New (to me) Highway Patrolman

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by HPCadm17, Jun 19, 2022.

  1. tightgroup tiger

    tightgroup tiger Member

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    The Model 28s are fantastic revolvers, I bought my first one used in like 1984. It was a new old stock 1957 that no one wanted.
    Got it for $245.00 and still have it.
    I also have a 1972 28-2 in a 4" that is LNIB. It was another sock drawer find by someone.
    This is my 1957
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    This is my 28-2 with a 1947 I-frame below it.
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  2. Tallball

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    My S&W N-frames are my most accurate centerfire handguns. (I'm a revolver guy with XXL hands.)

    I love beautiful wooden grips.

    Unfortunately, the sad truth is that I shoot better with ugly black Pachmayr type grips. :(
     
  3. Choctaw

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    Congratulations on your 28. I bet you will love it.

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  4. bannockburn

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    Wow that that's a bit of a rare bird!

    I think I can honestly say that in all of the gun shops I have been in and all of the gun shows I have been to, I can't ever remember seeing a nickel plated Model 28 before!

    Sorry to hear you parted with it but grateful for the photo you posted of it. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  5. kwb377

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    The factory nickeled 28's were very rare (I think there were a small batch in 5" done for FL Highway Patrol?). The nickel was pretty cloudy and tarnished when I got it...a couple of hours with some Mother's polish (and new grips) did wonders.

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  6. bannockburn

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    From the "Before" and "After" photos I would say the Mother's Mag Polish and a bit of the old elbow grease did wonders for the Model 28!

    You did a great job bringing some shine and life back to that tarnished gun!
     
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  7. eastbank

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    my two 28,s, a N 6" and a S 4". paid 400.00 for each off of the same man. he wanted 450.00 for each, but as i wanted both he lowered them to 800.00 for the pair. i can,t think of money better spent.
     

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  8. DR505

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    My Model 58 is an N Serial Number from roughly 1975. I got it ANIB from an estate sale.
     
  9. dickydalton

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    28-2 I've only shot a couple dozen rounds through it.
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  10. OlKrom

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    EECDE532-0A80-404B-81CA-7F98CCD232E1.jpeg Model 28’s are real nice shooting guns. This one I picked up last year is one of my favorite guns to head to the range with. I’m not a huge fan of the magnaported barrel though and have been contemplating finding a 4” barrel to have fitted to it.
     
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