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Posted: 8/16/2010 7:10:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2010 5:21:00 PM EDT by PaladinM1911]
Scored at the gun store today. I have always wanted a four inch M27/28 since I was a kid watching "Vega$", now I have a "Dan Tanna" gun
A low number M28-2, serial # N9XXX

Need to get some thicker grips though, might try the Ahrends N Frame grip.
Anyone got an Idea when this was made.
Dave

UPDATE 30 AUG 10

So I took it to the range today and the thing is a tack hammer!!! Fired full magnum loads through it.

This was six rounds single action at 10 yards, shot two handed just to test the accuracy. Thing was dead on the two floaters were me I been shooting 9mm s for the
past couple of years.

This is 12 rounds rapid fire at 10 yards.
Put over a hundred rounds through it and it was great but it tore up web of my right thumb a bit, I gotta toughen up a bit.

Dave
Link Posted: 8/16/2010 7:31:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2010 7:33:16 PM EDT by 2hawk]


Nice one, just wait 'til you shoot it- mine's like a laser

Clipped from the FAQ on the S&W Forum:

N Series N Frames:

N1 – N60,000………….......1970-72
N60,001 – N 190,000…...1972-74
N190,001 – N430,000…...1975 – 77
N430.001 – N 550,000…..1978
N550,001 – N580,000….. 1979
N580,001 – N790,000…...1980
N790,001 – N932,999...…1980-83

The Ahrends retro targets are nice, but I put some S&W targets on mine and they work fine on it. Congrats on a nice score!
Link Posted: 8/16/2010 7:43:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PaladinM1911:
Scored at the gun store today. I have always wanted a four inch M27/28 since I was a kid watching "Vega$", now I have a "Dan Tanna" gun
A low number M28-2, serial # N9XXX
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w144/paladinm1911/IMAG0039.jpg
Need to get some thicker grips though, might try the Ahrends N Frame grip.
Anyone got an Idea when this was made.
Dave


Very nice! I have Ahrends round butt combats on a RB model 29, and like them fine. I also have the grips that came on a 329PD which I believe are Ahrends and they are fine too.

My preference, because they fit me the best, are Hogues. My 6 inch Model 28 has wood Hogues with only the top finger groove. Super nice grips.

This isn't my gun, but it's the same type of Hogue grip
Link Posted: 8/16/2010 8:05:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/16/2010 8:08:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2010 8:08:56 PM EDT by double_trouble_2003]
Great triggers. Tough to carry due to the N Frame's size.

Love mine.

ETA: What did you have to pay for her?
Link Posted: 8/16/2010 8:12:46 PM EDT


That's great, you've even got the original box!
Link Posted: 8/16/2010 8:34:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/16/2010 8:36:07 PM EDT by PaladinM1911]
ETA: What did you have to pay for her?


I traded in an old Uberti brass framed Cattleman with a matte finish, never fired it plus the ammo, .45LC, was pricey. So with that trade in I got it for $380, cash.
Not great but not to bad for my area were finding a classic S&W wheel gun is not easy. There was a fixed barrel four-inch Dan Wesson for $325 but the M28 just called to me.
Link Posted: 8/16/2010 8:43:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PaladinM1911:
ETA: What did you have to pay for her?


I traded in an old Uberti brass framed Cattleman with a matte finish, never fired it plus the ammo, .45LC, was pricey. So with that trade in I got it for $380, cash.
Not great but not to bad for my area were finding a classic S&W wheel gun is not easy. There was a fixed barrel four-inch Dan Wesson for $325 but the M28 just called to me.


I'd say you got good value. A classic wheel gun which will gain value. I'm not much of a Single Action / 45LC guy, so I guess I am biased.

