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Old 02-10-2024, 03:57 AM
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Ran across this in my LGS earlier this week, couldnít get it out of my head so I went back and checked it out properly. Itís a model 28Ė2 highway patrolman, serial number in the N547xxx range so 1979-ish, correct? Thereís a slight bit of fore and aft play in the cylinder but nothing detrimental. DA trigger pull is smooth, SA trigger pull is crisp and light. The only thing really ďwrongĒ with it are the Pachmayr grips (didnít come with Factory stocks and Iím not a fan of the Pachmayrs Iíve tried in the past) but Iíll find something suitable eventually. Hope I can get to the range to work it out this weekend.

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Old 02-10-2024, 06:34 AM
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Great find! I agree with you on the grips. When I bought mine several years ago, it had the same type of grip, no box or papers. I put some Altamont classic panel grips on mine.

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Old 02-10-2024, 07:15 AM
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Congratulations. I got one a few weeks ago, from about that same time period, that came with a funky set of K-frame target grips on it. I swapped them out for a set of Altamonts from a Model 29-10 I had. For some reason they didn't fit the 29 well, so I put a Hogue on the 29 and moved the Altamonts over to the 28 where they fit fairly well.

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Old 02-10-2024, 10:33 AM
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That’s a great gun. shows some wear but that just makes it easier to carry it, have fun, and not worry.
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Old 02-10-2024, 11:02 AM
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Nice looking grips CajunBass.
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Old 02-10-2024, 11:12 AM
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Great looking old Smith. Just the right amount of wear. That gun was made to shoot-alot!! Personally, I have always liked the feel of those grips, especially like yours with the finger grooves when shooting any hot .38's or magnum rounds. Other grips may look better but some are very uncomfortable when actually using the gun. Enjoy.
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You snagged a nice Model 28-2! They are built like tanks and are fun and dependable shooters. A little Flitz and some RenWax and you'll probably be amazed at how it cleans up. I'm also a fan of gently used revolvers, and have a few HPs in my modest collection. Most of my 28-2s are ca. 1974-77. Enjoy!
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Hereís the family photo. The 28, 38/44, a Model 10 6Ē, model 10 2Ē, model 17, model 36, 1917, and my CMP range grade 1911 (1942 colt frame, Remington Rand slide).

Iíll likely move the Hogues (which I like better, they seem to fit my hands perfectly) from the 38/44 to the 28 and put the original grips with a BK adapter
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Nice catch.. Toss the rubber for some nice wood grips......Please show wheels or legs it used to follow you home.
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My 28 is a no dash from 1960. It also came with "Goodyears" Have several sets era correct. It was my 1st online purchase. Bob
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Don’t toss the rubber grips. As others have said they are great for shooting. You can always put nice wood on for show but if you ever carry for field use they are perfect. Just check underneath them for moisture.
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That's a nice M28.

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Factory grips on the 28-2 would have been magnas.
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Factory grips on the 28-2 would have been magnas.
Indeed. 1973 vintage
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Stocks swapped, much better aesthetically. I shoot the 38/44 fine enough with the original stocks and the magnas with adapter just fit better.

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I understand the attraction.. now we need a range report...
mine is about 1975 vintage
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