There was a day, when like most people, I considered these an ugly duckling. But ownership will melt even the coldest of hearts & today I really cherish these old guns.
The Porkchop style was the starting point for the Dan Wesson gun company. As with any fledgling endeavor, there is bound to be a few "adjustments" needing to be made before a perfect combo is reached. Part of the appeal to me is that a person can literally watch the progression of design & function, with each new 'Chop that comes along.
The oldest of the group is a pair of sequentially numbered 2-digit twins...I named Ed & Fred.
These two are Model 12 .357 Magnum & were made in 1970, right at the beginning of the Dan Wesson Arms company story...and as of today, remain unfired.
Ed & Fred also came with some baggage. Their very own hard cases & a bunch-o-barrels, tools, spare grip & an inletted grip blank to whittle yourself...the first Dan Wesson "Pistol Pac". The barrels on the red shirt are extras & not part of the Pac's.