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CZ Is Making Dan Wesson Revolvers Again

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

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  1. Mike J

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    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

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    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
     
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    Any idea of release date? I know this is the revolver forum, but the 10mm Titan sounds promising...
     
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    Not yet, all I know is 2011. Hang on to your hats, 2011 is going to be a rocking gun year!
     
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    My next gun purchase when I get a job!
     
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    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.
     
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    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:

    http://www.ewkarms.com/EPC.html
    http://www.ewkarms.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=13_14&products_id=27
     
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    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installed all new machinery for the DW's as the Palmer plant had used the old Monson machines that were very worn and outdated.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:
     
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    Wonder if they will put an internal lock?
     
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    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.
     
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    Wow.

    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

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    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.
     
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    Will old barrels work on the new guns? I may yet get a .357 pistol pak.
     
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    Unless I am mistaken the catalog says that Barrels & shrouds from model 15-2 & later guns will work with the new ones.
     
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    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.
     
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    Great news!! Finally a company besides Ruger making decent revolvers!! :)
     
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    WooHoo! (Can you say pistol whip?)
    I'm going to have to add one of those to my Pistol Pac.
     
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    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.
     
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    Well, it's never been on their webpage before, so hopefully it happens. I would expect that the street price will be a lot less than list.
     
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    I might be wrong but if they sell & sell fast I think CZ will make more & expand it to other calibers. This might be CZ testing the waters to see if they will move.
     
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    At a retale price close to the 1200 dollars that someone things is right I will have to pass. That would be for me as stupid as buying a s&w custom shop gun and that is never going to happen.. Got another reply that said they would up the build to 1000 for the following year. To bad that they also don't plan on building a 22 or a bullseye 38. Cuts out lots of buyers. I may just have to be happy with my 2 -357 and 1 -44mag and will keep watch for a 22.
     
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    Well, speaking as a revolver owner, user and enthusiast it's always interesting to hear of traditional double action revolvers generating interest.

    I remember when DW revolvers were current production guns, though, and don't see their return as being particularly exciting. Many examples seemed to sit in dealer cases back then and didn't carry much in the way of resale value.

    Discontinuing a product/model line often seems to generate fond memories and the desire for owning them, however, and maybe this will help the limited number of new (and apparently potentially expensive) DW revolvers sell.

    I'd rather see Colt start up their revolver lines again, and I didn't see them as particularly robust and sturdy service revolvers for hard use.

    I miss the Ruger Security/Service/Speed-Six model line, myself.
     
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    I spoke to the people I know inside CZ, and the word is watch the SHOT show. Also, estimated MSRP will not be $1200, closer to $1k or less. I didn't hear anything about production limits, but I didn't ask, sorry.
     
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