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Historical pics — buckles, wrenches, patches, grips, sights, PP's, hats, etc !!! Part 2
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October 8, 2009 - 1:50 pm
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BUMP...Laugh  Come on guys, we still need pics of a "doorknob" wrench, any other wrench styles/colors not posted, weird grips, new style patches, etc...  I'll try to do some sights tonight.

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Small frame: DWA medallion Zebra, Walnut DW medallion, Walnut service grip, Birch DW medallion.

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Notice the size difference in the small frame grips with the change from DWA to DW medallions. This occurred around 79 or 80 I believe.

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Small frame grips:  left Aftermarket unknown, right  Sacramento

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Barrel wrenches: left to right, Steel 44, Steel 22, plastic 357, plastic 357 SM

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Like I said nothing special but just a few more things for the history books.

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October 9, 2009 - 10:17 pm
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Thanks for sharing the pic, LB. I like the zebra on the left!Drool

*EDIT* Oops, looks like I was replying when you made your 2nd post. The size difference in DWA & DW grips is sure ineresting.

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OK, Here's a few assorted sight pics.  Even though this Millett target white outline is aftermarket, we'll document it here;

 

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Next is a W-12 porkchop sight — BIG and beautiful!

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 How about a narrow notch target on my 744 COMP…

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And finally a 15-2…

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This "drift style" fixed sight is on both my D11 & early Model 14 Porkchops.

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This later style was first used on the later style Model 14 Porkchops (14-1?), then carried over to the more common 14-2 models.

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Two different models of the Dan Wesson Action Cup.  One was manufactured in Monson, is .38 Special only, and double action only.  The other is a Palmer manufactured gun, will chamber .357 Magnum and can be fired single/double action. 

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Pcture #1 is of the double action only lockwork.

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Picture #2 shows the cylinder to be recessed like the cylinders found on Palmer produced guns, yet this one is from Monson.  Cartridges: One 38 Special and one 357 Magnum, as you can see the cylinder is not machined to accept 357.

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Picture #3 No rear sight.

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I do not know how many Action Cup revolvers were built.  As pictured in a post above, I have one each of an AC in .38 Special and one in .357 Magnum.  The PPC version of this revolver has the same shroud design but has an Aristocrat sight rail where the Action Cup has a Weaver scope mount.  The stainless steel PPC models seem to be a little less common than the blued versions.

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Thanks for posting those pics Wayne! That's a very unique DW, I'd sure love to find one myself.Drool

(I thought I posted this before...guess not)

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One needs only to ask and they shall receive, now that I was reminded that isWink

 

One doorknob wrench coming right up:

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Charger Fan said:

How about these? Official DW shooting glasses.[Image Can Not Be Found]

 


I'm petty sure someone here is bidding on those, as a matter of fact [Image Can Not Be Found]

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OK, here's something to add to this thread…a Dan Wesson grip box. This one came in the mid-to-late 1980's, and had the standard walnut grip with DW medallion.

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How about a factory ammo pic? Wish I had all those boxes!

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Did Dan Wesson load their own ammo or was this contracted out?

-Wayne

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That is a good question. I would imagine it was contracted out. Only my specualtion, since many smaller manufacturers could not afford a complete ammunition making plant. Starline, for example, was contracted to make brass for many companies, far more than just what has the Starline headstamp on.

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OK, not sure if this is 100% original, but I believe it is...  Inside the Norwich Pistol Pac II's there was a small tub of grease.  Kind of like a Unicorn--never seen...

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