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Project S&Wm28HP.44Special

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by whitecoyote, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. whitecoyote

    whitecoyote Well-Known Member

    Some may remember a project S&W Highway Patrolman I had Customized.
    Well, I am pleased to announce there is a sequel, and it is finished!
    I purchased this S&W Highway Patrolman from a Sergeant I work with for $200.00. It had a 6" barrel that had a buldge in it, had some rust, and minor pitting.
    Overall it was a good solid S&W revolver.
    This is the way the Highway Patrolman looked originally. It's hard to tell from the photograph, the buldged barrel.
    This has been a project, about 1.5 years in the making.
    I purchased a 4" barrel. The Highway Patrolman was then taken to Mag-Na-Port for the project. http://www.magnaport.com/
    Customizing the Highway Patrolman:
    *Barrel was cut & crowned to 2.75"
    *Front sight was re-installed
    *Cylinder & Slide Extreme Duty rear sight installed http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=CSM1368
    *Grip frame was converted to a "round butt"
    *Barrel & cylinder were sent to Bowen to be bored out to .44 Special http://www.bowenclassicarms.com/
    *Custom Elk Horn grips by patrick Grashorn http://www.grashornsgunworks.com/
    *Trigger job, and blue refinished.
    Prior to being finished, Mag-Na-Port had me pick up the Highway Patrolman. I took it to the range, and fired it to make sure the sights were "regulated".
    They were, it fired just fine.
    The finished product!
  2. mikemx5

    mikemx5 Active Member

    Very nice. I've always thought short barreled N-frames had a nice purposeful look to them.
  3. BCCL

    BCCL Well-Known Member

  4. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    Killer! Mag Na Port turns out a very nice Custom.
  5. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 Well-Known Member

    Purdy gun !!!
  6. Bill B.

    Bill B. Well-Known Member

    That gets a big WOW! Really like it ..................!
  7. Hunterdad

    Hunterdad Well-Known Member

    Very sexy
  8. RidgwayCO

    RidgwayCO Well-Known Member

    I'm a sucker for any .44 Special, but your M28 is one of a kind. Congratulations!
  9. Oyeboten

    Oyeboten Well-Known Member

    Very nice project!

    Excellent outcome.

    Nice to see...
  10. wnycollector

    wnycollector Well-Known Member

    Great job!
  11. .455_Hunter

    .455_Hunter Well-Known Member

    This is what the Night Guards should look like...
  12. wcwhitey

    wcwhitey Well-Known Member

    Very Nice! What is your planned use. That to me is a perfect field gun loaded with Skeeter loads. Love the .44 Special. Bill
  13. BullfrogKen

    BullfrogKen Moderator Emeritus

    That is awesome.

    Totally awesome.
  14. Dave Markowitz

    Dave Markowitz Well-Known Member

    Now that is what I call a pocket howitzer. Very nice!
  15. pakmcc

    pakmcc Well-Known Member

    about thirty years ago or so, A gun smith friend found three Smith and Wesson .44 special barrels, in the white, very rough and marked like they're supposed to be. At a gun show. He told me if I found a used model 28 he would make me a .44 special out of the model 28.(note: he had already done this to another 28 and made me a long colt cal. smith with a .45 ACP barrel on it. That pistol loved 230 gr. hardball.(in LC cases)
    I found a model 28 and he built me the prettiest smith .44 speical (6 inch barrel)you ever saw. He reblued the whole pistol did a trigger job on it(3.5 lb single action trigger pull) cleaned up the barrel . every thing was a matching blue. WE put it in a Ransom rest and it shot a 1.5 inch group at fifty yards. Yes, I've still got the revolver and no, it's not for sale. I've had it for over 30 years. I've got several "N" frame smith and even a couple of heritage models(one .45 LC and the other .44 special.) and they are very nice. My conversion doesn't take a back seat to either of the heritage guns. I love the .44 specials, ok and the model 57's and 25's.ok.ok 27's and 28's
  16. 66912

    66912 Well-Known Member

    Man, I am at a loss for words. That is one cool revolver!.

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