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Old 01-17-2019, 03:36 PM
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I finally bought a couple of model 28's, so I can now post some iron up in this thread too. I bought both off GB at the end of last year, but I just got back in from work and picked them up yesterday evening. After cleaning them up last night, here they are.

First, my 4" barrel gun, serial S317xxx


And my 6" barrel gun, serial N44xxx
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Before and after pics. New paint job from S&W factory.

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I finally bought a couple of model 28's, so I can now post some iron up in this thread too.
Congratulations and welcome to the Model 28 Club. Those two look good!
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Here is another one 4 the list. 28-2 4inch blue, non original grips, standard trigger and hammer. Ser# N41860. Add this one to the other 5 or 6 ,have not been in the safe for awhile. Sixty nine to seventy, or so. Book tends lump 69-72 as time frame. 28s rule
N41862, here! 4", Satin Blue, Palette-wood (Light Walnut, I think)Targets, with football cutout, standard trigger and hammer, and white outline rear sight. Bought 3 weeks, ago, for $600, no goodies.
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Here is my contribution to the cause, N561162. A 4” barreled revolver built in 1979(?). I made some alterations to it but the chassis was pure M28-2.

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1958 with forum member-made grips and S&W Border Patrol holster

Edited to add: got my letter, and contrary to all information for nearby serial numbers, it is a 1957
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I recently picked up this model 28-2 with a letter of authenticity that states that it shipped from the factory in 1979 to the NY State Police with a plane ramp sight. It also stated that the white outline rear and red ramp front, which the gun has, were added later, and that the NY state Police were often bringing their guns to the factory for special work. The gun is marked NYSP. It has a smooth trigger face and a great d/a trigger pull. It is in pristine shape.
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Picked this one up today. N124xx (1970 I suppose). Faint turn line and handling marks. Side plate was very tight which isn't a bad thing.

While the magnas are original and number to the gun, I thought it might handle a bit better with some targets. Not finding what I wanted on eBay but ran across these striking Thai grips. They're some sort of very heavy hardwood that balances the gun nicely. That, and a Ren Wax rubdown and this plain Jane 28-2 looks pretty sharp!



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Tagged. Will post pics of my 28 when I can. Great thread!!
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I posted this one a few years ago.
1954 H.P. With unrelieved targets. Stocks serialed to gun.


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Here's a couple of pics of the 28-2 I recently acquired. It is an S prefix from 1965, and came with the original box, vapor paper, and unopened tool set. It also has the original invoice from the purchase in 1965. The targets are original as listed on box label, but are not numbered to the gun. I have been looking for one for a while, but have been unsuccessful until now. Very pleased with the purchase. A big thank you to forum member Bamabiker for sending me a spare black disk that was missing from the right side grip.

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Picked up my first 28 in January, it’s a 4” -2.
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good evening azmick, i was wondering if you're still active here. i have a question about the series of SN's you posted for your 28-3 4"
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Will Smith and Wesson provide a historical letter for your gun and do you have to pay for it ? Would be curious to see the original purchase info on a Model 28-2.
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I have a couple. 4” no dash S181*** and 28-2 S303*** also a 4”. Had the 28-2 at the range yesterday.
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28-2 with combats. Purchased with non original magnas so I added some combats for shooting.
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The Smith and Wesson Historical Foundation now issues letters for S&W hand ejectors.
Yes, there is a fee for the service.
Go to this link for details.
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Got this last week. First HP. 28-2 serial S276xxx. So 66 or 67 is my best guess. Wash. State Patrol marked. Looks heavily used as there is finish loss on the barrel and cylinder. Not abused (I hope). Not sure if the target grips are original, but I guess.
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I picked up two hp m28-0 and one hp m28-2. I like to send one of my m28-0 to fords to be nickeled. Along with my new unfixed m29-10.
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Here is my Model 28-2 with serial number N85054. It's a shooter and definitely no Collectors piece.
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Here are a couple of 6-inchers I picked up a few months ago. I guess it is only fitting that they also get posted in the "Mother-Of-All" Model 28 threads.

