When did the Smith and Wesson Highway Patrolman come out?
Twenty-five guns with 5 in barrels and nickel finish marked “F.H.P.” (Florida Highway Patrol) #32 through #56 shipped in 1959. Adjustable rear sights and Baughman front sight. The Smith & Wesson (S&W) Model 28, also known as the Highway Patrolman, is an N-frame revolver chambered for the .357 Magnum cartridge, in production from 1954 to 1986.
When did the Smith and Wesson 357 Magnum come out?
The 357 Magnum was temporarily discontinued in 1941 when S&W turned their focus to wartime production, but was reintroduced in December 1948 with the new series beginning at serial number S72000. The new 357 Magnum had been modernized to incorporate the rebound slide operated hammer block and the new short throw hammer.
What kind of Revolver is the highway patrolman?
A classic N frame revolver, the Highway Patrolman is blued, but it is not polished, saving labor costs. The top strap and frame rounds are bead blasted to achieve a matte appearance. In the late 1940s and the first part of the 1950s Smith & Wesson was the only American gun company manufacturing a .357 magnum revolver.
When did the first highway patrolman come out?
Introduced in 1954, the Highway Patrolman was Smith’s bid to capture more market share with law enforcement by cutting largely cosmetic costs to their existing, and premium quality, .357 Mag. (later designated the Model 27).
Are there any Smith and Wesson State Police revolvers?
The first are Kentucky State Police 686, 66-3 2 1/2, 60 and 649. They did a really nice job of engraving the plate on the right side. Here are two of my Smith & Wesson Trooper stamped revolvers. The 681 was the first one I was issued in the New York State Police and the 28-2 was the prior one. Both are stamped NYSP under the cylinder.
How much does a Smith and Wesson 357 cost?
A new Smith & Wesson N frame .357 will run hundreds of dollars more and will have distinct differences from the vintage elder. It is possible that a few years from now “Golden Era” N frames become passe and lose all value, but it is highly unlikely; quality and era-specific arms seem to always have a market.
When was the first Smith and Wesson Model 28 made?
It is a budget version of the S&W Model 27 . The Model 28, also known as the Highway Patrolman, traces its heritage back to the Smith & Wesson Registered Magnum. The Registered Magnum morphed into the 357 Magnum (first production model completed April 8, 1935).
When did the Smith and Wesson Model 28 come out?
The Smith & Wesson (S & W) Model 28, also known as the Highway Patrolman, is an N-frame revolver chambered for the.357 Magnum cartridge, in production from 1954 to 1986. It is a budget version of the S&W Model 27.
What’s the serial number on a Smith and wesson.357 Magnum?
For more information, contact Smith-WessonForum.com, where you can download a form to use for the letter. Cost for this service currently is $75, which is money well spent. The serial number range for the pre-war .357 Magnum revolvers started at 45756 and ended with 62489 in 1941 when the U.S. entered World War II.
When did the highway patrolman Model 28 come out?
S&W responded with the Highway Patrolman (later renamed the Model 28 in 1957). The manufacturing changes made for a more affordable revolver, though mechanically the Highway Patrolman is the same as the more ornate Model 27. The Model 28 was in production from 1954 through 1986.
That is, with one conspicuous exception: The Highway Patrolman (later Model 28) .357 Magnum. Introduced in 1954, the Highway Patrolman was Smith’s bid to capture more market share with law enforcement by cutting largely cosmetic costs to their existing, and premium quality, .357 Mag. (later designated the Model 27).
What makes a Smith and Wesson Model 28 wheel gun so good?
The large frame is matched well to the recoil level of the cartridge and the Model 28 soaks up full-house .357 “whap” without punishing the shooter. The classic wheelgun allows full control of current self-defense or duty-oriented .357 loads, which tend to have mid weight projectiles for caliber and are driven to less than maximum velocity.
What kind of gun is a highway patrolman?
Popular enough to remain in S&W’s catalog for over 30 years, the utility Model 28 Highway Patrolman .357 Magnum was capable of working back to back shifts, Ray Bans not included.
What kind of gun did Broderick Crawford use on Highway Patrol?
Ironically, throughout the “Highway Patrol” TV series, the star—Broderick Crawford—carried a Smith & Wesson Model 10 snubby. In 1957 the revolver was renamed the Model 28. But for many of us, it will always be the Highway Patrolman. And that, as Crawford would say, is “10-4” by me.