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    S&W Highway Patrolman Model 28-2 ?

    I've got a S&W Highway Patrolman Model 28-2, N frame, 4" bbl., Serial # S 2644XX that I bought used, and carried on the P.D. during my last 25 year service period. Great gun, extremely accurate, and never failed me. (We had to buy our own gear back then). When the younger guys started carrying their Dept. issued autos and ribbed me, I definately felt a little "older", but held onto my S&W. I may be retired, but my faithful old Model 28 is still doing duty as a house & farm gun. Someone, for what ever reason, sure let a good one get away. I was just wondering when it was made. Anyone know approx. mfg. date?
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    Re: S&W Highway Patrolman Model 28-2 ?

    i just inherited a m29 monday. paperwork inside the box was dated 1974. looking foward to shooting mine.
    sn is 289xxx.

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    Re: S&W Highway Patrolman Model 28-2 ?

    grasshopper, your gun was shipped in 1966.

    Jack, is your serial number preceeded with an S or N? Makes a big difference. HTH
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    Re: S&W Highway Patrolman Model 28-2 ?

    Much thanks for the info. I got it around 1970. Before that I carried a .38/44 N frame. The highway Patrolman had better sights and was more accurate, so I switched.

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    Re: S&W Highway Patrolman Model 28-2 ?

    I always take a bit of ribbing from some of the guys I work with who carry Glocks and wondernines as their concealed carry guns while I prefer revolvers and one of mine is a 3 1/2 inch 27-2. Remember that your 28-2 is just the dressed down version of the Model 27, the ORIGINAL .357 Magnum and the FBI's carry gun in its infancy. There was never anything wrong with the .357 Magnum as a defensive round, just some want more of the little bullets vs a few of the more powerful ones. Here in NY where you still can't more than 10 rounds anyway, those six .357's to me would be much more comfofting than ten 9mm's.
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    Re: S&W Highway Patrolman Model 28-2 ?

    diamondback: my sn is n289xxx. if the :born date: is not '74 i would appreciate knowing since this is a "family" gun.

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    Re: S&W Highway Patrolman Model 28-2 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by phonejack
    diamondback: my sn is n289xxx. if the :born date: is not '74 i would appreciate knowing since this is a "family" gun.
    Yours is more like 1976.
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    Re: S&W Highway Patrolman Model 28-2 ?

    any pictures

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    Re: S&W Highway Patrolman Model 28-2 ?

    My data base shows that S264934 shipped 5/'65.

    S&W did not keep records based upon build or manufactured dates only on ship dates.

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    Re: S&W Highway Patrolman Model 28-2 ?

    aztenx what data base do you use to check ship dates? i have one with a serial # bhf5921 thanks 4521dln


 

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