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It looks like a Model 15 w/an after market Partridge front sight. Anyone else out there . . . .
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Model 14 with the barrel shortened and the front sight relocated. Look at the crown.
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A closeup of the front topstrap would help with a positive ID, but agree with both oldcop and tennexplorer; the model 14 and 15 have different frame contours in this region. Definitely not a factory barrel shortening/crowning job.
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The caliber marking on the right side of the barrel is not centered which also indicates a shortened barrel.
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Actually in those long ago days of yesteryear when revolvers ruled this type of conversion was common. A heavy custom made bull barrel, often made by Douglas, aided in holding the gun steady along with a action job. While it doesn't have the resale value of a factory gun they were very accurate. How does it shoot?
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Actually in those long ago days of yesteryear when revolvers ruled this type of conversion was common. A heavy custom made bull barrel, often made by Douglas, aided in holding the gun steady along with a action job. While it doesn't have the resale value of a factory gun they were very accurate. How does it shoot?
Not sure its not mine. I found it for sale. If I remember correctly the asking price is 329.00
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Actually in those long ago days of yesteryear when revolvers ruled this type of conversion was common. A heavy custom made bull barrel, often made by Douglas, aided in holding the gun steady along with a action job. While it doesn't have the resale value of a factory gun they were very accurate. How does it shoot?
Not sure where you got the idea this is a custom bull barrel. None of those I saw back in my PPC competition days had factory ribs or under lugs, or caliber markings off center on the right side. And they were all the full 6" with a Bomar rib or maybe an Aristocrat. I'd be willing to bet your money (lol) this is a M-14 that's been cut to something like 4".

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Model 14 with the barrel shortened and the front sight relocated. Look at the crown.
I agree with Burt.
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You may very well be right. The pictures when I try to open them remain very small and went I expand them they become very grainy.

I'm a bit surprised you didn't see some of your fellow LEO's packing 4" bull barrel revolvers, It was a hot setup in my area.
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Yes, it's a shortened barrel. Yes, grab it at $329.

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I was also looking at that one, but something else came up. With the diamond stocks it is probably more than worth the asking price. Get a re-crowning job and shoot the shot out of it I say!
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I'm a bit surprised you didn't see some of your fellow LEO's packing 4" bull barrel revolvers, It was a hot setup in my area.
Back in the early 1970s when I got hired if a deputy wanted a really special revolver for duty they usually bought a Python. No body was interested in the extra weight a bull barrel and rib would have added to their duty belts.

I wanted a M27 but in the academy they wouldn't allow either the 5" barrel or the 3.5". Had to be a 4" so I got a M28. Then when I graduated and started the job my first patrol Sgt. said I could carry anything I wanted as long as it was a DA revolver. He carried a M58.

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Model 14 with the barrel shortened and the front sight relocated. Look at the crown.
In addition to the Dayton 14-2s in the mid to late 60s, the factory did produce small batchs of 4" Model 14-3s in the early 70s. . . both have ramp front sight for better holster carry. Apparently they didn't think there was a sufficient market to make them a standard catalog item . . . or they didn't ask the right users.

Here is a comparison of the muzzle crown of two factory 4" Model 14s . . . the -2 (Dayton) on the right and the factory cut-and-crowned -3 on the left. Note the differences in barrel and rib cross-sections between the two.







Here's a pair of the 14-3s . . . one shipped to Olympic Wholesale in LA and the other went to Dave's House of Guns in Dallas . . . both in July 1971 (six days apart).




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