A brace of 28-2 HIGHWAY PATROLMANS


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picked up another 28-2, hardly a cylinder line 6 inch. Very very nice. 449.00 otd at Gettysburg sat. 14th. Seller said it was a police confiscation. The blind squirrel once again. Spotted just inside door, jumped on it! Serial #N245187.
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picked up another 28-2, hardly a cylinder line 6 inch. Very very nice. 449.00 otd at Gettysburg sat. 14th. Seller said it was a police confiscation. The blind squirrel once again. Spotted just inside door, jumped on it! Serial #N245187.
Great price. That's getting dang close to J-frame Airweight pricing.

Have you checked for matching grip s/n yet?

Don't make us hold our breath for pics!

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No worries mate, just means you can shoot that little dingo guilt free.

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I only have one M28, my 1978 6" -2.
It was wearing these Pachmayr grips when it was given to me.



I was also given the original Magna stocks that came on the gun.



Then I added a nice set of Target stocks.



And now it rests on my nightstand.

It has spent its entire life in that holster except when I has it drawn from the holster to shoot rabbits.
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Acquired very early this year, S280XXX
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An honor to post for the first time of the new decade i bought a very very very clean 4 inch 28 today would love for someone to post pictures for me thanks group
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Here are my Model 28's posted in the order I acquired them.

S&W 28-2, 4 INCH BLUE, N528911, SHIPPED 1978.

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S&W 28-2, 4 INCH BLUE, N294113, SHIPPED 1975-77.

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S&W 28-0, 4 INCH, S214002 SHIPPED 1960. This one's a 4 Screw.

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Model 28-2 6" I picked up the day after new years. Serial # S3149xx


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Here is one to add to the 4 screw non MN data base. Picked it up at the local show this past weekend. Shipped sometime in 57? HP's are very seldom seen in this part of the country, so I jumped at the chance to own this beauty.
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Found this one in a pawn shop back in 2014. S211902
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S1277xx, late 1954?

Won an auction because of the poor pictures. $599 no box.
When I took it out of the package at the LGS, we all were speechless.
No turn line, no evidence of being fired. But I can assure it fires quite nicely.

I would very much like to find a police marked 4”, 1964 serial.
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Default N1984XX Approx. 1973 4"

Bought this at a gun show in Ohio probably three years ago for $575.00. Caught my eye and have enjoyed it ever since.

4" Barrel, Blued (B), Square Butt (SB), Red Ramp front sight (RR), adjustable White Outline rear sight (WO), Magna Grips, .400 Semi-Target Hammer, .265 Serrated Trigger.

The only thing I could never figure out was the white lettering. I assume someone did that later, but they did a really nice job and it looks original if I didn't know better.
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S 13378X - pre 28 - 5 screw. 4 in.
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I inherited a 357 Highway Patrolman, 6" barrel, nickel finish. I see references to "4 screw", & "5 screw" what does this indicate?

S/N is S1958xx, any idea of date of manufacture?

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Any one have a documented 1962 HP i can see photos of please
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I inherited a 357 Highway Patrolman, 6" barrel, nickel finish. I see references to "4 screw", & "5 screw" what does this indicate?

S/N is S1958xx, any idea of date of manufacture?

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Late 1959 or early 1960
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that looks like a factory red insert. Can you confirm? If not, it was superbly done.
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Thanks, shrade. Your 4 screw NMM 6 inch is noted. It makes a
total of nine 6 inch Patrolmans along with two 4 inch models in
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I bought the gun used. I am not sure if the red sight insert is factory done or not sir.
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I got stupid and bought 2 4" 28-2's, one in the box with the original receipt from 1967, from the one and only owner. Looks great! The other one has no box or any other stuff with it, but it looks better than the other one, except the ratchet has a little peen on one tooth.

Bottom one is from 73,. and the top one is from 1967.I sure wish either of them had cost $450-500. The cheaper one was $700! Pics will follow...

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