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Hi guys.

Just brought a 1986 Model 28 .357 mag. with and 6 inch barrel.

Can anyone tell me a bit more about these guns, like what to look out for, if there are any common problems etc

Thanks

Johnny
 

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Welcome! They are a fine gun and are build to shoot like crazy.

I think everyone that has owned one including me has been happy with it. Enjoy and have fun with it and here.
 

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Your Highway Patrolman was manufactured, at the request of law enforcement, as a less expensive version of the Model 27. It is
almost identical, except 27 came with polished blue finish, serrated rib,target hammer,trigger, and stocks. 28 came with
blue satin finish & magna stocks. Works just as well and probably more practical than model 27. Enjoy!
 

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If this truely is a 1986 produced Highway Patrolman then it's one of the last made and it should be marked "28-3". These are collectable. As most -3's were 4" guns, 6" issues are even more desirable.

This one of the few examples where a non-pinned, non-recessed gun is worth a good deal more than the earlier issues.
 

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If you give us the serial number on the butt of the gun, we can check that date for you. You can x out the last couple of digits if you want to.
 

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6" issues are even more desirable
Drew, I did not know that,,, and should have

John, the only 'down' side to your new revolver is now you have S&Witis
There is no cure, just treatments of another S&W on a regular basis.
It has worked for me :mrgreen:

 

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azmick said:
6" issues are even more desirable
Drew, I did not know that,,, and should have

John, the only 'down' side to your new revolver is now you have S&Witis
There is no cure, just treatments of another S&W on a regular basis.
It has worked for me :mrgreen:

Mick,

Funny thing is that this only applies to -3's.

6" 28-2's are harder to sell than a Guideon Bible in a cathouse.

Thanks to our Moderator from Cape Cod, I have a very nice 4" -3, but so far, not a 6".
 
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