|PRICE:||R 5,000.00 Incl. VAT|
|MAKE||Smith & Wesson|
|MODEL||28-2 Highway Patrolman|
|ACTION||Double action / Single action|
|CONDITION||Excellent used condition|
FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:
The Smith & Wesson Model 28, also known as the Highway Patrolman, is an 6 shot, N-frame revolver chambered for the .357 Magnum cartridge, in production from 1954 to 1986.
It is a budget version of the S&W Model 27, a gun favoured by law enforcement agencies, but its high-polish finish and labor-intensive top strap checkering added expense with no added utility for a police carry gun.
In the late 1940s and the first part of the 1950s Smith & Wesson was the only American gun company manufacturing a .357 magnum revolver.
Since this relatively deluxe model was the only revolver available for this cartridge at the time, police departments, as well as individual officers and private shooters, requested from Smith & Wesson a more strictly utilitarian “budget” .357 magnum revolver.
They responded with the Highway Patrolman (later renamed the Model 28 in 1957).
The manufacturing changes made for a more affordable revolver, though mechanically the Highway Patrolman is the same as the more ornate Model 27.
For most of its production run it was a steady seller with both police officers and civilian shooters.
This gun is in excellent used condition. It is mechanically good and functional.
The finish is still in excellent condition and the gun seems to be virtually unused, however this gun does not have a rear sight.
There is only some very light surface rust on the top strap where the rear sight should be.
Comes with aftermarket rubber grips.
This firearm is suitable for home self defense, but is perhaps a little large (heavy and long barrel) for every day carry, unless for a large-framed person.
This firearm is also suitable for hunting, or self-protection when hunting large and dangerous game.
This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:
- IPSC – Revolver division
- ICORE – Classic division
- PIN SHOOTING – Stock gun & Stock revolver
- STEEL CHALLENGE
- METALLIC SILHOUETTE