Good score - let us know how she shoots.
DT
Link Posted: 8/17/2010 4:49:45 AM EDT
$380 for a 4" 28: Works for me.
Link Posted: 8/17/2010 7:14:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2010 7:14:27 AM EDT by PaladinM1911]
Unfortunately I found several boxes of .45LC in my ammo closet I forgot I had. Will try to trade/sell locally shipping is too much of a pain in the a$$.
Link Posted: 8/17/2010 7:49:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2010 7:50:48 AM EDT by HardShell]
Link Posted: 8/17/2010 8:28:07 AM EDT
excellent score!!
my granddad carried a 4" one in the latter half of his FBI career (his Python had issues). he had it worked a bit and it was undoubtedly the finest shooting S&W I have ever had the pleasure of firing. unfortunately my dad sold it to a pawnshop when he was hurting for cash....
I would give just about anything to get granddads gun back.
Link Posted: 8/17/2010 12:49:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By double_trouble_2003:
Great triggers. Tough to carry due to the N Frame's size.

Love mine.

ETA: What did you have to pay for her?


Not as difficult as you might think with this:

http://www.hoffners.com/min4a.jpg
Link Posted: 8/17/2010 8:33:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Strela:
Originally Posted By double_trouble_2003:
Great triggers. Tough to carry due to the N Frame's size.

Love mine.

ETA: What did you have to pay for her?


Not as difficult as you might think with this:

http://www.hoffners.com/min4a.jpg


Very nice - thanks. I'll check that out.
Shameless pic of my no-dash 28.

Link Posted: 8/18/2010 5:08:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Strela:
Originally Posted By double_trouble_2003:
Great triggers. Tough to carry due to the N Frame's size.

Love mine.

ETA: What did you have to pay for her?


Not as difficult as you might think with this:

http://www.hoffners.com/min4a.jpg


Not bad looking at all!
Link Posted: 8/25/2010 8:33:35 PM EDT
If anyone wants to trade their slim service grips for a set of thick S&W targets, let me know.
Link Posted: 8/26/2010 9:42:23 AM EDT
Nice score. Can't go wrong with a M28 for less than four bills. Those magna grips are a little thin for that gun. You might try some square butt combats like these. They fit the gun fine and since it's only .357, your grip is stout.


Link Posted: 8/26/2010 3:37:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Slimjim:
If anyone wants to trade their slim service grips for a set of thick S&W targets, let me know.


PM sent.

Dave
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 9:20:30 AM EDT
sweet 28! man, i can't believe these are still so reasonably priced. i bought a 4 inch 28-2 a few years ago for 375, and sold it this spring for 400. n-frame smith, pinned and recessed, unbelieveably accurate, sweet trigger, no lock or mim stuff. these things are the deal of the day!
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:24:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2010 6:25:37 PM EDT by PaladinM1911]
Originally Posted By Fuggit:
Nice score. Can't go wrong with a M28 for less than four bills. Those magna grips are a little thin for that gun. You might try some square butt combats like these. They fit the gun fine and since it's only .357, your grip is stout.
http://i36.tinypic.com/307oq5z.jpg



I took it out to the range today and it shot great but the web of my right hand got chewed up a bit .

Dave
Link Posted: 8/31/2010 6:53:12 AM EDT
Nice score!

The first firearm I carried professionally was a Model 28 back in 1981. But weighing a buck sixty-five soaking wet at the time, it was like having a cinder block in my holster. I sold it for a Model 66.

I wish I had it back!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/31/2010 1:47:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2010 2:01:10 PM EDT by vanilla_gorilla]
For those with any interest in carrying the Model 27/28, it's possible. You have to want to do it, but it's certainly possible.

I'm wearing my 5 inch Model 27-2 today, with a very lightweight overshirt. I'm 6'2 and ~260 pounds (don't laugh, I'm working on getting back down the 220) and even an XL T-shirt hides the 27 grip, as long as the shirt is long enough. Some are, some aren't.


Edit:

Yes, I'm fat. Piss off!


I may be fat, but I'm toting a .357 Magnum, a Ka-Bar TDI, and a Kershaw 1550



Link Posted: 8/31/2010 10:29:34 PM EDT
I too, finally had the chance to take my 28-2 to the range again. It has been a while since I've shot mine. In the past, I've been taking shots at targets of opportunity during hunts, but have never actually shot it on paper for accuracy.

