LAPD Smith & Wesson S&W Model 68-2 CHP 102891 .38 Spl 6″ Revolver

SOLD FOR: $2,526

LSB#: 240228DN002

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: Los Angeles Police Department 68-2, “The .38 Special California Highway Patrol”, No. 102891

Serial Number: AJA9545

Year of Manufacture: Ca. 1985

Caliber: .38 Special

Action Type: Double Action / Single Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder

Barrel Length: 6”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade with a red insert, set on an elevated serrated rib. The rear sight is an S&W Micrometer click square notch adjustable for windage & elevation.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut Target stocks with S&W medallions and a speedloader cut. There are a few scattered little marks in the wood. There are a couple of minor compressions. There are light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. Overall, the grips rate in Fine Plus condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless Steel

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. There is a small light scratch on one of the lands. In my opinion, this bore is a 9.5 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is some oxidation on the rear sight insert. There are some scattered swirl marks and draglines. There are a few little nicks and minor marks. There are some scuffs that have caused smooth spots. There is a turn line on the cylinder. The screw heads are sharp to lightly worn. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Fine Plus condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup has light play. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a serial matching box, paperwork including the manual, and screwdriver.

Our Assessment: The .38 Special California Highway Patrol (CHP) Model 68 is a traditional double action revolver built on the Square Butt K Target Frame and is rated for +P ammunition. These were manufactured for the CHP and later for the Los Angeles Police Department in 1983 when the California Highway Patrol was not permitted to carry .357 Magnum sidearms. This revolver is marked “LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT” on the right side of the barrel. Interestingly, the frame is also over-stamped on the model marking changing from “66-2” to “68-2”. The revolver is in Fine Plus condition with about 95% of its finish, a bright bore with sharp rifling, and a good lockup on the cylinder. It would make a great shooter, but it may also get the Smith & Wesson collectors interested. If you would like a consecutive pair of these revolvers see Please see our photos and good luck!

Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!

LAPD Smith & Wesson S&W Model 68-2 CHP 102891 .38 Spl 6" Revolver
LAPD Smith & Wesson S&W Model 68-2 CHP 102891 .38 Spl 6″ Revolver