Dan Wesson Pistol Pack

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by mrb1982, May 16, 2012.

  1. mrb1982

    mrb1982 New Member

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    I have an old Dan Wesson Pistol Pack revolver with the 4 barrel set that my dad bought a lot of years ago that I now have. It's a 357 mag. I don't think it is a collector or anything, is it? I don't know a lot about it and I would like to start using it for a little hunting but if it is something I should keep for the eyes only then I will keep it packed away. It is in emaculate shape, not been shot much. From what I am seeing on gunbroker, people are asking 11-1300 for them. Anybody with anything info or thought on these, it would be much appreciated as I am kind of a novice when it comes to these pistols. Thanks again.
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    What's the model?
    Just guessing that's it.
    Looks like $310 + $65 per barrel
     

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  3. mrb1982

    mrb1982 New Member

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    Yeah, looks something like that I guess. For that, I will shoot it. hahaha Thanks for the info.

    If anybody has any opinion about this firearm that would be great. Thanks again
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Keep in mind its just an educated guess based off of caliber. Really need the model, sn and pictures for a real answer.
    That said if its been shot...shoot it.
     
  5. Overkill0084

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    Dang, I hope their not overly collectable, I still shoot mine now & again.
     

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  6. Gh0zt36

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    what kinda shape is it in ? would you be interested in a glock 20 trade I got 1324.00 in it with everything includes and it has 77rds through it and is just a few months old
     
  7. hardluk1

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    A 15-2 pistol pack in a larger market area will get you closer to $1,000+ for a nice blue with 4 barrels and shrouds, extra grip, gun box, manual and wrench kit. It is a fine hunter for sure. If stainless stell 1200+ is right. Is your a Monson Mass made revolver?? I hunted hos with one for 20 years. Now have 2-357's and a 44. Best shooting production revolvers made.
     
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  8. mrb1982

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    No trade for this one, more than anything it has sentimental value, it was my dad's who passed away when I was 11. Although I would like a nice 10mm someday, just not right now, sorry.

    I think it would be fun to hunt with. Maybe I will try to give it a whirl this fall maybe if I get some time to put some rounds through it first. The thing is in brand new shape, not a scratch on it. I don't think my dad shot it much either.
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Keep it and save the money for a 10mm purchase later.

    (I put every $5 bill I get away in a shoebox. You'd be surprised how much that comes to after three years.)
     
  10. c3shooter

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    A 15 series, in the pac, with all the barrels, bits and pieces, is about $1100. I have had a 15 since 1976, and it is an extremely accurate revolver, built like a freaking TANK. For hunting, find a good heavy hard cast bullet- leave the 125 gr HP ammo alone. Make sure your state permits .357 (some require bigger), keep shots to 50 yds max, and it will do it's part if you do yours.
     
  11. mrb1982

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    Awesome. Should be fun. It seems like if I remember right, I need to have some sort of expanding point, depending on which state I am shooting in. But where I hunt, the 357 is legal.
     
  12. stick_man

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    For all the info you could desire on your particular Dan, check out the Dan Wesson forum http://www.danwessonforum.com/forum/

    They are known for their strength, durability, and accuracy. More sillhouette (sp?) competitions have been won by Dan Wessons than all other makes combined.
     
  13. crossfire

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    Buffalo Bore 180gr WLN ammo will give you around 1450-1475 fps in the 8" barrel. Set the gap at .003" and keep the cylinder face clean. If you shoot .38 Specials thru it, be sure to give the chambers a good scrubbing after each shooting session to avoid buildup of residue that can cause the Magnum cases to stick.
     
  14. Redleg

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    The Dan 15-2 is sought after and valuable, but not too valuable to shoot. Shoot it and remember your Dad when you do! I have a Monson 15-2 and absolutely love it. Bought it gently used with only the 6" barrel, but have since acquired a 4" barrel, which you see here:

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  15. AIKIJUTSU

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    I've had a bunch of Dan Wessons, a 41VH in .41 Mag with 4", 6", and 8" barrels, two 745VH's in .45 Colt, also with 4", 6", and 8" barrels, a 744VH in .44 Mag with 6" and 8" barrels, and a 744FBH with 6" barrel. Due to a stretch of bein' kinda po' I had to sell all except the 41VH. But they are strong, durable, very accurate, and their actions are smooth as silk. If they weren't so heavy (64 ounces), I'd carry the 4" or 6" permutation regularly.
     
  16. Intheshop

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    Kinda neat story on the accuracy potential of DW's.I have a 744 that is so acc off the bench that you can see a distinct difference in group size when.......firing a whole cylinder vs firing from one chamber.Its because of recoil,weight change.

    When firing a whole cyl from sandbags,we see these nice round'ish 1-1 1/2 inch groups @25yds.When using one cyl(and it dosn't matter which one),it'll shoot literally into one hole.

    It really opened my eyes to how recoil management plays a huge role in handgun work.Love the DW,but is a bit heavy....and the trigger isn't quite in the league with a good S&W.
     
  17. AIKIJUTSU

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    Remember the old "In The Heat Of The Night" TV series? Old Carroll O'Connor (the sheriff) carried a DW 44VH with 8" barrel in a low-slung "western" belt holster. When he tried to walk with it it would bang his right knee with every step. I don't understand why some producer or director didn't point out to him the error of his choice of weapons. But then, maybe he was having an Archie Bunker moment. :D
     
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  18. mrb1982

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    lol Yes, I do recall this. Maybe the point of it was that you remember something distinct about the show. hahahah If it would have been just a regular standard issue police pistol, you may not have remembered it. lol
     
  19. HOSSFLY

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    Uh, that would be about right back in the late 70's :p
    Today a complete set in the box over a grand (to someone wanting it)--And from ones i've seen (very few) they bring the price :cool:
     
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  20. trex1310

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    I shoot 180gr hard cast, gas check bullets with W296 powder. It makes a
    great .357 load. Most all of the DW .357's were model 15-2 or 715 (stainless).