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older Dan Wesson .44, 6"

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MJRW, Aug 9, 2003.

  1. MJRW

    MJRW Participating Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    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.
  2. caz223

    caz223 Participating Member

    Dec 27, 2002
    SW Michigan
    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.
  3. rolltide

    rolltide Member

    Jul 10, 2003
    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
  4. Scout.308

    Scout.308 New Member

    Mar 8, 2003
    Gotta love DW weapons. Go for it.

    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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