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Need info on correct 28-2 rear sight

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Riss, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Riss

    Riss New Member

    Need to replace the rear sight on my 1960's 28-2 Highway Patrolman. Found a K,L,N rear sight assembly online. The rounded front type. CHEAP. What height sight blade do I need for a 6" barrel ? After looking at all of the blades they have the tallest .160" seems to ring a bell as being the right one. Does anyone have a breakdown of the blade heights ? Or can anyone verify that is the one I need. Its on clearance so I want to get it before its sold out.
  2. 420Stainless

    420Stainless New Member

    I'm confused. Are you looking for a front sight blade, or an insert for the adjustable rear sight? Don't have a precision measuring instrument at home, but the front sight on my 6" 28-2 is a ramp with a rounded top and appears to be about 7mm high (0.275").
  3. M57

    M57 New Member

    The correct height is 1/8" .125 You can call S&W and purchase a new one complete with the screws.
  4. Gator

    Gator New Member

    The S&W rear sight with the rounded front is made for the later drilled and tapped frames, it may not fit on your 28-2, and even if it does it won't look right. You need a rear sight with a square front.
  5. 420Stainless

    420Stainless New Member

    Well. I learned something new. Thanks Gator.

    Never heard of a rounded front, rear sight before and sure couldn't tell what that meant by looking at my 28-2.
  6. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Active Member

    A proper Highway Patrolman rear sight is not serrated like most S&W adjustables, either.
  7. Riss

    Riss New Member

    Am I correct to assume that the rear sights fit all K,L,N frames. Assuming that I keep the same vintage of frame and sight. The 28-2 as a scope mounting block in the sight channel. Not sure of the spacing on the holes, but since they are not through holes I assume that they may be factory ???
  8. Gator

    Gator New Member

    Here's a quick pic I just took of the two different styles; old "square front" on the left. As Jim pointed out, the rear sight on the 28 had no serrations, it was smooth. You can put a serrated one on, but its not "correct" if you are interested in that. The old style was different for K and N fames, the new may be the same.

  9. Riss

    Riss New Member

    Yep, now I see. Will have to keep looking for a proper N frame rear sight. MAY change out the sight blade to shoot it but will keep all correct parts in the parts box.
  10. isp2605

    isp2605 New Member

    This is the factory rear site on my 6 inch 28-2.
    Sorry, I can't help on the height. It seems my mic has grown legs and walked away. If I find it I'll let you know what mine measures.


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