An odd one

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by NGIB, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Picked this one up on a trade today even up for my NAA Guardian. It's a Dan Wesson .357 with a 3 inch barrel & target sights. I've owned a few DW's in the past and they were all the changeable barrel type - knew they made fixed barrel guns but I've never even seen one. Bluing is pretty good, lockup is great, and it's just a unique piece...

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  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Very nice. I'd hold onto that one for a while. Will there be a range report?
     

  3. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    He'll trade it off before there is time for a report.:rolleyes:

    NGIB is the only man I know with a revolving door on his gun safe.:eek:

    Good looking revolver though.
     
  4. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I have 4-5 I haven't shot yet. Now that my days are back to normal, I'll probably hit the range after work at least once this week. I can bring this one and the SP101 and just make it a revolver outing...
     
  5. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Once your son gets there, you can make it a daddy-son-revolver day.

    Nice pick up, brother. :D
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Are you SURE that barrel does not change out? Have never seen one that did not (but there is a lot I have never seen)

    What does the muzzle look like???

    BTW, this is my DW with the long barrel- they shoot GREAT-
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  7. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    Joker anyone :D Jk nice wheel gun
     

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  8. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Yup, it is for sure a fixed barrel. The muzzle has no barrel nut but it still looks like the barrel & shroud are probably separate pieces. I did some snooping on the DW forum last night and the fixed barrel guns were produced at the Palmer plant towards the end of DW's business life. While this is a Palmer gun and QC began to go downhill after the move from Monson, this one looks to be a good one and not shot very much. For what little I have in it, I think it was a nifty find. I borrowed this muzzle end pic from the DW forum and it was posted by Charger Fan - who visits here from time to time...
     

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  9. Charger Fan

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    Here I am, on one of those time to time visits...Man, I need to drop in here more often. :eek:
    Yes, Dan Wesson did make fixed barrel guns for a short time, from about '92 to '95. This makes them a relative rarity within the DW lineup of course, so don't tell anyone.;)

    Here's a closer shot at the business end of my blued 3" FB gun...including some zits on it's face.:D LOL!
    As you see, no barrel nut.
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    NGIB, congrats on your FB Dan Wesson find, that's definitely one to hang on to! It's not every day (or every month) that a FB DW comes along for sale. One of these days, it will be once a year, you watch.
     
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  10. Charger Fan

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    Ummm, yeah...according to the 'o IMFDB site, the Joker's gun is actually a "Hollywood-ized" S&W 15-3.:) I knew no self respecting 15" DW gun would have posed with such an obvious photoshop job to the front of the ejector rod area as this one shown.:D
    But yes, such a DW factory (non-non-Hollywoodood~ized) 15" .357 barrel can be found...out there somewhere...if you have good mouse timing & a big enough wallet!! LOL

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