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Posted: 4/13/2008 6:06:43 PM EDT
S&W 28-2 4" barrel EXC+ condition Action is very tight and crisp.  $400 OTD



Pinned barrel, recessed cylinder. Serial # 5177xx # on crane 14859

Another member said few ever had red ramped sights.

S.O.
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 5:37:10 PM EDT
Have I told you lately how much I hate you.


Looks good, nice wood.
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 6:26:38 PM EDT
Probably an "S" and not a "5" in the SN.  By the book that dates it to 1957 or 58.  But a Model 28-2 would have been 1961 or later.  Curious.
Link Posted: 4/14/2008 9:32:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ameshawki:
Probably an "S" and not a "5" in the SN.  By the book that dates it to 1957 or 58.  But a Model 28-2 would have been 1961 or later.  Curious.


It's an N prefix gun. He posted a couple of threads in other forums. I think he may have found himself a very rare variation(I looked it up in the Standard Catalog) since it has a red ramp, but of course that could have been done after it left the factory.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 5:31:01 AM EDT
N prefix makes more sense.  1978.

Red ramp was made for New York State Police, in roughly that SN range.  I would guess this is a contract over run.  
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 5:36:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/15/2008 5:37:28 AM EDT by SorryOciffer]

Originally Posted By Ameshawki:
N prefix makes more sense.  1978.

Red ramp was made for New York State Police, in roughly that SN range.  I would guess this is a contract over run.  


It is an N prefix. I am going to send for a factory letter on it.
Link Posted: 4/15/2008 5:56:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ameshawki:
N prefix makes more sense.  1978.

Red ramp was made for New York State Police, in roughly that SN range.  I would guess this is a contract over run.  


The NYSP guns started later in the serial range. 540xxx or thereabouts.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 3:51:15 AM EDT
Nice looking gun. I'd be interested to see what Roy said about the red ramp front sight.

I likes me some Model 28s.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:18:53 AM EDT
Nice N frame....i just picked up a very nice 6" with a polished action.Never holstered, the guy had owned it 10 yrs.and never fired it.Shot very little for $375.
It is my 4th. 28, this one will not get away, they are shooters.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:33:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 7:16:48 PM EDT
I had one in the mid 80's and the one I had was indeed marked NYSP. I regret sselling many guns over the years but none as much as that one. Damn good find and at a decent price in todays looney S&W market. Congratulations!
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