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  1. Panzerschwein

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    Not sure if anyone knows this or not, but according to Dan Wesson's CZ-USA website the company is planning on reintroducing the Dan Wesson 715 .357 magnum revolver in late summer 2014! Here is the link:

    http://www.cz-usa.com/products/view/dan-wesson-715/

    Interesting huh? What say you on this subject? Are you excited, not so much?

    Just thought people might want to see this! :D
     
  2. Fremmer

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    Looks good, but I'd hope actual retail would be less than a grand.
     
  3. ApacheCoTodd

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    Ouch, I'd love to have one if the quality were at least as good as the originals I've owned in the past. Over $1,300 before I get it out the door though?

    I'll be watching the used market closer.

    On the other hand does:

    "Each revolver is shipped in a custom Dan Wesson hard case. Patterned after the ever-popular Pistol Pack, each case has compartments for three additional barrel assemblies and factory-supplied barrel wrench kit."

    mean that it has the three additional barrels or just the space for them?
     
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    i just handled one today in my local shop. didn't check to see if it came with any barrels other than the 6", but i can you the price was just under $1100. the fit and finish were very nice and i've only felt better lockup on a colt.
     
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    Nice to hear it's not a myth then. I'll look forward to finding out about the barrels.
     
  6. back40

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    the owner told me this was listed as "pre production", and that the box was marked "blem" when it came to them. not sure how they got it, but it seems they won't be fully available for a bit.
     
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    I think CZ came out with the reconstituted 715 a couple years ago. My LGS got one in back then and sold it to local fellow. He traded it in within a week for reasons unknown to me, it was re-listed as used with two barrels; the original 6" and a 4", priced at $999 I believe. I went to take a look and probably buy it. I removed the 6" barrel and attempted to install the 4"; no go, it would not index. Turns out the old 715 barrels may not fit the new frame. I passed on it since the value proposition of 2 barrels for less than the price of one was not really there.

    Another LGS north of me has had a used CZ one under glass for over a year, think they are asking $850 or so for it.

    It seems to me CZ came out of the gate appearing as if they were committed to the 715, then it just fizzled. Who knows, maybe this time will be the charm. I have to say though, a $1,200 .357 six shooter with a removable barrel available in only one length has a steep road ahead of it.
     
  8. bannockburn

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    I concur with those who think that a new Dan Wesson with just one barrel, with a retail price of almost $1200, is going to be a tough sell in today's market. This is definitely a revolver that I would be interested in (maybe they could bring back the Pistol Pack too while they're at it), but I can wait on it to see how the pricing eventually plays out.
     
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    I'm in for one, I love DW revolvers and will not turn down the chance to buy a new one. The price isn't an issue for me, as long as the function and reliability are there.
     
  10. Bush Pilot

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    Chamber it in .41 mag and I might be interested :D
     
  11. Vodoun da Vinci

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    Brand new stainless DW in a box with room for additional barrel assemblies? :what:

    I'll buy one if I have to sell something to get it as long as I can get a 2 1/2" tube and vented shroud at the time of purchase. Outstanding news....

    VooDoo
     
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    I'd be all over a pistol pack in 44 mag at around 1300 I think. But for just one barrel? I think I'd stick with my Smith's.
     
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    I've already got a 715 with four barrels. No need for another.

    Now produce a Supermag again, and I'll line up for that.:D
     
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    http://www.djsloanandsportinc.com/
     
  15. Steve CT

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    I love Dan Wesson revolvers, and especially the 715. This is the second time around for CZ to "introduce" the 715 to the marketplace, the first time was a pretty resounding flop, and nothing has changed this time.

    $1200 for a stainless 6".357 Magnum revolver? Really?

    Anyone that wants to take advantage of the interchangeable barrel function, which is the heart of the DW concept, will pay, and pay, and pay for for more barrel assemblies.

    The new DW revolver you buy ("blem" or not) will be accurate and nicely finished, a strong and solid .357 Magnum. At anything over $800, you are paying too much.
     
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    I'd have to check them out if they came back with the large frame .44's and .45's. If they brought back the .414 and .445, I'd definitely have to have one. Maybe even a .375.
     
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    I am a big Dan Wesson revolver fan. I would love to have a brand new stainless 715, but the $1,000+ price don't cut it. :cuss:
     
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    Anything larger than a .357 would likely be the large frame DW, a very different gun from what is being offered from CZ.

    The Large Frame DW is a great gun, if CZ brought this back it would be a big winner for them
     
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    I'm really hoping they do produce the big frame.
    I'm in the market for a 5+" 44 and I'd like to expand my collection outside of my S&W's
    I was thinking a Ruger just to mix it up, but a Dan Wesson would be choice, and with the option of interchangeable barrels, my 4" 29-3 might find itself becoming a safe queen. While I think I'd still be packin' the 29 from time to time still as the probably 7.5 Ruger might be a bit of a bear to pack around plinking outside of hunting season/range work.

    The older DW's were considered a bit stronger than the comparable Smith's weren't they? I seem to remember them being mentioned a number of times as generally "ok with Ruger only loads". Don't quote me on this! I know the were not uncommon in silhouette shooting which is no playground for weaklings.
     
  20. CraigC
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    The large frame Dan Wessons are very strong, perhaps on par with the Redhawk.

    As far as price, has anyone price any new DA recently? A standard .44Mag Super Redhawk has an MSRP of $1049. Alaskans are $1079. S&W 686's are $829-$975. None of those have interchangeable barrels or are being produced by a manufacturer who had to tool up from scratch. All those guns are bread & butter guns for large manufacturers and have been produced for decades. Sure, it's more than I want to pay. I'd love to go back to when you could get almost anything for $500 or less but that ain't reality. To steal a movie quote, "we live in inflationary times".
     
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    Exactly. Let's wait and see what "street" price is with comparable revolvers before we list it as made of unobtainium and write it off.

    The old/original DW revolvers are every bit as good as the field and have the option of interchangeable barrels which none other has - the get another barrel length in Smith or Ruger you have to buy another gun. A DW can be 4 revolvers from CC to silhouette in 60 seconds for only a little more scratch.

    VooDoo
     
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    I wonder if it said CZ on the side if it would sell for 700 dollars instead of over pricing it. To bad. I love DW revolvers and with great older models for good prices I have zero interest in a new one.

    gotbooster my hotter 357loads pushed a 180gr HC at 1400fps and 170gr sp speer at 145fps from my old '76 15-2 DW , That's not an enjoyable rounds to shoot. My standard 44mag DW load is a 240gr at 1502fps. Strong they are , accurate too.
     
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    Good to see, DW made great revolvers, I have a few.
     
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