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Old January 24, 2022, 06:57 AM   #1
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Dan Wesson 15-2 VH

Many years ago a friend had a complete DW set, with 4 barrels, suitcase and accessories and sold it without even mentioning it (some friend he..).

A year ago I saw this DW set at the LGS. No case or accessories, not even the wrench. However a very good customer had reserved it (still hasn’t paid it as of today, so I might still get it in the end).



Now a guy I was discussing with about other weapons (Makarov and AKs) offered this gun for $ 545. I bought it, thinking I could flip it if / when I find a complete set.

I believe it was made in 1992. It came with the combat grip and a second 8” barrel, which has some corrosion flecks.

Same LGS did the transfer for free, offered to fix the 8” barrel and gifted a standard grip he had laying around. Pretty nice guy I’d say, I bought a lot from him, but still, not many LGS will be that gracious.

















It shoots a bit high for me even with the rear sight bottomed out, but produced this very good group at 25 m offhand

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Old January 24, 2022, 08:09 AM   #2
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@ Classic12...I want to suggest that you apply a little RED loctite to that little nob which stops the cylinder from going rearward while extracting the brass.
That nob fell out of my 15-2 at one time while at the the range...luckily I found it.
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Old January 24, 2022, 09:19 AM   #3
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@ Classic12...I want to suggest that you apply a little RED loctite to that little nob which stops the cylinder from going rearward while extracting the brass.
That nob fell out of my 15-2 at one time while at the the range...luckily I found it.

Thanks for the tip

I recently lost that knob on my 4” Colt Diamondback. No idea when and where.

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Old January 24, 2022, 09:57 AM   #4
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Dan Wesson are my favorite brand of revolver


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Old January 25, 2022, 05:29 AM   #5
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$545.00, you definitely scored on that deal. Congrats.
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Old January 25, 2022, 05:51 PM   #6
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This Dan Wesson was my first center fire handgun:



Purchased with money I made cutting yards my, Dad filled out the 4473 In September of 1975 (I was 12 years old).

In 1979 I sent it to an “authorized” Dan Wesson service center for reblue and new stocks (aggressive cleaning and repeated holstering and upholstering had taken its toll on the finish ).

At that point it had 45000 rounds through it (99% of those were my hand loaded 148 grain wad cutters at a cost of $2.50 per hundred).

I don’t shoot it much anymore and have had several opportunities to sell it but it being my first centerfire I can’t part with it.

It is still the most accurate revolver I own.

At 25 yards (with 12 year old eyes) off sandbags it would easily group six rounds of my target loads into a group that you could cover with a paper 22 LR box.
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Old January 25, 2022, 08:00 PM   #7
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He might have sold it for a lot more than he thought he should charge you. I treasure mine, also have the M-12, both superb shooters.
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Old January 25, 2022, 08:01 PM   #8
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Congratulations I have the same Monson gun.

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Old January 26, 2022, 08:38 AM   #9
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Likewise, a DW Monson fan. It has never embarrassed me even over on the short rifle lanes and has danced many a 2liter across the berm.
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Old January 27, 2022, 03:46 AM   #10
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I've owned at least one 15-2/715 since 1977. A 15-2 was my second gun ever. The worst problem I had with them is a couple of broken springs. The rest of the issues were caused by previous owners doing dumb things to them like clipping mainsprings to lessen trigger pull, or loctiting the barrel nut.
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Old January 29, 2022, 09:32 PM   #11
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Here’s recent photo of my kit after I reshaped/refinished the wood grip to better fit my hand.
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