I found this 4 inch 28-2 at a show last weekend, it looked like it had sat in a sock drawer for the past 40 years- cleaned up nice.
It's not that the 4" gun itself is more accurate, it's that you can shoot it more accurately. It's the same for me as well.I've had my four inch 28-2 (N-85xxx) a L-O-N-G time, and felt it needed zero to be better but I always lusted after the longer 6" barrel.
Whether it's anecdotal on my part or common knowledge, every .357 revolver I've owned with multiple barrel lengths (even the Ruger Security six) in the same model the 4" barrels were always the most accurate, best balanced and comfortable to shoot. Magic in the air
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Nice grips. Where did you get those?I have a 6 inch Highway Patrolman, but wish I had a 4 inch as well
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Nice! what stocks are those?I keep thinking I'd like a 6" Model 28 as well but I do have the 4". It shipped Nov 1962.
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The best guess is Eagle Heritage. I got them from Gearchecker.Nice! what stocks are those?
In the current SCSW, there is a note about "less than 100 manufactured with an 8-3/8" barrel" (pg 230).That is something I have not heard. Do you recall where you read that? 4” and 6” were standard and not deviated from to the best of my knowledge.
The HP was built as an economy revolver so the only options were stocks, and maybe triggers and hammers.
There were a very few finished in nickel, two batches if I recall, one for the sales dept and one for the Florida State Police.
That is a very nice example of what I consider to be one of Smith's best revolvers. 👍After all the guns I own, I finally got a pre M28 5 screw with the 4" bbl. I am not a shooter, just a lowly collector. Now to find a box for this puppy. Big Larry
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