I see used 357 Mag Dan Wesson Revolvers for very low price, even lower than Taurus and Ruger.

I see used 357 Mag Dan Wesson Revolvers for very low price, even lower than Taurus and Ruger. Whats the deal with Dan Wesson are they low quality?

  1. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    your either living in the past or nobody knows how to use the internet.
    dan wessons are good but user error can make them nonfunctional "broken" guns

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      how do you break a dan wesson via user error?

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Set the cylinder gap wrong. They came with a gauge and a tool for this, the tools weren't the greatest quality but they did work, and the procedure was simple. But bubba is gonna bubba sometimes and not follow the procedure correctly and then fuck shit up. Too tight and the cylinder binds up. Too loose and you get cutting of the top strap, something which would be enhanced if Bubba was also loading some pissin hot loads to really knock over them rams at 200 meters.

        High quality, no doubt.

        However the multiple barrel system proved to be a marketing and practicality flop. You buy into a gun with fitted expensive barrels. It is expensive. You shoot one barrel, move the sights, shoot another, move the sights. It goes on and on.

        In reality, you would be better served with multiple purpose built guns. It was something that appealed to the upper middle class guy that had that "one revolver to rule them all" mindset for a gun purchase.

        Kinda dumb and for the inexperienced in my mind.

        Yeah, the idea was pretty cool but I think most people configured their gun one certain way and just left it like that. I had a pistol pac in .357 Maximum, it had a variety of barrels but I kept a 7" full underlug with an integral compensator on the gun 95% of the time. It was neat to have the variety but honestly if I wanted something different I'd honestly just grab a different gun.

  2. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    No, Mulhouse Dan Wessons are significantly better made than Taurus, Ruger, etc. While also being stronger than S&Ws so you can actually load them hot.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      why would anyone care about wearing out SW revolvers with hot loads? A used 686 is cheaper than 1000rds of 357 Mag, if it fails eventually after 20-30k shot just buy another one.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        that used 686 already has 20-30k through it, too
        buying used guns is just buying someone else's problems

        • 5 days ago
          Anonymous

          unlikely 357 Mag revolvers arent shot as much as 9mm pistols, you can easily sort through used shitters and revolvers that have been sitting for 20 years in someones closet.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        Dan Wesson revolvers were most well known for silhouette shooting or hunting, the majority of them were very large frame and nobody was going to be packing one of those as a carry gun. A lot of them were in specialist calibers like .445 Supermag or .357 Maximum. There is a benefit to those powerful rounds for silhouette competition--the flatter trajectory makes aiming easier, and the additional power was helpful for knocking down the targets you might not have hit perfectly. As a result a lot of people made some pretty hot handloads for this purpose. A Dan Wesson could take it while most others could not.

  3. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    My uncle has one of those. I'm jealous. Buy it.

  4. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    High quality, no doubt.

    However the multiple barrel system proved to be a marketing and practicality flop. You buy into a gun with fitted expensive barrels. It is expensive. You shoot one barrel, move the sights, shoot another, move the sights. It goes on and on.

    In reality, you would be better served with multiple purpose built guns. It was something that appealed to the upper middle class guy that had that "one revolver to rule them all" mindset for a gun purchase.

    Kinda dumb and for the inexperienced in my mind.

  5. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Same reason Thompson Contenders come up on sale for cheap. They are absolutely excellent guns in every way, but are built for one particular style of shooting and the original buyer is willing to pay the premium because they want to do that one specific thing, but there's not a huge pool of those guys, so they have poor resale value.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Except the fucking barrels for some reason
      t. G1 owner

  6. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    They have high quality target revolvers and examples that fit into that (Custom Shop), while there was also some lower end Dan Wesson revolvers that were mass produced junk from the 1970-1980's (not up to S&W or Colt quality). Be aware of what you are buying.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      Dan Wesson was originally based in Monson, MA. Those guns have a generally excellent reputation. In 1991 they moved to Palmer, MA. Then in 1996 they moved to Norwich, NY. It's those guns--from Palmer and Norwich which had spotty QC. I've never owned a Norwich Dan Wesson but I have owned Monson and Palmer models, and I also bought some Norwich made barrels & shrouds. I had zero issues with any of mine, other than wishing I hadn't sold one of them.

      • 5 days ago
        Anonymous

        I have held and examined .357 target revolvers from the 1970s-1980s that had pretty substantial tooling marks on the top strap and where there were timing issues. They pumped out a ton of revolvers in the early days which were mass produced junk and the quality was spotty. I'd need to pull out my notes on which revolvers to watch out for but I have more than once passed on a Dan Wesson revolver for 300-400 dollars just because the shop or seller would not discount it to what it was worth.

  7. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    trolling outside /b/ is a bannable offense

  8. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw Dan Wesson
    Don't you mean 'SMITH' and Wesson?
    >no it's Dan Wesson
    Never heard of it.
    >Good.

  9. 5 days ago
    Anonymous

    Local fun store has exact same kit in OP's pic for $1000 even. Less than a new model 29. Cant these 357 Dan Wesson revolvers also take 357 MAXIMUM? Or is that just for a specific model. Asking because I want somthing bigger than .357 for hunting but really, really dont want to deal with the BS and buthurt of buying 44 mag.

    • 5 days ago
      Anonymous

      >357 MAXIMUM
      Yes. They are specifically made for bubba's pissin' hot factory loads. that is literally the reason they exist

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