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Old May 21, 2017, 08:50 PM   #1
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Dan Wesson 357 Model 11 find

I found a really neat Dan Wesson Model 11 at a gun show today - it was just too nice to pass up so I bought it. The thing is, I don't know much about the early Dan Wesson revolvers. This one seems to be a very early one - exposed barrel nut, 4" and the barrel shroud isn't like the ones you typically see with the later interchangeable barrels.

The Serial number is only 1288. It's all original, glossy blue in 99% condition. Oh, and it came with the original box, tools and papers. The finish is really nice. I've tried to do a little searching and I can't find much out about these early 357's. Any information would be appreciated.
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Old May 24, 2017, 11:42 PM   #2
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Very cool! I have a Pistol Pak setup that must be just slightly newer. Same barrel shroud but does not have the exposed barrel nut. Very cool guns and under appreciated. Can get a good deal on them sometimes. Mine came with several grips, one of which looks really similar to the grip on your gun.
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Old May 25, 2017, 09:20 AM   #3
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Thanks Makarov. I've always liked the Dan Wesson revolvers. I've even bid on a couple of the pistol packs, but never won the auction. Forgot about them for some time and then saw this one just begging for a new home. I am a sucker for low serial number, first run guns, especially if they are in really nice condition. I probably paid a bit more than I should have for this, but it's worth it to me. Fits nicely in my small revolver collection.
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Old May 25, 2017, 11:55 AM   #4
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I probably paid a bit more than I should have for this, but it's worth it to me.
You paid exactly what it was worth to YOU - and that's all that counts. Nice gun!
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Old May 25, 2017, 11:59 AM   #5
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You might like this one then - at a Cabela's in Oregon:
http://www.gunsinternational.com/gun...n_id=100861966



or this one:

http://www.gunsinternational.com/gun...n_id=100857935
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Old May 25, 2017, 12:23 PM   #6
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Sweet a porkchop eh?

http://www.ewkarms.com/zen8/index.ph...roducts_id=223

https://www.glocktalk.com/threads/da...-mean.1323979/
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Old May 25, 2017, 12:55 PM   #7
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Fitasc, those are beautify sets - I've always wanted one of those too, but they've gotten a little bit pricey for me.
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Old May 25, 2017, 01:17 PM   #8
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An excellent find. Has what we DW fans call the "pork chop" shroud. And getting the barrel wrench for the original outside barrel nut....guard that carefully, they are EXTREMELY rare.
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