I've been wanting a Model 28 for quite a while and finally found what looked like a good deal at a show a couple months ago. Highway patrolman 4", tight all seems mechanically good but was not well cared for cosmetically. Many light scratches and rust spots and generally poor finish. As I have no thought of ever selling it but just want it for my own enjoyment, I sent it off to SW for complete refinishing about 6 weeks ago. According to serial number I believe it was built in 1972. Smith said probably 12 weeks turnaround so waiting like a kid for Christmas morning. Will post before & after pics when it gets home.