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Old August 25, 2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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PPC revolvers

School me on PPC revolvers. I'm going to convert a S&W Model 10.
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Old August 25, 2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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Go big or go Home. That weighted barrels gotta be HUGE!

6" DW

This is a revolver but its my other Weighted shroud. Perhaps you'll like it more.
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Old August 28, 2013, 02:18 PM   #3
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Back when PPC was in vogue, it was not uncommon for PD armorers to make PPC revolvers using a Model 14 frame (easier to deal with sights), a custom bull barrel, a one-piece rib (containing both front and rear sights), beveled cylinder chambers, and a trigger job. Since there was no such thing as "power factor," the standard round was a .38 Special loaded with 158-grain SWCs pushed by 2.7 grains of Bullseye.

I have a photo of a PPC revolver made by the late Jack Brosnahan, Bedford (MA) PD, but I can't figure out how to make the file small enough to meet this forum's 2.44 kB file size limit.
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Old August 31, 2013, 08:56 AM   #4
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There was a great variety of guns. Some were Smythons A smith frame with a python barrel. We generally used 148 grain wadcutters. Personally being a young poor cop I used my duty gun, a 6" 686.
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Old August 31, 2013, 09:01 AM   #5
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Try just reducing the physical size and/or the resolution of your picture in any decent photo program.
You should have at least one or two that came with your operating system.
Like Paint for Windows.
Or you can download plenty of free ones from the web, with a search.
IrfanView is a good one.
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Old September 2, 2013, 01:36 AM   #6
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See if you can contact Jimmy McCollough in Selma Alabama. he does work like you're interested in. Or used to at least. A fine fellow.
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Old September 2, 2013, 03:17 AM   #7
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I have a photo of a PPC revolver made by the late Jack Brosnahan, Bedford (MA) PD, but I can't figure out how to make the file small enough to meet this forum's 2.44 kB file size limit.
Resize it to something less than 800 pixels by 600 pixels, or convert/export it to a .pdf file. (PDFs have a 10 MB limit.)
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Old September 2, 2013, 11:03 AM   #8
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About as old school as it get....

Gun built by Clark.
Bomar rib and sights.
Holster by Davis.
Grips the original hard nylon.

Built on a Model 19.
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