A big, lanky Louisianan, Bill Jordan left the U. Schofield, who made his own modifications to the Model 3 to meet his perceptions of the Cavalry's needs. Hellstrom launched a modernization program that gave birth to such classics as the Model 29, Model 39 and Model 41, as well as a new factory. Any info you can provide about the gun I would be most grateful. Disclaimer- There may be unexplained discrepancies or numbers issued out of sequence with serial numbers. Chambered primarily in , as well as and it incorporated the company's familiar curved grip frame, with hard rubber or checkered walnut grips.
It didn't have a turn ring when I first looked at it about 6 months ago in the shop, but has a very slight one from every time I have looked and worked the action as did a few other I am sure. European reproduction Model 3 revolvers have changes made to their lockwork to meet import regulations. The serial number range also will give an indication of whether it is First or Second Model, with the serial numbers changing from the First Model to the Second Model at a little over 3,000. It may reveal additional information about your gun. They were issued to , known as troopers, who at that period also policed the.
Usually the line where the sideplate mates up is so fine it looks like a hair or like the gun is cracked. With handgun, rifle and shotgun, Jordan was among the best all-around marksmen this country has ever produced. I just couldn't make myself carry that model 10. The grips have been changed to Heller wood grips, and a saddle has been put on the trigger. I borrowed this from a thread on Highroad. It can be a fun little detective puzzle.
The big fat wood grips make it easier to shoot. That is some real info you posted there, I guess I am going to have to see about getting the book. You know, I noticed that today while I was handling it. If that doesn't work, then you could try to contact a gun shop and see if they can help you. A heavier cylinder was fitted into the stronger frame.
If you do, make sure to not pry it off, but rather turn ot over and rap the grip frame take off grips beforehand with a plastic mallet until it pops off. Furthermore, some internet forums are filled with helpful and knowledgeable people that would be happy to help try to interpret the serial number on your handgun. Naturally, it was the first service revolver I carried when I went to work for the Sheriff's Office in Orange County. Chris Weare, my perennial partner in one kind of escapade or another, and I were in San Francisco to pick up a couple of bad guys from a big-time gang of jewel thieves. Yes I will post pictures later in the week after new Pachmyr grips and a little cleaning a waxing. There is one blemish on the barrel left side near muzzle the nickel is worn.
These handguns also saw service, later, in the. Taking the grips off the 19-4 and the serial number is on the butt plate. The same number is repeated in the 1 position in the photo above in my first post. Many have the book and would have looked it up for you. There is some dispute regarding the dates on some serial numbers and your gun may actually be a year off from what is listed. If I can get some pictures I will send them and see if you think it should be refinished. But a unique skill with the handgun was to put Jordan in the realm of accepted authorities, and ultimately made him an icon among fightin' shooters.
The Model 66 differed by its use of stainless steel and its smooth target-type trigger. Although, I do have a recollection of a day when I came close to calling on not one, but two, Model 19s. Orbea Hermanos was the major contractor and the other two were sub-contractors. The Model 19 was produced in blued carbon steel or nickel-plated steel with wood or rubber combat grips, an adjustable rear sight, full-target or semi-target hammer, serrated wide target trigger or combat-type trigger, and was available in 2. Nearly all serial numbers are known, and are listed in the book Service Arms of the South Australian Police.
But, the big money was in law enforcement agencies. The model 19 is chambered for. Late 1950 — Early 1951 S80,500 — S85,999………. My 610-3 will pop off with one whack of rubber mallet and the 642-2 will also pop loose with mallet and it has a rather large gap. Jordan wasn't bashful about his preferences. Sometimes the serial number is here, especially in later models.