It's possible that a large block of serial numbers that appear to be from 1954-55 were not actually used until 1957-58. The firm expanded its line to include a new semi-auto pistol in the increasingly popular. Kind of like what Ruger did with their single action line when they went to the one frame size, which again in my opinion, was way too big for a 357. You got to be kidding me, if you think the 27s will out shoot the 28s. Sharp kept close contact with Wesson through his development of the Then experimental. These older guns will take a little more effort to find out their history. The serial number is on the bottom of the grip frame.
Recorded serial range 60120 - 62242 Identical to Type 4 except for the barrel stamping. The company expanded its operations into a new facility, and increased its workforce as well, but Joseph's ill health, as well as labor disputes, created major problems for the gun manufacturer. Here is the Original E-Mail I got when I Purchased the gun from it's second owner. That number looks to me to be composed of little dots as opposed to a stamped number. Late 1950 — Early 1951 S80,500 — S85,999……….
Joseph Wesson died in 1920, and Harold Wesson, Joseph's nephew, assumed leadership of the company. I seldom sell off a revolver any more, but have unloaded a number of bottom-feeders in the past few years. This first type has a two pin frame and a second grip retaining pin at the top of the rear strap. Wesson was very safety Minded and about to Release his First Issue K-22 Target revolver. The standard location for the serial number is above the trigger guard.
That's a nice snubbie you have. I've acquired an old pocket pistol and was curious as to the age. Parts wise, they're the same gun. By the use of an Elmer Keith lead Gas check 158 Grain Bullet. Smith and Wesson entered into an exclusive license to use White's patent in the manufacture of their revolver. The frustration is in the difficulty of securing enough data to make positive conclusions.
Among the non-factory markings are minor dealer marks and the oriental markings. It appears that the plain Jane number twos have the flat screw, but the special finished and engraved ones have the rounded head. In 1860, the partners completed a new building that would allow continued expansion. Both men were experienced in the design and manufacture of firearms, and in 1852, they formed a partnership for the purpose of manufacturing magazine-type arms. If I get anything more I'll email you. If you Look closely, You will see a few British Proof marks but mush less being it was shipped to Canada instead of Great Britian. N Series N Frames: N1 — N60,000………….
I asked the dealer if he could fix it to let me speak with the family and he said he wouldn't promise but he would try. Joe Wesson then called upon Remington Arms to design the New Round for his experimental Handgun of which he called the. I'm gonna wait 'til I see the letter from Smith. None of these ventures stemmed the flow of red ink. Recorded serial range 10627 - 40044 This type is the same as type 3 except for an increase in the size of the serial number stamps. It is possible the Highway Patrolman is pre model 28. Sometimes the serial number is here, especially in later models.
All three assembly marks should match. You can send them a picture and they can find out more of the background on your gun along with the date manufactured. They wanted it to be the revolver by which all others were measured. By then, Remington Arms had learned to Not Turn a Deaf Ear to Wesson's cartridge Ideas and they Gladly developed and released the famous. It has different numbers stamped on the butt, the crane and in the ejector rod recess in the under barrel lug. The company's product line is focused is on preventing unauthorized gun use and unintentional firearms-related accidents, and its customers include firearms distributers, retailers, law enforcement agencies, and gunsmiths. I have one 27 and three 28 is the safe now.
We have an old thread on posting pictures,. Through a continued effort working closely with Wesson, Phil Sharp expanded much on the Then current. I borrowed this from a thread on Highroad. The grip escutcheon is now dished instead of contoured with the grip and grip screw head is rounded instead of contoured See drawing. Soon after The Release of The Original. It shows significant holster and carry wear but is in good shape.
A picture is a great help, as minor features changed over the years pinned vs. I think there are alot of Smiths that are sweet shooting guns, along with other brands too. If the gun is an N-frame and has a checkered topstrap, then its a Model 27. One Blued and One Nickel finish. By the way, some Smiths have a lot of numbers on them. I have had several Model 27-2's in the Past, but sold or traded them off to get back into The Pre-27 Five screw revolvers. Nice looking gun with checkering on the top strap.
Hello Speakerbox Back to your original question. I think that is a very early Highway Patrolman Mid-1950s. Wesson had continued earlier experiments intended to produce a self-contained metallic cartridge, and by August, 1856, he had completed a wooden model of a pistol designed to chamber a rimfire cartridge. I need to know what caliber it is and approximate mfg. Once you locate the serial number, then you are able to do some research and find out a little history on your gun.