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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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