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What is/was S&W's largest framed 357 magnum revolver?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Lone_Gunman, Dec 24, 2006.

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  1. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Member

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    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Shear_stress

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    N-frame: 27, 28, 327, 627, Registered Magnum.
     
  3. JoeHatley

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    +1 N Frame, as in this 28-2

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    Joe
     
  4. Chindo18Z

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    Also S&W Model 520 (Fixed Sight, Blue, 4", N-Frame Service Revolver) made up for but never delivered to the NY State Patrol. 3000 of these are out in the market (minus one :) ).

    The one in the photo is from GunBroker (not mine)...

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    Now if they'll just make a 10-shot .357 X-Frame... :D
     
  6. The Real Hawkeye

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    Chindo, are you sure you have the model numbe right on that gun? I did a search on GunsAmerica, and the only guns that showed up were new S&W titanium cylinder revolvers.
     
  7. Chindo18Z

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    Hawkeye: Yes, that's the real model number assigned to the weapon depicted. They were made in 1980 for issue to the NYSP but never delivered to that police department; the entire production run was then sold to the public.

    It's essentially a fixed sight M28 with a better finish. Amazing lockup and balance.

    Two recent auction examples sold at prices of $818 and $838 (the one in the photo). Used to be cheaply found...not any more.

    Smith & Wesson also calls their current production seven-shooter a Model 520 (for reasons which only make sense to them).

    Try typing a search at GunBroker Auctions for "Smith 520" instead of "S&W 520"...

    You'll see a very over-priced example from a notoriously over-priced dealer. Who knows? The way prices for N-Frames keep rising, he may even sell it at that pricepoint.
     
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    Hiway Patrolman S&W Revolver

    One of these was stolen from my 1967 Chevrolet in Denver in the dead of winter in 1971 (72)? I miss it, and can't remember the model number, but 29 sticks in my mind. My dad got it for me used from some pawn broker in Seattle before I entered police training in Eugene, Oregon. @#$hole(s) also got a sleeping bag, and a really good SLR 35 mm camera, along with all of my best slides.

    After seeing the film "American Gun", I often wonder more than ever where that gun is now.

    wb
     
  9. Shear_stress

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    Ha! I knew I'd miss one. Nice gun, Chindo.
     
  10. Nicolai

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    Highway Patrolman is a Model 28 (Model 29 is the .44 magnun). A reference I have says Model 28's were made 1954-1986. Mighty fine revolver.
     
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