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Dantastic Four - my four Dan Wesson revolvers

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by jertex, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. jertex

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    I just added a couple of Dans to my safe for a total of 4. From top to bottom, I have:
    • Dan Wesson model 15-2V, .357 magnum, with 4" removable, half-lug, vent-rib barrel (I have a 2&1/2" barrel for it as well) & Hogue Pau Ferro smooth grips
    • Dan Wesson model 15-2V, .357 magnum, with 6" removable, half-lug, vent-rib barrel & original walnut target grips
    • Dan Wesson model 22, .22 LR with 6" removable barrel (I also have a 4", full lug, vent rib barrel), and original walnut target grips.
    • Dan Wesson model 738, Li'L Dan, .38 Special +P, with 2&1/2" removable barrel and original rubber grips
    Both of the model 15's have the original box & paperwork as well, plus I have barrel wrenches for all 4 revolvers.

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  2. 5-SHOTS

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    Fantastic collection. Thanks for sharing. I'd choose a Dan Wesson over many other revolvers, if you ask me.
     
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  3. ontarget

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    Nice looking group. I've never had the opportunity to fire a DW but see them for sale locally now and then and I've been tempted to pick one up.
     
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  4. CaptHank

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    Here is my favorite DW, Model 741 8". My deer hunting revolver when I hunted in Pennsylvania. I also have a 15-2VH 8". DW-741.JPG
     
  5. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Big fan of Dan Wesson revolvers.
    I have three...a .22LR, .44Mag stainless and a .375SuperMag.
    Excellent handguns... all three are Monson models.
     
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  6. jertex

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    Once you shoot one, it’s all over.
     
  7. Dustbowl

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    Yeah I got a 41V with the 8 inch barrel and a 15v pistol pack and I’m thinking my Dan collection is only going to grow.
     
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  8. hemiram

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    Right now, I have 4, a 715, 2 15-2's, and a 44. All are Monson guns.
     
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  9. bannockburn

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    Awesome collection! Had a Pistol Pak many years ago but traded it on a Colt Gold Cup. A decent deal and all but I wouldn't mind having that .357 back.
     
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  10. stonebuster

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    Great picture of a beautiful collection! Something tells me it's going to keep growing.
     
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  11. bassjam

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    Nice collection! A local pawn shop had two .22 Dan Wesson's with 6" barrels for pretty good prices I'd drool over and kept saying I'd buy them "next time". Well, they sat there for nearly a year, and then both disappeared within 2 weeks. My loss, and next time I know not to wait.
     
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  12. jertex

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    That's how it seems to go so many times for me, too. I look & look & then somebody snatches it up. It's probably a good thing, otherwise, I'd bankrupt us!
     
  13. 460Shooter

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    Great lineup! Beautiful blueing.
     
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  14. Huntolive

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    Nice I love the Dan Wesson's too
    I just haven't found anything else that can match their accuracy except for one strange Smith & Wesson 6-inch I have I don't know the exact model designation of it but it's a scandium possibly airweight all black 357 lightweight hunting pistol gets a 7 shot with a nice red fiber optic front sight.
    Now get yourself some more barrels for your 15-2 s.
    Only problem is when I started trying to get more barrels for mine ended up finding it was more efficient monetarily to buy a whole nother pistol with the barrel, plus an extra 6 inch barrel a guy had laying around there seem to be a lot of six inch barrels available in the market if you get lucky.
    I ended up selling the other Dan Wesson but still ended up with two different length barrels so it worked out great.
    I wouldn't mind buying either another 15 to with the 4-inch Barrel like I just sold or even better just a Dan Wesson 4 inch barrel anybody got one???
    My 15-2 with the 8 inch barrel is nasty:evil:
     
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  15. Blkhrt13

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    I feel like this a personal attack on my lack of Dan Wesson revolvers. You good sir are doing it right.
     
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  16. jertex

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    The CZ-USA store has nice barrels available for reasonable prices. I have purchased two and they are excellent. Here's a picture of my first 15-2V with the CZ-USA 2&1/2" barrel & Pachmayr presentation grips. I think it looks as good as the original.
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    Well, you better get busy and get one, LOL!
     
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  17. 460Shooter

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    Their 1911's are fantastic too, so if you don't have any you should feel attacked that way too. :D
     
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  18. 1MoreFord

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    I only have one DW. It's a .44 mag But with the three barrels and shrouds I have with it I have four or five handguns. Best deal ever. Great guns.
     
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  19. OneFreeTexan

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    I have a DW kit from the 80’s. Interchangeable barrels, the whole works, in the original carry case. Probably the finest piece of machinery I have ever seen...

    Any other brand revolver is, well,,,,it’s ‘just a gun”.
     
  20. stonebuster

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    Jertex, Your post pushed me over the edge. I just ordered a 4" BA from CZ for my 15-2. Between that and hoarding all the Walmart target ammo I can get my hands on my wife's going to have a heart attack when she sees the credit card bill.:what:
     
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  21. jertex

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    Mu-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! My evil plan is working!

    That's a hoot, I'm glad I'm such a good influence on somebody! :rofl:
     
  22. jertex

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    Hey @stonebuster the 4" barrel/shroud just came in from CZ for my model 22 and I think it looks terrific!
    Jerry Nanson IMG_3875.JPG
    Jerry Nanson IMG_3876.JPG
     
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  23. CharliesHammer

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    You guys gotta stop this, the fine pics had me on gun broker for two hours last night. Out here in the peoples republic of Komiefornia. I'm not even sure if I'm allowed to order one online.
     
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  24. stonebuster

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    Jertex, that's a fine a looking revolver as I've ever seen. Great photography. If you keep showing these DWs off the best kept secret in the used revolver market won't be a secret anymore.;)
     
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  25. SG1

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    Beautiful peices. Everyone's grips look so good! I've had a tough time finding original style grips for my DW. Mine are a bit beat up and I'm not handy enough to fix them.
     
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