SMITH & WESSON Model 28-2 Highway Patrolman

PRICE: R 5,000.00 Incl. VAT


MAKE Smith & Wesson
MODEL 28-2 Highway Patrolman
CALIBER .357 Magnum
ACTION Double action / Single action
CONDITION Good to Very Good used condition

Item Description


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 good to very good, used condition. It is mechanically good and functional.
The overall, original finish is very good, with only some light wear around the muzzle, and some extremely light wear around the front edges of the frame and trigger guard.
There is a very light drag mark along the cylinder, and one or two very small spots of very light surface rust in places, but nothing very significant and easily removed.
It is fitted with Hogue rubber grips, but also includes its original, wooden S&W grips, which are in fair to good condition.
It also comes with 2 x HKS Model 27 speed-loaders.
The lockup is still very good.
The barrel length is 6″.


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

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