See what comparable condition pistols are going for. Actually, the Model 28 was almost identical to a flashier gun called the Model 27. For most of its production run it was a steady seller with both police officers and civilian shooters. The N stamp is supposed to be larger, with no circle or square around it and it's supposed to be on the left side of the grip frame. The genesis of the Highway Patrolman began in 1930, when, in response to requests for a cartridge with more power than the. I've got big hands but these grips fit my hand pretty good.
He was undecided between a Glock 21 and the Range Officer. That's about half of what a fairly nice one retails for. Sometimes you had to go to a police supply house to find one, but the extra effort was worth it. I do believe that this pistol is desired by collectors as much as those who desire very accurate mid-range targed pistols. Today thats a diffrent story.
Consequently, the Highway Patrolman became one of the company's most popular revolvers, and remained in the line until 1986. If it is a good shooter, and most M28s are, keep it and shoot the fire out of it. It can best be described as a field grade of the more cosmetically enhanced. First revolver I was issued in 1976 was a Model 10. Actually, these non-reflective features made the Highway Patrolman a more practical law enforcement handgun. The gun is a Model 28-2 Highway Patrolman. I'm gonna check it out but i'm pretty sure it will be in great condition.
Adjust for inflation from there Not true, I own a Nickel 586! I can ask some expert friends of mine about the Adolph Blaick guns, but it would be pointless because the markings for a factory nickel finished gun isn't correct on it. There are also a couple of variations of this gun that can also affect the value. I have found a website that talks about Post War N frame serial numbers. That's why date of manufacture and shipping date can be years apart. Your gun was made in 1978.
That data is a year old. I did some internet research on Eubanks Leather and this holster was made after the company was sold to a hammock company so it's not the same high quality as the older Eubanks holsters were, but it's still well made and pretty cool looking I think. Rumors about the Model 28 were rife for many years, the most common being the allegation that the gun was not quite as good as the upscale model 27. I'm sure you will be pleased by this one. Thanks for visiting and we hope you become a regular! So you will find model 27, model 28, model 29, etc.
I got the gunsmith to fix it but now the trigger pull feels like it's 20 lbs. Its a Model 28 that someone magnaported and nickeled or stripped or whatever the hell you call that! But for many of us, it will always be the Highway Patrolman. It had a long run in production, but passed from the catalog in 1986. I would say get it, if it is still sound, you can always refinish it with no collector value lost. The ones that were nickel from the factory were the M-27s as well as their standard high-gloss blue. Made with the user's choice of either 4- or 6-inch barrels, the Highway Patrolman had a matte-blue finish, with a very plebeian exterior.
If you want more information, you need to pay for the letter. Some special models of the gun can be worth thousands. Many things changed with the development and introduction of the. The gun market is off the charts right now, so if you are looking to sell, now might be a good time. Our price list contains values in all conditions for the models listed below. I don't know how many rounds it digested before I got it, but with Winchester's 158-grain Jacketed Soft Points, it prints 2. They do not plate weapons with nickel any longer at Smith, and the only way to get it done would be to send it to thei factory, and then pay through the nose to get it done.
Come for the info, stay and make some friends. It could also be a sn for two or three other models. But to say, in effect, that its values are totally useless is as simplistic as saying it is the bible of gun prices. You want to find this pistol with atleast two magazine … s and also with the spanner wrench needed for disassembly to separate the barrel from slide. I'd pay three for it without thinking twice. I haven't seen it for years, and haven't had a chance to go give it a close examination yet, so no pics.
So the deal turned out good all the way around. A classic N frame revolver, the Highway Patrolman is blued, but it is not polished, saving labor costs. Seldom has any gun or caliber so quickly achieved a reputation for performance and quality, as did the original. Actually I like nickel plated guns too, so when notice I said when, not if I buy it from him, I'll leave it as is. The porting is aftermarket, too. I have my father's model 28-2.
There was no major difference in the two. All the markings are quite intact, and the rust left no apparent pits, or at least none the bead blasting didn't hide. Each gun was still impeccably hand-fitted and polished. Thus, you had a beefed-up. The top strap and frame rounds are bead blasted to achieve a matte appearance. Since they never made a 19 without adjustable sights, the closest you could have come would have been a model 681 in a 2.