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Dan Wesson still make Revolvers?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bluetopper, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. bluetopper

    bluetopper Well-Known Member

    I have heard that Dan Wesson has suspended their revolver manufacturing to focus on their 1911 production of which they make a top tier product.

    Can anyone confirm this?
  2. Beagle-zebub

    Beagle-zebub Well-Known Member

    There don't appear to be any revolvers listed on their website.

    I'm curious as to whether, given enough of a price increase for used Dan Wesson revolvers, they won't bring the more marketable ones back into production.
  3. jbbaldwin

    jbbaldwin Well-Known Member

    I have recieved an email from DW in response to a question stating that revolver production has been suspended. I think if they would offer them in more calibers they would sell. I know I would buy one.
    There is a site called the danwessonforum.com with more DW info on it.

    Maybe if we could get enough folks interested in the same model we could get them to make a run. Anyone interested? If so what would you want?
  4. FEG

    FEG Well-Known Member

    Dan Wesson has stated that they will need to retool and replace considerable amounts of equipment to continue revolver production at a high standard. My understanding is that their skilled workforce for revolver production has gradually eroded as well. (They're not saying that, of course.) The bottom line is that revolver production has been suspended indefinitely.
  5. ImARugerFan

    ImARugerFan Well-Known Member

    That's unfortunate, however I'm now glad I didn't buy that 445 supermag last year that I was thinking about.

    HOME DEPOT GEORGE Well-Known Member

    Dan Wesson still does revolver work

    Even though they suspended production they still work on revolvers,even old models. I sent a supermag in 2 weeks ago to be reworked so I can hunt with it.
  7. Catalina25

    Catalina25 Well-Known Member

    Years ago I thought about buying a Dan Wesson, at the time I only had a shotgun and figured the interchangeable barrels and grips fit right in there with the convenience of a shotgun. A kind of less is more thing. So how is/was the quality of those guns? TKM
  8. Archer1945

    Archer1945 Well-Known Member

    Dan Wesson is now owned by CZ-USA. They have brought back a couple of revolvers but are concentrating on the 1911 style pistols. I'd love to see them bring back the 44 mag.
  9. FEG

    FEG Well-Known Member

    As of 2008, DW revolver production ceased.
  10. hemiram

    hemiram Well-Known Member

    There are plenty of decent 44's and .357's around, and the springs that might be needed are available. I have bought a supply up over the last three years of anything that could wear out, I have a couple sets of small frame springs, a bolt, all the screws, a couple of sight blades, and even a SS cylinder and crane. Basically all I need to build another gun is a frame.

    In the 44, I have a SS trigger group, a hammer, a bolt, and several other parts. I don't have a 44 yet though.
  11. Waldo Pepper

    Waldo Pepper Well-Known Member

    DW still makes all those parts when they run low, you can order anything you want for your small or large frame DW currently. The production of the revolver will most likely start back up when the 1911 clone craze finally cools off, my guess from talking to people at CZ is probably late '09 or early '10 so they seem to think. The first production models to start up will most likely the 357 Magnum and 44 magnum so I was told. I asked about the 357 Super Mag and was told there was no plans for it, but a 22lr or 22 Mag would also make the come back.

    I got tired of trying to find a good used 22lr and just ordered the 22lr barrel & cylinder assembly to do conversion to 22lr for plinking with the gun and then keep my eyes open for a good frame with bad barrel or cylinder that I can get on the cheap. Or when they bring back the revolvers and if they offer a 22 WMR I will order it and have a convertible like my S&W K-22 model 48 22 WMR that I has the lr cylinder. I love shooting the 22 magnum, but the price of the ammo has had me install the 39 year old unfired lr cylinder this summer and save some bucks.

    S&W has recently noticed a slacking of automatic sales, with revolver sales taking off again. S&W number one selling gun for last few years has been the 642 revolver.


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