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S & W revolver

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ntgr8, Apr 19, 2013.

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  1. ntgr8

    ntgr8 Member

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    I have a S & W model 28-2 with a 4"barrel, .357cal hwy patrol.I have 2 grips, large square butt and small square butt, finish is blue. The blue book value seems much lower than similar s&w's and I was wondering why? Seems like a real soild pistol.
     
  2. Sky Buster

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    In good shape the M-28 is selling for app. $600.00 in this area.
     
  3. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    It is a keeper!


    If you have not shot it yet ... take it to the range! You will find it extremely accurate!
     
  4. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    Blue book is guide some guns I would love to buy at blue book prices. You have a real nice gun enjoy it
     
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    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    The Blue Book is way behind the current elevation of gun prices.

    Ed
     
  6. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    Most of the fit and finish was utilitarian so they get less money. That does not mean they are not a great, heavy duty pistol. Short of letting it rust solid, I do not think you can hurt one. I never measured my Father in laws, but I am pretty sure they are "L" frames, making them stronger that the more common "K" frame.
     
  7. pendennis

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    Most likely, your Model 28 came with the smaller stocks. Those are "Magnas", and they were standard issue on the Model 28. It also sounds like you have a set of larger target stocks for it, and they were generally post-OEM additions.

    As RickN pointed out, the Model 28 has a less-polished finish, but has the same action as its more expensive Model 27 brother.

    Most came in the duller blue finish. There were a few made in nickel, with 5" barrels for the Florida Highway Patrol, so if you find one in nickel, it's probably been refinished.

    However, that N frame design has been around for over 100 years. Over-engineering at its finest.
     
  8. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    I just looked it up, I was wrong, they are "N" framed. My 686 is the "L" frame. Super strong.
     
  9. ntgr8

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    Thanks for all the info. Glad it is a good piece, don't like having junk.
     
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    They are N frame 357's. I have a 4" one with target stocks. I am soon going to get a target trigger to go in it. Great pistols.
     
  11. Goliad

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    Lots of good advice here.

    I would like to add,search sold prices on Gunbroker for current values, Bluebook is way off on some guns, high and low.
     
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