Pawn Shop Circuit: A Highway Patrolman
At Dave's place, I spied a dull finished large frame revolver under the glass among the tactical tupperware. I asked Dave to pull it out for me. He removed a cherry Smith & Wesson Model 28-2 with a 4 inch barrel. I would rate the gun at 98%. It only had a faint turn line, and a line on the recoil shield from opening and closing the cylinder. It had an N prefix to the serial, placing it post 1969. The revolver checked out using Jim March's Revolver Checkout. Pinned and recessed. That's what I like! The Highway Patrolman was S&W's answer to the police demand for a high quality low budget N frame .357 in April, 1954. The Highway Patrolman is everything the S&W Model 27 is, without the high polish and ornate topstrap checkering. As a result, the 4 inch Model 28 was a gun that saw a lot of holster carry. To find one with a four inch barrel in pristine condition is unusual. Dave was asking $239 for this gun. I did not dicker. The price was very fair. I paid it.
I didn't go by Amber's place today.