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Old 12-03-2008, 06:32 PM   #1
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Dan Wesson .357

Where do you find the model number on the Dan Wesson revolvers? I looked all over the place and can't find one. This one is .357, 6" barrel with a Bushnell Trophy 1/11 scope. I have no clue to it's value. Thanks.
 
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:56 PM   #2
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Mine is on the box it came in.(Just Kiddin) I recall seeing the # somewhere I'll have to dig mine out,good pistols ,got the 44 Mag.744-V, 8" Stainless I like it alot and man is it accurate,got mine new.Came with a .003 feelers gauge,but I set mine a little closer,3 to 4 cylinders fired and the cylinder will slightly drag on the barrel.I'll look and see where the numbers are on mine and get back to you. It is on the right side of frame on mine above trigger guard.Just went and looked.Happy shooting!!
 
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Mine is on the box it came in.(Just Kiddin) I recall seeing the # somewhere I'll have to dig mine out,good pistols ,got the 44 Mag.744-V, 8" Stainless I like it alot and man is it accurate,got mine new.Came with a .003 feelers gauge,but I set mine a little closer,3 to 4 cylinders fired and the cylinder will slightly drag on the barrel.I'll look and see where the numbers are on mine and get back to you. It is on the right side of frame on mine above trigger guard.Just went and looked.Happy shooting!!
Sure as heck ain't there on this one. Maybe there is no model number. Somebody solve the mystery!
 
Old 12-04-2008, 09:27 AM   #4
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Just opened the safe and pulled out my Dan Wesson .357. The number is on the right side, forward, under the cylinder. Above the number is stamped: DAN WESSON, MONSON, MASS. USA. Hope this helps.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 10:58 AM   #5
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Nope. No Model number there. SIx inch, blue, adjustable sights, .357 Magnum. Drfinitrly the interchangeable barrel type. The grips are retained by a strange looking Allen? screw in the bottom. Can't find anything in the latest Fjeastedt's either.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 11:43 AM   #6
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Seems to me we have the same model. Mine has an eight, six, and two inch barrel, blue. adjustable sights, and allen screw grip attachment. Can't imagine it has no number.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 12:33 PM   #7
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Does yours have anything on the barrel shroud? Mine has: DAN WESSON ARMS 357 MAGNUM CTG.
Friend just stopped by and I asked him. He said yours may be a prototype that somehow got out of the factory. Is Dan Wesson still in business? If so you might contact them. They might be willing to pay a pretty penny to get a prototype back.
How did you come by it?
My friend who is a retired Game Warden says that gun was his first issue piece (six inch barrel) when he joined the Department many years ago.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 03:37 PM   #8
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Here is more info about Dan Wesson revolvers than you need to know:

http://www.notpurfect.com/main/dwrev.htm
 
Old 12-04-2008, 04:01 PM   #9
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Does yours have anything on the barrel shroud? Mine has: DAN WESSON ARMS 357 MAGNUM CTG.
Friend just stopped by and I asked him. He said yours may be a prototype that somehow got out of the factory. Is Dan Wesson still in business? If so you might contact them. They might be willing to pay a pretty penny to get a prototype back.
How did you come by it?
My friend who is a retired Game Warden says that gun was his first issue piece (six inch barrel) when he joined the Department many years ago.
That's the thing, Old Snort. A good friend of mine died tragically at the age of 46 from a heart attack. His Wife came to me to clean and evaluate his firearms after the "sharks" started circling her offering to "Take a look at them, and tell you what there really worth." Yeah, right. I told her I would do it free, but would not buy any personally. Anyway, I can post a picture, but it won't show anything other than what you already know. Under the grip, maybe? On the barrel it has Dan Wesson Arms .357 Magnum CTG. The grip screw doesen't even look like an allen screw, but something circular. I hate to admit it, but this ones got me beat.
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Here's the picture. I'm sure it doesen't help much.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:34 PM   #11
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Got me beat. Did you read that link I sent? I would contact the guy that is running Wesson Arms and ask him.
You re-kindled my interest in my Wesson. I'm going to set up the dillon and load some .38 wadcutters. It is a joy to shoot and, as everyone says, very accurate. I am not at all a practiced pistol shot but with that gun wearing the 8 inch barrel I could break four out of six clays at fifty feet. Probably not a great feat for a good pistelero but it sure pleased me.
Pay the widow a fair price and have fun shooting it.
Another thing; I have it as one of the three guns allowed on my CCW. With the three barrels it is really three guns (six if you count the two calibers). However I seldom carry it, preferring my Taurus nine.
 
Old 12-04-2008, 05:47 PM   #12
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On that picture it looks like there are some markings in the position where the numbers are on mine. Could the numbers have been obliberated?
 
Old 12-04-2008, 10:30 PM   #13
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Dan Wesson Arms Revolver Mod.744-VH 8"

I have to say the link was inpresive,and I have to stand corected ,my revolver is the 744-VH 8" .44 Mag.Stainless Steel.The tensioning of the barrel was a good idea,as was the ability to change barrel lenghths.The tension is what is suposed to be the reason for accuracy,but the triggerpull is also a plus,the cylinder lock is a plus and the beefy frame is a plus.I love mine and it will make one hole at 25yds. with 6 shots.I think I'll shoot it tomorrow.
 
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Good. Mystery solved. Case closed.
 
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Good. Mystery solved. Case closed.
My mystery is still here. I won't buy gun's I evaluate as a matter of priciple, but I want to get her a fair price. I read the link you gave me, but it kind of muddies the waters. What model is yours, again? It's probably the same gun, but I can't figure out why this one has no model number. The prices I have found vary between $250.00 to $425.00 for a like model. That's way to wide to make an accurate suggestion. Thanks for all your time on this.
 
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Looks like a Model 15.I have had a few of them.I the process of aquireing another
 
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