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Old 08-30-2013, 08:24 PM   #1
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Discarded the Uberti thought from the other thread. Was at the LGS and they just took in a 28-2 with a 4" barrel. Quite a bit of holster at the front of the muzzle and the rear of the cylinder. Locks up tight and feels really solid. Doesn't have the original wood grips. An older style hard rubber grip is what it has. I'd put it cosmetically at 75% and mechanically at near perfect.

They want $400 for it. By searching Gunbroker that looks to be near the low end of what they are listed for. Does this seem like a good price? What does it normally cost to have a revolver reblued?

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Old 08-30-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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Note: I'm not an expert by any means.
Around my neck of the woods I'd be satisfied with that price. IMHO, you should snag it before it gets away.

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I'd buy it. Not sure on the reblueing costs but that seems like a reasonable price for an older Smith.

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I spent about $12 on a bottle of Birchwood Casey Cold Blue. I used it to re-blue my Super Blackhawk cylinder. Doesn't look brand new. But looks a lot better. You wouldn't notice unless you were looking for it.

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The Model 27 and 28 were certainly strong revolvers for the .357.

You can't beat the S&W trigger on these big guys.
If it's going to be a shooter, you are lucky. It sound's like it has it's first dents already!

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That's a good price for a 28-2 with a bit of wear and lacking the original grips. I picked up one about a year ago for $525.00 with near flawless finish and the original wood. A rebluing should set you back between $75-$100.

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That's a good price for a 28-2 with a bit of wear and lacking the original grips. I picked up one about a year ago for $525.00 with near flawless finish and the original wood. A rebluing should set you back between $75-$100.
Beautiful gun.

I swear to God, if i had the money I'd prolly buy every single S&W wheel gun I came across if its a good value for the model.
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I'd jump at that price.
Don't know about the reblueing cost but if it's really bad it's worth doing.
At least the Highway Patrolman isn't the high luster (nitre?) blue. Should save some cash there.
Cylinder and bore clean?
Just a warning. My HP (original, not a mod. 28) trigger had been worked.
When you cocked it, you could lightly press on the hammer with your thumb and it would release!
Put something between the frame and hammer when checking this-a wooden dowel or even your other thumb will do. Don't want to break the pin.
Very inexpensive fix. I don't recall how much but I got the trigger work, some minor rust cleaning, and some original walnut grips for about $100.
Go get it and enjoy.

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I'd buy it at that price. To much, imo, but these days everything is too much, and that seems reasonable for current prices on a model 28.

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If you get it, brigade gunleather has a very nice, hand boned service holster for it. I believe it's the M4 Classic.

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