trying to find some info on my dan wesson

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by bob, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. bob

    bob New Member

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    hey guys (and ladies)

    I have a rather nice dan wesson in 357 mag with a 4" barrel on it. Only problem was that I grabbed it used (not really problem at all seeing as it was only 150 bucks or so). It functions well and I don't really have any complaints other than I really dont know all that much about the gun. I got it mainly as a truck gun and looked around a bit on dan wesson revolvers before I picked it up and the reviews I saw along with the fact its pretty difficult to screw up a revolver I went ahead and bought it. Heres the kicker though I dont have any papers on it and im trying to find out some information about it mainly model and other stuff on it so I can try and assemble some tools and maybe barrels to play around with it. If anyone knows anything about em or can point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it.


    Thanks,
    bob
     
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I've owned a number of them and they are great revolvers. The DWs built in Monson, MA are the best of the bunch. Quality and strength wise, they rank right up there with S&W, Colt, and Ruger.

    DW didn't really use model numbers like the other manufacturers - they did make some with numbers though. CZ-USA owns DW and still supports the revolvers and extra barrels, shrouds, and other parts are available...
     

  3. bob

    bob New Member

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    Thanks for the info NGIB. Its good to know especially since mine is one of the Monson revolvers. I was also wondering I've seen some stuff around when looking for them with people calling them by number and letter designations such as 14V and 15 i think are some that I've seen. also thanks for the direct to the cz website. once again any information is appreciated
     
  4. crossfire

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    Fixed sight are model 14, adjustable sights are model 15. The V refers to the barrel shroud profile: vented (V), heavy vent/full underlug (HV), etc. A 15-1 will have an exposed muzzle nut; the 15-2 has a recessed muzzle nut.