All I got was one ragged hole at 15yrds. Couldn't be happier. Nothing like shooting a classic.

Here is a shameless pic of mine
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 3:10:55 PM EDT
Does anyone else have a problem with a tight cyl gap on their model 28? Mine starts to get sluggish trigger pull after about 2 boxes of ammo back to back. Have to let it cool down.
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 5:04:31 PM EDT
My 27-2 is the N-frame brother of the Model 28 Highway Patrolman and both are outstanding revolvers . . . much cherished by their owners. Mine is also one made in the same year as yours!

Although not pictured here, shooting with the stock "Magna" stocks (S&W's name for their grips) can be PERFECT with the addition of a Tyler T-grip! In the second photo I'll insert another N frame revolver I own that I shoot the snot out of . . . a chopped (to 3 1/4") barreled 25-2 in .45ACP. LOVE those big N frame revolvers with the shorter tubes!!!

http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/415/415871/folders/305468/2448397IMG1139pi2a.jpg

and . . . with Magna-shaped Elk Stags with a Tyler T-grip on a 25-2 N frame . . . Elk stags from Grashorn Gunworks in Colorado

http://216.77.188.54/coDataImages/p/Groups/415/415871/folders/305468/2448399IMG1159pw4x6300webII.jpg
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 8:04:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
For those with any interest in carrying the Model 27/28, it's possible. You have to want to do it, but it's certainly possible.

I'm wearing my 5 inch Model 27-2 today, with a very lightweight overshirt. I'm 6'2 and ~260 pounds (don't laugh, I'm working on getting back down the 220) and even an XL T-shirt hides the 27 grip, as long as the shirt is long enough. Some are, some aren't.


Edit:

Yes, I'm fat. Piss off!
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/vanilla_gorilla911/27004.jpg

I may be fat, but I'm toting a .357 Magnum, a Ka-Bar TDI, and a Kershaw 1550
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/vanilla_gorilla911/27005.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/vanilla_gorilla911/27006.jpg

Tank ass.



Link Posted: 9/7/2010 8:10:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 45FMJoe:

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
For those with any interest in carrying the Model 27/28, it's possible. You have to want to do it, but it's certainly possible.

I'm wearing my 5 inch Model 27-2 today, with a very lightweight overshirt. I'm 6'2 and ~260 pounds (don't laugh, I'm working on getting back down the 220) and even an XL T-shirt hides the 27 grip, as long as the shirt is long enough. Some are, some aren't.


Edit:

Yes, I'm fat. Piss off!
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/vanilla_gorilla911/27004.jpg

I may be fat, but I'm toting a .357 Magnum, a Ka-Bar TDI, and a Kershaw 1550
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/vanilla_gorilla911/27005.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/vanilla_gorilla911/27006.jpg

Tank ass.





Can you feeel that? I'm wishing you dead right now.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 8:14:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:

Originally Posted By 45FMJoe:

Originally Posted By vanilla_gorilla:
For those with any interest in carrying the Model 27/28, it's possible. You have to want to do it, but it's certainly possible.

I'm wearing my 5 inch Model 27-2 today, with a very lightweight overshirt. I'm 6'2 and ~260 pounds (don't laugh, I'm working on getting back down the 220) and even an XL T-shirt hides the 27 grip, as long as the shirt is long enough. Some are, some aren't.


Edit:

Yes, I'm fat. Piss off!
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/vanilla_gorilla911/27004.jpg

I may be fat, but I'm toting a .357 Magnum, a Ka-Bar TDI, and a Kershaw 1550
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/vanilla_gorilla911/27005.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b53/vanilla_gorilla911/27006.jpg

Tank ass.





Can you feeel that? I'm wishing you dead right now.



Not to make you feel badly or anything, but since I started the academy I have lost about 25 pounds. I'm an even 200 now.

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