1911Pro.com

The 1911 Forum For Professional & DIY Gunsmithing
It is currently Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:57 am

Board index » Other Firearms & Information » Revolvers



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message

Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:57 pm
Posts: 100

Post Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:37 am 
Top  
I went and visited a friend's gunshop Tuesday. It usually costs me money (or guns traded) but I always seem to be happy when I leave - I traded 4 guns, one of which was a gift and didn't cost a dime, for the three following guns: Dan Wesson 8" blue .44 Magnum, S&W Pre-Model 27, 5 screw, pinned barrel .357 Magnum with 8-3/8" barrel, and a pre-WWII Walther Model 8 6.35mm auto. The Smith was shipped to a Detroit Company early in October, 1957. For your viewing pleasure....

Image
Big Dan Wesson .44 magnum
Image
Image
S&W .357 Magnum and page 2 of factory letter
Image
Walther Model 8, 6.35mm

Lou Eppinger is still in business (their 106th year); they closed the retail business in Detroit and opened a manufacturing business in Dearborn in the late 1950s - according to their Controller this gun was probably one of the last guns they ordered - she is checking to see if their are any company records still about...

 Profile  

Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:38 pm
Posts: 1421
Location: SC

Post Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:25 pm 
Top  
Nice score!

_________________
Dave Berryhill
Berryhill Custom Guns, LLC

 Profile WWW  

Offline

Joined: Fri Apr 29, 2011 1:57 pm
Posts: 100

Post Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:48 am 
Top  
Thanks Dave. I seem to have a knack for finding the eclectic guns! My custom knife collection has been called eclectic so there's no reason my guns can't be called that as well!

 Profile  

Offline

Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:25 am
Posts: 1
Location: 123 street

Post Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:16 am 
Top  
Wow i like that 357 magnum sir really nice looking and i figure it that was very good quality of weapons the 4 of them really interesting.


__________________________________________
nunchucks


Last edited by Lorenzo on Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:47 am, edited 1 time in total.
 Profile YIM  

Offline

Joined: Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:32 pm
Posts: 84

Post Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:18 pm 
Top  
Very nice revolvers.

 Profile  

Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:16 am
Posts: 820
Location: Eastern Iowa

Post Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:14 pm 
Top  
Nice, nice, nice....

_________________
Director
Midwest Training Group (MTG)
www.midwesttraininggroup.net

 Profile WWW  

Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:29 am
Posts: 197
Location: Lubbock, Tx

Post Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:41 pm 
Top  
I knocked down many NRA silhouette targets with a Dan Wesson just like that. Out of many .44's owned that one was by far the most accurate.

_________________
Scott

 Profile  

Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:02 am
Posts: 20

Post Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:31 am 
Top  
Not new, but I really loved it.... World's most compact .45 caliber pocket pistol.

Image

_________________
MA Gun License

 Profile  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

Jump to:  


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group :: Style based on FI Subice by phpBBservice.nl :: All times are UTC [ DST ]