Pawn Shop Circuit: Nickel Model 28s
I made a point of going by to see Amber today. The road construction outside her place was complete. Amber had a nice little H&R revolver complete with a carved leather holster. It was tempting to buy the outfit just to get the holster and then sell the gun. For $125 that might be possible, but risky. I decided to let the little H&R lie.
Dave confirmed that I had missed out on a nickel Smith & Wesson last Saturday. He said it was a Model 28. I smiled. To my knowledge, the Model 28 was only made in brushed blue, as an economy version of the Model 27 for police use. Dave said he let it go for $200, since it was a bit worn. Dave felt certain the nickel was factory. I was pretty sure that I had not missed out on much. When I got home, I checked The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson anyway. My smugness was eroded when I saw that Supica referenced a "few reported" nickel Model 28s that were produced as salesman samples, and twenty five nickel Model 28s marked FHP for the Florida Highway Patrol. Damn.
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