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Old December 12, 2012, 06:28 PM   #10
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IDK - Dan Wesson revolvers are not built like conventional revolvers, which have their barrel cinched up tight to the cylinder frame.

DW barrels screw loosely into the cylinder frame, until it hits a thickness feeler gauge held across the cylinder face (to set the bbl/cyl gap), a barrel shroud w/sights, etc slipped on over the barrel, and a nut installed & tightened down on the muzzle end of the barrel, effectively slightly stretching the barrel into a tautness with the frame, at the same time securing the shroud/sights, etc.

The DW claim to fame was sets of interchangeable barrels w/shrouds of different lengths & configs for a single frame/caliber.

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