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Old 09-20-2012, 12:36 AM   #21
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the reason i asked, because in the pictures, the condition looks to be very good to excellent and there was the plastic cylinder protector on it. that one looks like someone took very good care of it. very nice looking!

my father has one he bought back in 1981, and i researched the serial number for him and best i could determine, his was made in about 1980. has the 8.5" barrel but doesn't have any other barrels. the barrel is changeable though. shoots great!
It came with a price list dated 1979, so should be at LEAST that old.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:31 PM   #22
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I do believe I got me a keeper here! 24 feet using 125 grain PMC JHP, and the 8" barrel. (I didn't remember to bring a allen wrench to fix the windage and elevation, but had to see how it grouped.)

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Old 09-22-2012, 12:53 AM   #23
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Very nice.

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Old 09-22-2012, 12:14 PM   #24
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i agree, very nice grouping! looks and shoots great.

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You are a very lucky guy. I'd keep that forever it it was mine.

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Your going to like that gun! I've owned and shot various Dans since the late eighties and never had a bad one. Don't go crazy trying to set the B/C gap at .002 or you'll have cylinder clearance issues, it takes a while to get the hang of setting them up but have patience.

These guns were designed for dependable long range accuracy and dominated long gun matches for a number of years. The ability to pre tension the barrels is the key to their accuracy. I'm not sure any other gun maker designs that feature into their handguns to this day.

Recently I believe CZ USA bought them so parts are becoming easier to find, and a small private company whose name escapes me now also manufactures barrels and very nice custom shrouds for the .357 models.

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I think the company who makes parts is EWK.

I just got a Dan Wesson back in august, I just got the one barrel a 6inVH and love it but would love to get more barrels for it and maybe another grip. Wish mine was in as nice a condition as yours but then again I did two evenings of chainsaw work and was given the revolver as payment so won't complain too much .

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CZ Dan Wesson still says they sell 10" barrels, but out of stock now. And costs over $400 bucks! EWK has all the barrels I don't, but I do not see any shrouds for them. Sent them an email to see if they have them. I think their barrel prices are outstanding.Think I'll just go with what I got for now if they don't have any. Keep looking on Gunbroker and Auction Arms though.

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I have a DW .357 and four barrels for it. After shooting it a few years I decided the 6" and the 8" barrels were all I really needed but I'll keep them all; you never know. I keep the 6" on it usually, which for me is the perfect all-around revolver barrel length. It's a good balance and very accurate at reasonable distances. I think you'll be happy with your set!

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wow..no words can express...fantastic gift

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