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S&W Model 28-2

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by FPrice, Sep 20, 2003.

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  1. FPrice

    FPrice Member

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    I made my usual mistake of stopping by a gun store. :rolleyes:

    This one is one town over from where I live and is open odd hours. The guy had two S&W Model 28's in the case, a 6" and a 4". The 4" is a 28-2, in pretty good shape, has a smooth trigger and large target stocks. Could not take the stocks off to check the serial number but there was a "N" and five numbers in the crane area just above the 28-2. It also had an "H" on the rear face of the cylinder between two of the charge holes.

    A quick run through seemed to indicate that it was in good mechanical shape. The guy is asking $300, I think I'm going to offer $250 and see what he does.
     
  2. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    If it seemed to like me...
    Would likely offer 225 out the door.
    I don't need more N frames but they still follow me home anyway.



    Sam
     
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    Locally, I pay $289 for nice looking, mechanically sound pieces.
     
  4. Johnny Guest

    Johnny Guest Moderator Emeritus

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    Highway Patrolman is a very good revolver - - -

    Strong and heavy enough to take a bunch of true Magnum loads. Not as pretty, perhaps, as a high-polished M27, but truly a businesslike, distinguished-looking sidearm.

    I tend to agree with C. R. Sam that the price seems a bit steep, but I acknowledge that big service resolvers might be a bit more reasonably priced in the Southwest than in the PCM.

    But, even in Texas, I think I'd give $250, were I in the market for such.

    Let us know what happens, huh?

    Best,
    Johnny
     
  5. FPrice

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    $300 is a bit steep, but the People's AG, in all his wisdom, has decided that the subjects...er, citizens of the Commonwealth cannot be trusted with "unsafe" firearms. Thus the supply of firearms has dried up, which has caused prices to rise.

    Decisions, decisions.
     
  6. RUT

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    Bear in mind, he's in Massachusetts where gun prices tend to run much higher!:(
     
  7. FPrice

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    Update...

    I checked out Supica and Nahas and, if the number I saw was the serial number, then this revolver dates to late 1970 or early 1971.
     
  8. FPrice

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    RUT...

    "Bear in mind, he's in Massachusetts where gun prices tend to run much higher!"

    Yeah, but if you shop carefully you can still find some bargains.

    BTW, I just applied for my NH Non-resident carry permit. Since I have a permit which allows me to carry concealed here, it looks good that I will get it. (fingers crossed)
     
  9. RUT

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    >>BTW, I just applied for my NH Non-resident carry permit. Since I have a permit which allows me to carry concealed here, it looks good that I will get it. (fingers crossed)<<

    It's a piece of cake here, unlike your (and my once) state! I used to have a non-resident Mass. permit, but the annual renewal BS got to be too much of a pain, so I let it lapse. Now, I'm just covered in NH, VT, and Maine. VT, of course, is by default, as they have no permit requirements there.:)

    ===RUT===
     
  10. Standing Wolf

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    That's the serial number. $300 wouldn't be a bad price for a model 28-2 with a four-inch barrel in good condition. You could find better prices, but they're not the most common guns on the market.
     
  11. Ala Dan

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    What Can I Say?

    The Smith & Wesson model 28-2 .357 magnum is one very
    fine handgun. I've owned 3 over the year's, the last being
    about a 98.9 per center that I gave $270 bucks for. It was
    the 6" version, that I bought out of Illinois.:D

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  12. Benjamin

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    Sir,

    whose shop is this? I'm looking for smith .357's. The only good shop in my area took 140 revolvers from a private collection, and is now working on selling the commemoratives. Mainly NIB stuff, so they're out of my current price range.

    $300 for a mechanically sound M28 sounds right for Mass, though. If you can get it for $250, more power to you.
     
  13. C.R.Sam

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    Patience...
    And carry cash.:)


    Sam
     
  14. rbert0005

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    Benjamin,

    If you want any Smith wheelguns,Colts too, you may want to try the Village Gun Shop in Northboro. It is right on Rt 9 by Duddies car dealership.

    I allways find some NICE things there. They have the best assortment that I have found anywhere.

    $300 for a model 28 is on the top side, but not out of the acceptable range.

    Enjoy,
    Bob
     
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    I think a good Model 27-2 (like mine) or a Model 28 are a couple of the best all around shooters to be had; I spent $275.00 for mine last year, and now I wouldn't give it up for twice that much.
     
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    $300.00 for a handgun that can use such a wide range of ammo, that will last for several lifetimes, that will be accurate way out past where any decent semi-automatic quits and goes home, that is beautiful, unbelievably reliable and will most likely hold its value or even increase in price sounds like a pretty good deal. :D :D
     
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    I'd go for that in a heartbeat.

    Here in CA you can only buy used S&W revos that are already in the state. Makes them hard to find at times -- "you snooze, you lose", bring cash. I wouldn't part with any of my N-frame .357's.
     
  18. FPrice

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    Benjamin...

    "whose shop is this?"

    This is Jimmy Squid's in Chicopee, MA. He has a small but nice variety of firearms there.
     
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    Ala Dan...

    "The Smith & Wesson model 28-2 .357 magnum is one very fine handgun. I've owned 3 over the year's, the last being about a 98.9 per center that I gave $270 bucks for. It was the 6" version, that I bought out of Illinois."

    He also has a 6" M28 right next to it, same price! I did not look at it because I prefer the 4" barrel for all purposes except formal target competition.
     
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    M28-2

    i have a 28-2 4". it's my favorite handgun. how forgiving should one be when examining these firearms for cylinder movement? i've yet to find one where the cylinder feels welded to the frame. what's acceptable?
     
  21. FPrice

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    rjk2475...

    "how forgiving should one be when examining these firearms for cylinder movement?"

    My FFL, who used to work for both S&W and Colt, said that an N-frame cylinder should move (rotate) just a little bit. Both of my N-frames have some little movement in them and both still shoot well with no problems that i can tell.
     
  22. Phil in Seattle

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    They're so very nice. I'd rather have 27s but I wouldn't ever pass by a solid 28.

    [​IMG]

    Note to self take a new photo and include the 2nd 6" in it.
     
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    Twenty years ago I was in an alley with my partner looking for some b&e suspects. We were in plaincloths and when ran into the suspects they picked up 2x4s and bricks. I pulled a 2 1/2" S&W 66 they were not impressed. But when my partner pulled a mod 28 all you could hear was stuff hitting the ground. Up to that point I could never understand why he carried that big hunk of iron.
     
  24. RUT

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    >>But when my partner pulled a mod 28 all you could hear was stuff hitting the ground<<

    "Go ahead... make my day............" :D
     
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    Phil,

    Let me know if you every come across a good deal on another 6".
     
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