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Is my Model 28 supposed to look like this?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Surplussoldier, Jun 19, 2006.

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  1. Surplussoldier

    Surplussoldier Member

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    I just received the used M-28 that I had mail ordered. I am an auto guy so it is my first revolver :D Though I am not sure if this dent in the metal behind the cylinder is supposed to be there.

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  2. Jim Watson

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    Yup, it was made that way.
    It is the ramp that cams the cylinder center pin back as you close the cylinder.
     
  3. isp2605

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    Yes, it's suppose to look like that.
    Open the cylinder and in the center you'll see a small pin sticking out from the rear. If you push on the pin you'll see that it's spring loaded and you can push it in. That pin helps hold the cylinder close. Now close the cylinder slowly and you'll see where that pin rides in that dent. That dent creates a feed ramp of sort that lets that pin insert until it can lock in it's place. Without the dent, if the recoil shield was straight like on the right side of your revolver, that pin would hit the edge and the cylinder would not close.
     
  4. Phil123

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    God i'd love a revolver, lucky buggers. This country sucks, barely allowed a plastic airsoft gun lol.(UK)
     
  5. Surplussoldier

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    Okay, that makes sense. Thanks!
     
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    Nice old N frame.....case hardening still on the hammer. Ah yes, pinned barrel....recessed...sigh..they don't make 'em like that anymore....Enjoy.;)
     
  7. LoneCoon

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    I'm actually glad someone asked this because I thought my sister's S&W was damaged. The only other revolver I own is a Dan Wesson, which doesn't have that at all.
     
  8. Jim Watson

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    You haven't lived until somebody points out to you that your revolver frame is cracked. And shows you where the sideplate goes.
     
  9. Pistol Toter

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    Hey Jim, What's a sideplate? Is it anything like a fender skirt? If that is an i"N" frame what is an OUT frame.:what:
     
  10. P95Carry

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    Gives me an excuse to post the pic of my M28-2. :rolleyes: :)

    This one has had the hammer bobbed and chamber mouths chamfered - plus a trigger job. Sweet as butter DA pull and good enough to have been my carry for several weeks two or three years ago. Six fast .357's are a cinch.


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  11. isp2605

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    Bought this one, new, for $135 in 1974. Shot it some for PPC. Now it's role is to go with me deer hunting.

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  12. SaxonPig

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    All S&W recoil shields look like that.

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  13. g56

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    I had a 6" model 28 a number of years ago, sold it, wish I had kept it!
     
  14. smokemaker

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    I had a 6" model 28 some years ago too. I also sold it, but it was the best gun deal I ever made! Got a sweet shooting Dan Wesson in trade for a lead spittin', inaccurate POS.
     
  15. PinnedAndRecessed

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    What on earth?

    No, it's not supposed to be there. Somebody has completely destroyed your revolver! What a shame!

    Look, I'm a nice guy. I feel for you. I have no use for it but I'll give you $50 for your damaged gun.

    I don't know. Maybe I can use it as a paperweight.

    No, no need to thank me.
     
  16. Rinspeed

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    [QUOTEI had a 6" model 28 some years ago too. I also sold it, but it was the best gun deal I ever made! Got a sweet shooting Dan Wesson in trade for a lead spittin', inaccurate POS.][/QUOTE]


    You must be kidding, no fool would trade a model 28 for a Dan Wesson.
     
  17. Majic

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    Why must he be a fool and I guess you know nothing of the Dan Wessons.
     
  18. Rinspeed

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    I forgot to put the little smiley at the end of my post. Dan Wessons are good, strong accurate revolvers but they are also very blocky and unwielding in my opinion. If the model 28 had problems he probably should have sent it back to S&W, I'm sure they would have made it right.
     
  19. runninmike

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    Love the 28-it was my 1st da revolver. Can shoot them so fast because of the big heavy momentum carrying cylinder! With some practice you can fire 6 light .38 spc rounds to sound like a rolling quick volley of 3.
    Enjoy-MC
     
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