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Dan Wesson question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Wyo_F-A, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Wyo_F-A

    Wyo_F-A Well-Known Member

    I picked this up from a local pawn shop this weekend. I got my tax return back and have been looking to replace my blued Comanche .357 with a stainless. After bartering, I felt $400 was a fair price.
    I do have a few questions for those that know about DW's.
    Why does the barrel look like it is a barrel within a barrel?
    Is there somewhere I can send it to be refinished?
    Any factory support on these?

    The revolver has these markings on it:

  2. Karl Hungus

    Karl Hungus Well-Known Member

    It is a barrel within a barrel. You can remove/adjust the actual barrel. Notice the little grooves for the "barrel unscrewer tool" at the muzzel?

    I've got one of those blued in a .44mag. Great iron.
  3. Wyo_F-A

    Wyo_F-A Well-Known Member

    I thought it looked like a choke on the inside of a shotgun barrel. It didn't come with any box or manual. Any idea where a manual could be located?
  4. REB

    REB Well-Known Member

    I am not sure where you can get a manual. CZ-USA currently owns the Dan Wesson line and although they are not producing revolvers they still have parts including different length barrels and shrouds.

    Here is a good article on the Dan Wesson revolver.

  5. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    a couple of things you'll need are the tool to loosen the barrel nut and a feeler gauge to set the barrel/cylinder gap.

    when you loosen the barrel nut, the barrel shoud slips off and the barrel unscrews from the frame. you can get different styles of barrel shouds and different lenght barrels. the front sight blades are also interchangable.

    because of how the barrel is retained and how the cylinder is locked into the frame, the DW M-15 is one of the most accurate wheelguns available
  6. bluetopper

    bluetopper Well-Known Member

    CZ-Dan Wesson still warrants and works on their old revolvers.
  7. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Well-Known Member


    May have been a pistol pak at one time. You can find barrels and the tool on gunbroker. I found this for $450 OTD about six months ago.
  8. Wyo_F-A

    Wyo_F-A Well-Known Member

    thanks madcrate!

    I started looking on gunbroker and I find that you got a helluva deal!

    I took it out back this morning and ran 60 rounds through it. I love it!

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