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Old October 6, 2012, 07:59 AM   #74
Mike Irwin
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"When I turned 21 the first gun I bought was a S&W #29 (Dirty Harry) revolver… that was before harry ever got one. Mine was called a Highway Patrol model. 4.5 in barrel. That was ’74.

It cost $165 new."


The Highway Patrolman was a Model 28. It came with 4 or 6 in barrels. A very small number came with 5 in. barrels, but they are uncommon and sought after.

I don't think Dirty Harry ever carried a Smith .357 Magnum. And the first Dirty Harry movie was released right before Christmas, 1971.
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