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Got the itch for a big bore revolver. Been thinking about either the Ruger GP100 or a Blackhawk. Either would be a minimum of 4" barrel. Stopped in a gun shop I occasionally go to and they have a whole collection from a guy who is selling a bunch of early 1970's NIB S&Ws. One of them is a Model 28. Never been fired and it has a $625 price tag on it. All three of these fall in the same price range.

Which would you go with either the new now Ruger or the NIB S&W?
 

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gp100.. cant wait to get mine.. its sitting at the LGS waitinf for my 600 bucks. lol
 

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+ on th GP 100<img src="http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/texas1.gif" />
 

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Got the itch for a big bore revolver. Been thinking about either the Ruger GP100 or a Blackhawk. Either would be a minimum of 4" barrel. Stopped in a gun shop I occasionally go to and they have a whole collection from a guy who is selling a bunch of early 1970's NIB S&Ws. One of them is a Model 28. Never been fired and it has a $625 price tag on it. All three of these fall in the same price range.

Which would you go with either the new now Ruger or the NIB S&W?
as much as i like the Ruger revolvers and have a GP100 S/S 4" on layaway, that 1970's NIB M28 would definately go home with me at that price. the M28 was also called the Highway Patrolman is a N framed revolver. made from 1954 to 1986 and was the less fancy version of the M27. the M28 is a very good revolver and definately one you should consider. simply because they don't make it anymore and one that's NIB is not that common.
 

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The Smith is cooler and more special... The GP100 is a stronger gun with better metallurgy...
As a collector i would pick the Smith.. as a user the GP100
 

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It will definately be a user. I like the looks of the S&W but it is not in my DNA to keep it as a collectible NIB.
 

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My vote goes to the Model 28. You can get a Ruger GP100 anytime...a NIB Model 28 is not so common, pre lock P&R all the better. I have a 28-2 from the same time...built like a tank with a sweet azz trigger. ;)
 

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the M28 is one sweet shooting pistol. nothing against the Ruger GP100 but the same reason as JPyle suggested wasalso my reasons for suggesting it. the M28 is a discontinued model of almost 30 years and the GP100 is still being made. it could be a long time before you see another one, especially NIB and unfired! the M28 is a very classic revolver that could very well even increase in value with time.
 

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the M28 is one sweet shooting pistol. nothing against the Ruger GP100 but the same reason as JPyle suggested wasalso my reasons for suggesting it. the M28 is a discontinued model of almost 30 years and the GP100 is still being made. it could be a long time before you see another one, especially NIB and unfired! the M28 is a very classic revolver that could very well even increase in value with time.
Already has apparently...they were selling at about $400 a few years back and mine was $500 a year ago...granted it is not pristine, NIB but it is in near mint condition.
 

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Already has apparently...they were selling at about $400 a few years back and mine was $500 a year ago...granted it is not pristine, NIB but it is in near mint condition.
one of my supervisors at a previous job bought one on my suggestion for the lowly sum of $350 in 2008. i offered him $450 cash money, but he declined the offer! i did get a chance to shoot it and it was very nice and accurate. it brought fond memories of the others i had shot in the past. his was in very good to excellent conditon and totally original. it was simply a beautiful pistol.
 
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