Ahh, I still need to try that target one some more. But it really is something how fine those ‘50s era wheel guns are.
So that ‘55 is a “magnum”? or a Combat Masterpiece?
posted on 08/15/2013 4:25:55 PM PDT
( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
The Combat Magnum is the gun that Border Patrolman and pistolero Bill Jordan pushed for, a K frame .357 (he advocated practice with .38's). It was introduced in 1955 and became the Model 19 in 1957. It has a heavy barrel (no taper) and shrouded ejector rod.
The Combat Masterpiece is the 4" version of the K-38 Target Masterpiece and became the Model 15, it is .38 Special only, and has the tapered barrel and a non-shrouded ejector rod.
You need to get a copy of this... there's even a mention of some guy named Slim in the acknowledgements.
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