smith and wesson 28-2


August 15, 2006, 02:16 PM
Someone I know has a Smith-Wesson 28-2 with a 6 inch barrel for sale and wants $375.

It seems to be in average condition, some loss of blueing .

Anyone out there had any experience with this model?
Does that price seem reasonable? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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August 15, 2006, 02:20 PM
I think that is a good price.

It's the same frame as the 27-2 (I have two of these) and is the same gun, basically. The 27 has a bit better finish but otherwise, identical.

Depending upon how much bluing loss, it sounds like a good deal. Especially since the supply of pinned and recessed Smiths, all P & R Smiths, is rapidly drying up.

If I had the $$ I'd buy it.

BTW, I'd offer $325 and pay $350.

But if he's firm, still, I'd go ahead with $375.

August 15, 2006, 05:01 PM
That's an average price. I paid $300 for my 4" barreled one.

August 15, 2006, 05:31 PM
I don't know if it's a regional thing or what, but I bought mine about 2 years ago from a dealer that had 2 for $260 plus tax. I had some blue loss at the muzzle and an old set of Pachmayrs on it. If it has the original grips on it I think $300-$325 would be fair.

August 15, 2006, 05:39 PM
About six months ago I paid $350.00 for a 28-2 it had no blue wear and probably had only 50-100 rounds through it. Yours sounds like a good buy.
I think it is harder to buy a used .357 in any reputable brand under $400.

August 15, 2006, 08:16 PM
Welcome to the forum!!

That's a pretty average price for around here. Most I see at recent shows have askng prices of $400 --> $450.

I paid $295 for this one (with the scope), but that was almost 6 years ago,

Good shooters...


August 15, 2006, 09:06 PM
I've had one for about three years now. I got it for a real good price (you proabably don't want to know) from a neighbor of mine who just wanted to get rid of it since he is more of a shotgun guy. It is the main "around the house gun" since any of the ladies here can shoot it with magnum loads and it is easier to operate than some of my automatics. I have the original grips for it, but I replaced them with some Hogue grips to make it a little easier for the women to handle.

It is a lot of fun to shoot as well, and we can shoot it all day long with .38s in it.

August 15, 2006, 10:38 PM
I can't comment on the price, i have no idea what handguns go for in your area. But if you're looking for a great shooting gun, one of those big ole N frame.357's is it. They're heavy enough to tame even the heaviest .357's. Light .38's make it seem almost like a .22. Everybody should have atleast one.

August 15, 2006, 10:38 PM
The Highway Patrolman came out in 1954 as a low-cost service revolver. Became the Model 28 in 1957 and the 28-2 was made from 1962 to 1981. Built on the N frame it's tough and durable but was offered in a lesser degree of finish to cut the cost. Made in 4" and 6" barrels (I know, a few rare ones in 5" were made on special order) these are nice but not fancy revolvers.

The 4" guns bring a little more money. I personally think $375 for a visibly worn 6" 28 is a little high. I bought two 4" guns last year, a pre-28 made in the first year of production for $290 and a 1970 28-2 for $260. I would want to pay no more than $300-$325 for a 6" 28-2. But you're the one looking so you have to decide what it's worth to you.

August 15, 2006, 11:26 PM
I paid $97.00 for mine new. Of course that was in 1968. Great shooter. If you don't like the price, make the guy an offer.

August 15, 2006, 11:46 PM
I am forgetting what I paid three or so years ago for mine - but it had had work done, like hammer bob, trigger job and chamfered chambers. I added CT's.

It was probably best I can remember about $350 but is a very clean gun and a joy to shoot - I was not bothered by cost. If yours is missing some bluing but still tight in lockup then maybe something closer to $300 would be good - a M27-2 would almost by default cost you more, in fact I think that would be a 5" or 3 1/2" in fact.

August 16, 2006, 05:52 AM
The 27 has a bit better finish but otherwise, identical.Yeah identical.
Except for that different sights and fully checkered topstrap, rearsight and barrel rib thingy thery are identical.

August 16, 2006, 07:24 AM
Thanks for all the great information and pictures from all of your replies.
You helped me a lot. Nightbuck

Cocked & Locked
August 16, 2006, 03:26 PM
I don't have a 6" model 28, just a lonesome 4" one. I agree that $375 is probably on the high side for a 6-incher. I feel the 4-inchers sell for a little more as that seems to be the one preferred in my area.

My 28-2 4"

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