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Picked up an unfired '76 Dan Wesson at Cabela's

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by jertex, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. jertex

    jertex Member

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    Got my 15-2V 4" in the used gun section at Cabela's with original box, paperwork & wrench for $525 a few weeks ago. The gun had the slightest turn ring but appeared unfired. It is no longer unfired and it is my favorite gun, period.
    DanWesson 15-2Vb.jpg DanWesson 15-2V Box1.jpg DanWesson 15-2V Box2.jpg DanWesson 15-2V w Pachmayr.jpg
     
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  2. stoky

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    sweet!
    congrats
     
  3. 340PD

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    Beautiful!
     
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  4. bannockburn

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    Congrats! Super nice find and at a fairly decent price!
     
  5. gotboostvr

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    I'm still fairly upset at myself for passing on a good condition one with no box for $350 just about 2 years ago because I couldn't talk Cabela's down anymore.

    "I've already got enough 357's (only 2 at the time)"

    I bought a (un)used G21 instead. Ugh I could kick myself. :(
     
  6. Riomouse911

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    I love the DW 15, i bought a 4-barrel vh pistol pac set years ago and recently bought a nice frame to go with a DWS 3" vh shroud I bought. I wish I could find the cash for a stainless 741 in .41...

    Nice buy!
     
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  7. SASS#23149

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    Nice !!
     
  8. Walkalong

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    Very nice indeed. You did well.
     
  9. RPZ

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    Wow! Nice!

    How is the DA/SA trigger on it?
     
  10. jertex

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    The DA pull is smooth, short and light. I don't have a trigger pull gauge but I would guess it's less than 9lbs. The single action is the best factory SA pull I've ever experienced apart from a high end 1911. This is one fine revolver.
     
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  11. RPZ

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    Sounds like one of those vintage gems that come around once in a blue moon, in this case revolver Valhalla. And back in the day they were produced, many would have sneered "Well it ain't no Smith and Wesson", or "Colt" etc.

    Congrats and enjoy!
     
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    Very nice, congrats!
     
  13. CaptHank

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    Here's one for you. Just came back from Dan Wesson. New hammer, springs and a 0.004 head space shim.
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  14. jertex

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    That's a beast, CaptHank.
     
  15. kozak6

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    One of the guns I should have bought was a similar Dan Wesson.

    What do you think of the forward position of the cylinder latch?

    A nearby pawnshop had one with an 8" barrel at a similar price. I could never decide whether that was a plus or a minus.
     
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  16. Kookla

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    I had an old 15 with the pork chop barrel and exposed barrel nut. For shooting at the range, the forward latch never bothered me. Got used to it pretty quick.
     
  17. RUT

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    They sure are pretty!
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    Forgive me if this is staying too far off topic, but what's the general consensus on the new DW's post CZ?
     
  19. CaptHank

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    I've only dealt with the repair end. The two levels, that I dealt with, were all professional. I needed a new hammer, wouldn't cock in single action. Told them to replace all springs on the 741 and adjust the SA trigger pull to 3lbs. I'm a Happy Camper! The cost was $185.95.
     
  20. Rodentman

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    I have a recent 715 and I like it a lot. I have 4 bbls for it and that gives a lot of versatility.

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    That's Slicker than Snot on a Doorknob!
     
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    My blued DW is almost as pretty as the OP's. A little more wear, but still looks great. As far as the forward latch goes, IMHO, that's where it should be. I've owned both DW and S&W (and clones) and the DW latch is the one for me.
     
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  23. DWFan

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    Nice find!
     
  24. armoredman

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    Beautiful AND glad you made a shooter out of it instead of an unfired safe queen. Very nice, sir, thanks for sharing.
     
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    That's a gorgeous deep blue liquid finish. Even better than the old mid century S&Ws I think. Congrats on a great find!

    How would you compare the double action trigger to a classic S&W K Frame trigger? better or worse?

    I really like that smooth grip in the first picture. Do you know who makes it?
     

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