S&W Highway Patrolman

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by boatme98, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Here's a shot of my Highway Patrolman.
    It's a true HP, no Model 28 on the barrel. About a1956 production, I believe.
     

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  2. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ah, indeed a manly firearm.
     

  3. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    When I got it (I'm the third owner), I had to find the grips. It had a set of mis-sized Pachymers.
    And had to have the trigger redone. The original owner had bubba'd it. You could clock the hammer and place your thumb on it and the hammer would drop. :eek:
    Now it has an original setup, and is still just light and smooth. A lot lighter than my Rugers.
    It's a keeper.
     
  4. magnumman

    magnumman New Member

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    Great looking gun. It deserves the factory grips. I can't stand when people put goodyears on a gun like that and pitch the hardwood. Glad you got the trigger sorted out. At home trigger jobs can be downright dangerous if someone doesn't know what they are doing.
     
  5. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Oh yeah, it was hairy. Grips and trigger job were less than $100 total. Well worth it.
     
  6. Winchester94

    Winchester94 New Member

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    That's a beautiful gun! I'm glad you got some nice grips for it, I've never understood why people put rubber grip on such a beautiful blues gun!
     
  7. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Yes. Where the hell does the wood go?
    I can't believe anyone would toss them.
     
  8. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    For shooting MY 28-2 :D

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  9. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Yes Hoss, but you kept the wood. I guess a lot of times the wood gets separated from the gun when it's sold or passed down. I keep all spare bits together and well marked in the safe.
     
  10. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Yeah- never give up ANY original parts! ;)
     
  11. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    I've still got the original am/fm/cassette player for my '97 F150 packed away for the day I sell the truck. :)
     
  12. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Had the same for a 84 SWB Chevy -- Guy who bought it was impressed :D
     
  13. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Beautiful gun brother.

    I have some "goodyears" on my 66-2, but they're just for shooting purposes. I have the originals.


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  14. magnumman

    magnumman New Member

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    Nothing wrong with that at all. I just can't figure out how they end up in the used gun cabinet without the originals. By the way, that is a great looking piece. Excuse me, I'm drooling on the keyboard.
     
  15. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Thank you, and I absolutely agree. Never once thought about getting rid of the original wood grips. I don't understand why anyone would.

    Personally, I feel extremely lucky in finding this gun. I paid $450 for it. I went into the local gunsmith on Friday, and he had this one and its brother, the 19-2 (same bbl of 2.5") in the case. The 19 was I think $475. I might be mixing up the prices on the two. Anyway I asked him if he could hold the 19 for me for a few days, while I decided if I wanted to buy it. He said he'd hold it until Monday (I think? I'm not remember the facts too well... sorry). I decided over the weekend to buy it. Came in Monday afternoon, and he had sold it that very morning. I should have called him when he opened and told him I was gonna buy the 19. I was a little disappointed, because I really loved the blued steel, but I handled the 66 and fell in love with IT too. Decided against wasting anymore time, and bought it on the spot. 10 days later, picked it up (Cali). Never looked back since.

    Absolutely love it and it has gotten me to love wheel guns so much more. Its my first one, and I know there will be plenty to come.
     
  16. magnumman

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    That's disappointing that the 19 was gone. I am a blued steel guy myself. But hey, you got a good price on a fantastic firearm.

    Just got this last week. Model 10-4
     

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  17. JW357

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    I like blued steel too. I'm sure I'll own more than a few before I'm done. And I'm perfectly happy with mine.

    That's a beautiful gun. Congrats.
     
  18. Cheeseman

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    IMHO Smiths look best in blue steel. Ruger Vaqueros are another animal, however. Must be from years of old time TV this writer watched in his youth.
     
  19. Bob Wright

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    As a matter of fact, the model number is on the frame, under the crane, not the barrel.

    Bob Wright