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Old 04-11-2012, 08:53 AM
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DAN WESSON/ EARLY 90's FIXED 4 INCH STAINLESS REVOLVER




I have one of these Revolvers That I purchased new In the early 90's. Can't even remember why. Just wondering if anybody had any info on thsese, Can't find much on the Internet. It's a accurate shooter and the trigger pull is pretty nice. Any info would be appreciated
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:01 AM
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:24 AM
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I can never get my pics to post properly, However when i get home from work today i will give it another try
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:13 PM
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I had a 6" version of the Dan Wesson .357 Magnum back in the mid 1980's. It had interchangeable barrels and included a cylinder gap guage tool for when you changed the barrels; it also had adjustable sights. It also had the cylinder release in front of the cylinder instead of in back like the Colts and Smiths. It was a very accurate gun and I really regret trading it for an Astra Constable .380 (a nice little gun though). I owned a business back then and had a restricted CCW and needed a smaller gun. Another of my firearms "regrets."
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:43 PM
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Wealth of information here

< http://www.danwessonforum.com/ >

< http://www.notpurfect.com/main/dwrev.htm >

< http://www.grantcunningham.com/blog_...-problems.html >

< http://www.go2gbo.com/forums/index.php?topic=87282.0 >

< http://dwcollectors.org/ >

The ones made in Monson, MA are fantastic revolvers. Post-Monson ones may or may not be so fantastic and some may even be problematic (see above).
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:19 PM
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thanks for those links it looks like it is a model 715
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Here is my fixed sight model .357 in blue 4" Monson model......original packaging...warranty card..price list ...brochure...etc...
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:30 PM
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i assume that this barrel is not interchangable
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:32 PM
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was the quality of dan wesson poor in this era
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:05 PM
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i might have figured it out here;s a pic of the gun in question
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:30 PM
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I recently bought a new Dan Wesson 715 (as in 2012 manufacture). It is very accurate, which is what they are known for. Fit and finish is excellent. Trigger pulls are great both SA and DA.

One problem with the new DW, and its a big one. The short hammer travel has resulted in several light strikes in DA. It will be going back to DW. Since the light strikes I have done a web search, and it seems to be a recurring issue for some DW revolvers. The short hammer travel allows slightly better accuracy - but at the expense of reliablity. I would not trust it for self defense.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:35 PM
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[QUOTE=2gunpete;3814951Trigger pulls are great both SA and DA...[/QUOTE]

Very interesting. A local gun shop has one in stock. The trigger is one of the heaviest I've experienced in both DA and SA. I wonder if they are having production-consistency problems as well.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:43 PM
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nosereme - the SA trigger pull is crisp, not extremely light but very accurate for me to shoot. The DA trigger pull is very smooth, no stacking, but actually a bit heavier than used DW revolvers I have dry fired. The DA is somewhere between my S&W's and Rugers in weight. I am pleased with everything except the light strikes - this will need to be fixed.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:46 PM
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Thanks for the info. I'll pass on the one at the LGS but check at some of the upcoming gun shows. I passed on one in Richmond without even playing with it.
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:54 PM
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was the quality of dan wesson poor in this era
i have dw's from almost every era of their manufacture,the only one i have a issue with is a monsoon made one,it will be going in to dw for a checkup soon.
i really think that every era of dw may have a lemon slip buy but from what i have read the chances are better of a lemon if it is a palmer gun
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Old 04-22-2012, 02:41 AM
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DW made other fixed barrel revolvers - anyone remember the short lived High Standard Crusader in 44 Magnum?
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:53 PM
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Dan Wesson made a run of fixed barrel revolvers during the end of their first run. The .44s had 5 inch barrels.....

The High Standard Crusader was not a Dan Wesson made design. It looks like a modern Dan Wesson but it was a whole new thing. It had gears in its lockwork. It went out of production and never came back.
At one point, High Standard DID contract with Dan Wesson for .357 revolvers when Dan Wesson was just starting out, however. I think they were called the Sentinal.
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