Featured What to do with my 28-2

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Robby Ray, Jan 16, 2020 at 8:03 AM.

  1. Robby Ray

    Robby Ray New Member

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    I picked up this 28-2 a couple of years ago not knowing what I might do with it. I am still undecided. You see, the gent I got it from said it came from SW in this stainless finish. I knew that was highly doubtful but he was offering a good deal on that gun no matter the finish so I took it. It was made between 1978-1980 according to the folks and SW. Of course, I will do some more research to make sure this isn't one of a few 28-2s made in a stainless finish.

    The revolver is in excellent condition. I don't believe it's every been fired much at all. You can also see the front sight has been monkeyed with and a night sight has been installed up front. That has to go, no matter what else I do. Should I refinish this gun bringing her back to that beautiful black matte color or leave as is?
     

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  2. Robby Ray

    Robby Ray New Member

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    Are you asking me a question sir?
     
  3. lewwallace

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    Yes. What is a "stainless" finish?
    There are firearms made from stainless steel and ones that have a chrome or nickle applied finish making them resistant to rust, corrosion and "staining" but I've never heard of a "stainless" finish. How is that achieved?
     
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  4. Robby Ray

    Robby Ray New Member

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    Apologies, Lew. I think you know perfectly well what I am asking. Maybe, have another cup of coffee and start over.
     
  5. Robby Ray

    Robby Ray New Member

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    "I am sorry but due to the age of it, I cannot verify the factory finish." This is the response from S&W. Wow, guy used the word "finish"
     
  6. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    Looks just fine to me . I would leave it alone & just shoot it & have fun . If it is nickel , chrome , or made of stainless ..... you will have a tough time getting it to black ...... unless you have a lot of equipment .
     
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  7. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My first thought after seeing the pics is it does look like a “finish” but maybe it’s just my eyes....looks like someone spray painted it o_O
     
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  8. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Closer look... no, it looks like stainless lol.
     
  9. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I would contact the S&W collectors association on these Smiths you have. Some of those real serious collectors really know there stuff
    http://www.theswca.org/
     
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  10. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    Wake up & look closer there . Rifling
    Looks like it has been brushed or wire wheeled .To many scratches in it to be paint . :p
     
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  11. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Lol, I need more coffee.... yeah I looked again
     
  12. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Check out post #10 and just leave me alone... bully! :mad::(
     
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  13. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It’s not worth anything, I’ll give him $100, PLUS I’ll pay shipping ;):p
     
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  14. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    Stainless Ruger Redhawk.
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    Stainless steel S&W 686
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    Stainless steel Ruger Super Redhawk and Old Army...
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    Nickel finish S&W Model 29-2

    To me the difference is obvious.
     
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  16. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    “Finish” is the generic word S&W uses for cataloguing the firearm. Stainless, blue, nickel are all “finishes” for them. That gun is obviously stainless and if such it’s a highly unusual collectible. I would not mess with it at all.
     
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  17. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My downfall is I’m always on FTF on my phone, pics come in a little weird sometimes.... I’m weird so it’s ok
     
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