to this forum but this post is one I have been looking for for a long time. I have a pre-28 (1954) 4" that I desperately need diamond Magna grips for and a 6" model 28-2. Both are mint condition. I'll file this post away. Many thanks.
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You came to the right place!! Welcome to the forum. There are lots of Model 28 lovers here. You might want to post in the "I want to buy" section of the forum.

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I picked up a 4" model 28-2 serial# N511xxx in January of 2017 from the original owner. When I bought it I had little to no knowledge of the value of a 28-2. After a little research I believe I did pretty well when I spent $375 on it. The gun came with the original magna grips but I prefer the pachmayr presentation grips.





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Well, sounds nice, but your photos didn't come through. We have some threads about photobucket.

Edit: nice revolver!! You got a really great deal. Beautiful gun and a great price!

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I finally got another 28-2 to replace the very early 28-2 I had 35 years ago. It's a near duplicate of the old one, this one comes from around 70-71 and has a much better finish on it. Target hammer and trigger, wearing it's new Altamont rosewood grips that fit so well they are a huge pain to take off. This gun is in great shape, lockup and timing are excellent.


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I paid $550 on Gunbroker for my 28-2 in excellent condition, was it a good price.
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I would have been happy to pay that. Mine was $600.
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Love those stocks Hemi. They look great!
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I have a Model 28 no dash, 6", 4 screw, s/n S203601, in beautiful shape. 1959?
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Les, I think I figured it out.
Thanks Michael

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I have a Model 28 no dash, 6", 4 screw, s/n S203601, in beautiful shape. 1959?
I bought one just like yours, 28 no dash 6" 4 screw, S195843, a 1959 also! It just arrived at my FFL, I'll go take a look Tuesday. I'm very excited to see it! Here's some great photos taken FFL seller (Max French).

These are great guns for shooting and collecting. Cheers!
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Here's my 28-2 4 inch N1590xxx that I just received from fellow member "gasaman" and I absolutely love it, I'm really liking these N frames better than the L's


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