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CZ Is Making Dan Wesson Revolvers Again

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Mike J, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Mike J

    Mike J Well-Known Member

  2. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Yes. :) The barrels and shrouds have always been available, plus the new one will be able to use the same, from what I am told. No Pistol Pacs yet, maybe later.
  3. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    That is excellent news. It will be interesting to see how the new production differs for the old guns and how it affects their value
  4. B_Li_Ber_Tar_Ian

    B_Li_Ber_Tar_Ian Well-Known Member

    Any idea of release date? I know this is the revolver forum, but the 10mm Titan sounds promising...
  5. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Not yet, all I know is 2011. Hang on to your hats, 2011 is going to be a rocking gun year!
  6. Deanimator

    Deanimator Well-Known Member

    My next gun purchase when I get a job!
  7. goodtime

    goodtime Well-Known Member

    One thing I like about Dan Wesson revolvers, besides the great quality, is the fact that serviceable used ones can readily be found for for very inexpensive prices.
  8. wad

    wad Well-Known Member

    Rumors are; initially it will be a model 715 (stainless .357) with a 6" barrel assembly, will be packed in a case that has space for additional barrel assembles (like a pistol pack), and will include all the necessary tools. Delivery date is estimated at June 2011 with a retail price of $1200. Also, the barrel shroud will have a new profile that differers from all the past 15/715 models.

    Speaking of barrel shrouds, something cool is now available:

  9. robhof

    robhof Well-Known Member


    It's about time, CZ bought out the Norwich plant and they had just installed all new machinery for the DW's as the Palmer plant had used the old Monson machines that were very worn and outdated. The only machines currently in use are the barrel and shroud machines as they are made to order currently. There is a running dialog of EWK on the danwessonforums.com, he's testing several calibers of barrels/shrouds and will hopefully have an assortment for sale, cheaper than the new CZ prices, which recently doubled.:cuss:
  10. dashootist

    dashootist Well-Known Member

    Wonder if they will put an internal lock?
  11. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Dang. Now folks with the older ones will think theirs are worth more. :mad:

    They have been a really good value for some time. Very reasonably priced.
  12. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Well-Known Member


    Going back 5 years, when I got my very first handgun (the same day that my permit came in), i went ot the gun shop knowing that I wanted a 4"bbl .357mag revolver, and that Colt, Ruger, and S&W were good brands that would generally treat me well.

    I looked in the case, and saw the S&W model 19-3, but next to it was this thing :what:. A Dan Wesson. I was a newb and I had never heard of such a thing. Probably a knock off of a Smith and Wesson (kind of like "Polex" watches). This weird revolver had a larger looking frame than the S&W, and had some oddball latch in front of the cylinder. Very strange. I asked to see it. I felt it, and it felt and pointed very nicely. It looked beautifully made, and had an amazing trigger. As a relative newbie I put down the unknown revolver and went with the 19-3 (my namesake). I LOVE that 19-3 to this day. But to this day, I still think of that pristine DW for $275 in the case and think "what if."

    That's my Dan Wesson story.
  13. Mike J

    Mike J Well-Known Member

    wad-Thanks for posting the EWK link. I have an old somewhat cosmetically challenged 15-2 now but I've only got the 4" barrel. If I had a 6' or longer barrel I'd like to try to take a deer with it. Right now I am also unemployed but once I get on my feet again I will check & see what they have available.
  14. Lucky Derby

    Lucky Derby Well-Known Member

    Will old barrels work on the new guns? I may yet get a .357 pistol pak.
  15. Mike J

    Mike J Well-Known Member

    Unless I am mistaken the catalog says that Barrels & shrouds from model 15-2 & later guns will work with the new ones.
  16. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    I truely love my DW revolvers but at 1200 dollars i will have to look at them as if they were a S&W custom. Just NOT worth that much money. To bad. I will be buy'n a EWK barrel assembley or two.
  17. Thaddeus Jones

    Thaddeus Jones Well-Known Member

    Great news!! Finally a company besides Ruger making decent revolvers!! :)
  18. zoom6zoom

    zoom6zoom Well-Known Member

    WooHoo! (Can you say pistol whip?)
    I'm going to have to add one of those to my Pistol Pac.
  19. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    I got a reply from CZ about 20 minutes ago and i was told that no price has been set yet BUT only 500 will be made and then got a song and dance about how there were no blueprints and that would run the cost up and about old machinery and on and on. If the price is 1200 dollors i will keep buy'n old ones. They also have at this time NO enterest in expanding the line to other calibers.
  20. MrBorland

    MrBorland Moderator

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