older Dan Wesson .44, 6"


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MJRW
August 9, 2003, 03:03 PM
There's one in a local pawn. $399 is the tag price. The shop will be closed next week. Figure if I really wanted it, I could get it for 350, maybe 325. Worth it? Its in good condition.

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caz223
August 9, 2003, 09:24 PM
Dan wessons, have one weakness, it's not holding good resale.
That said, I don't often see .44 mag DWs for sale.
I'd get it.

rolltide
August 9, 2003, 10:21 PM
It seems this old Dan Wesson is about to sell between $350 and $400. I would say that is pretty good resale. Old Smiths and Rugers go in about the same price range.

I would say it is the best 44 you will ever buy for that price, maybe any price.

Roll Tide

Scout.308
August 10, 2003, 12:33 AM
Check it for timing (the only problem mine ever had). Also, be careful of the vented compensated versions. Though they make for an awsome light-show, some people have had problems with grunge build-up inside of the shroud, making disassembly nearly impossible.

Other than that, my 744VH is the most accurate, reliable revolver I've ever shot. It is built like a tank, loves full-power loads, and soaks up much of the recoil with its weight. Remember, this beast was designed to stand up to silhouette shooting, delivering excellent accuracy with full-power heavy-bullet loads, and lots of 'em.

The removable barrel makes for easy cleaning without the wear-and-tear that cleaning from the muzzle inflicts on the critical crown surface.:D

Plan on getting Pachmayer or other soft grips. The wood ones are a little rough on the hands.

Buy one.

PS- who cares about resale? This baby's goin' nowhere!

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