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Tell me about Dan Wesson

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dontdrivedrunk, May 4, 2015.

  1. andrew1220

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    Very nice! Well it sounds like I need to stop by the shop and check em out.

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    Wow. 375 supermag?! Sounds like you got quite the collection and barrels/accessories. Very nice.

    I'll have to check out the EWK site.
     
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    Did you guys buys these DW's online or just happened to find them in local shops?

    I was just curious how it works since these revolvers are pre MA compliance BS, would shops transfer these if bought online? If you did buy online, obviously don't post the names of the shops who did the transfer...
     
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    I got two of mine at my local shop and the other at a different, but also local-ish, shop.

    I have some EWK bits and you can still buy barrels and shrouds from DW. Other parts are also available. I also have an LB Customs grip on the 15-2. The grip on the 744 I worked a bit to get it to my liking.
     
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    So...

    DW's must already be in Mass for us to buy in Mass? Such as for my Colt Delta Elite- can't have one shipped, I had to find one within the PRM.

    Somebody drop some wisdom on us, por favor!
     
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    I got a stainless 44 mag with 6 and 4 inch barrels, monson made 3 digit serial number at collectors about 3 years ago for $450. He who hesitates is lost, if you think too long the decision will be made for you!
     
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    Damn. That sounds like an insanely good deal. Very cool.

    Having a DW 44 to replace my ugly Ruger Super Redhawk would be nice too...

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    Gotcha. Yeah I was just looking at barrels from CZ/DW most of which are sold out. Not cheap but these aren't cheap guns either.
     
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    Thats what Im thinking. I'm well aware of how to get around the MA compliance crap but it's impossible when it comes to revolvers (which is all I'll say...)

    I'll have to call chat with my local shops.
     
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    I've got a new production 715 and a bunch of barrels. The trigger is better than a stock Ruger but will never be able to compare to a worked over S&W. The DA stacks quite a bit. No quibbles re accuracy. I like their design for interchangeable front sights.
     
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    Wow. 375 supermag?! Sounds like you got quite the collection and barrels/accessories. Very nice.

    I'll have to check out the EWK site.[/QUOTE]

    what a fun time it was trying to get components for that together as well as dies....took almost a year to get everything together. i was able to transfer them in from GB and am chasing a 445 for my next addition. the 3 on the left are DW's, and use the 10.5" S&W 500 for size reference. the SM frames are almost identical size wise to the 500 x frame.

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    what a fun time it was trying to get components for that together as well as dies....took almost a year to get everything together. i was able to transfer them in from GB and am chasing a 445 for my next addition. the 3 on the left are DW's, and use the 10.5" S&W 500 for size reference. the SM frames are almost identical size wise to the 500 x frame.

    View attachment 174185 [/QUOTE]

    Drool [shocked]. That is an awesome wheelgun collection. So cool.

    I was able to find a dealer willing to transfer DW revolvers so it looks like I'll have to keep my eyes out online...
     
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    Drool [shocked]. That is an awesome wheelgun collection. So cool.

    I was able to find a dealer willing to transfer DW revolvers so it looks like I'll have to keep my eyes out online...[/QUOTE]

    just stay clear of bidding on any 445's till i secure mine!
     
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    Will do [laugh]. I'm only interested in the 744s and 715s...
     
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    I put in a bid for a nice Monson 744 with 8 inch ventilated rib barrel, Dan Wesson wooden grips, and tools. No box or manual or barrels. There is still over four days left with the auction and I'm currently the high bidder at $550 +16% auction fees (ouch). I set my maximum bid at $600. I'm sure someone will outbid me but I figured what the hell. Certainly not a crazy good deal but seems OK to me considering it's in very good condition. No drag lines on the cylinder or scratches from what I can see in the photos. Called the auction house and the guy said that it is in very good shape and appears to have not been shot much. Also said there are not any drag lines on the cylinder before I even asked him about that...

    If I win, the Ruger super Redhawk is going into the classifieds...
     
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    Looks like it was made in 1987 or 1988. I was born in 1987 so that would be kind of cool to get this revolver...
     
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    your mailbox is full,
     
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    Just had this mint 15" DW 357 mag barrel arrive today. Original box and preservative paper from March 1978. Don't even own a DW 357....Will be selling it soon....
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    bought a model 15vh pistol pack in early 80's. Came with 4 barrels extra front sight inserts in red and yellow, belt buckle, patch, and extra wood grips for 400.00
     
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    Ugh. Still have it? I'll give you $500! [smile]
     

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