Opinions On Dan Wesson .357?

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    I have seen many of these used in silhouette competition over the years with loads that take down 200 meter rams 100%. The only other wheel gun I have seen as tough that's commonly available and in the price range most can afford is the Red Hawk. If you want a real thumper get a hold of one of the Dan's in one of the Super Mag cals. .357, .375, .441, .445.
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    Please note, old tread.

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    But still relevant. Dan Wesson's are always relevant in my book!

    So, mr.stuart, did you pick this DW up? If so how do you like it?
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    With the maturity of the thread noted, I'll throw in that I love DW revolvers. I had a 6" barrel .357 15-2 back in the 90s that I foolishly sold, and I have a 6" .22 model on layaway that I'll be picking up in January. After that I'll be saving for a Pistol Pac, there are a bunch of them around for sale. Here's a site with a ton of DW info, and a link to the DW forums:

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    New heavy barrel shrouds and all the tools are available from an aftermarket manufacturer now, and CZ does stock some supplies for the old revolvers as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brady View Post
    But still relevant. Dan Wesson's are always relevant in my book!

    So, mr.stuart, did you pick this DW up? If so how do you like it?
    No, he sold it. If I see another deal like that I will grab it.
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    Thank gosh there not like a python. The colt would never hold to the use and heavy loads the DW will. Not as accurate ether. Pretty is about all colt has going and that must be in the eye of the owner , and a stupid high value. I put a wolf hammer spring in mine some years back and that improved the pull even better.

    mr.stuart Atleast you now know when you see another DW to look it over and if tight ,, take it home.
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    My father passed down his DW 357. to me. Its a great gun! He purchased it in the early 80's for 100.00. I would love to find some additional barrels.
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    My wife gave me one for xmas.
    mine has only the 6in barrel,very accurate,smooth trigger. she paid 300.00 from a private party. looking for 2.5 in barrel.
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    the barrels are all over gunbroker. I see them at our local gun shows on occasion too.
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    I have one in .357 with the 8" barrel. I have taken a few whitetails with it. Great gun.

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    Dan Wesson .357 Magnum

    While digging through some of my uncle's stuff I found a Dan Wesson .357 Mag stainless. I have a few questions if anyone can answer; I would like to know when it was made; the serial # has an S/ then the numbers. It was manufactured in Monson, Mass. The serial # is only 4 digits; cant find much help on thier website. I think its a model 14



    Thanks

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    VITO go here for barrels and shrouds-http://www.ewkarms.com/index.htm
    And here for custom grips-http://lbcustomgrips.com/

    Check out danwessonforums , get into the revolver section and you can start learned more about the best pproduction revolver made.

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    Love my DW very accurate hand gun. Same gun different grips. Just a bit too heavy for me to CC.
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    The 357's are very close to the S&W L frame. Depends more on the barrel shroud. My DW 15-2 with a 4" standard shoud weighs 37oz loaded with 158gr ammo. Thats right at 6 oz lighter than a 4" 686 empty. may still be lighter thn the model 13 when wearing a 4" barrel.And the DW is way stronger. Now those large frames are big and heavy but make for strong accurate handguns.

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