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Dan Wesson Model 15 6" .357 Magnum Revolver

DAN WESSON MODEL 15 6" .357 MAGNUM REVOLVER

I bought this Monson, Ma. manufactured Dan Wesson Model 15 357 Magnum used from a friend. When I bought it, it had a 4" barrel and was in pretty good condition for its vintage. Barrel was in excellent shape and bluing was holding up pretty well also with some obvious wear on the cylinder. There is a very tiny amount of cylinder end play but nothing to be concerned about and locks up very tight.

The great advantage with a Dan Wesson is the fact that the barrel and shroud can be replaced easily. Therefore you can have many guns in one. Maybe a 2" barrel and shroud for concealed carry or there was even a 12" barrel and shroud for silhouette shooting. To this end I purchased a 6" barrel and vent rib shroud from Dan Wesson Firearms and in less than two minutes my 4" was a 6" and instantly I had a very accurate 357 for hunting. And when I say accurate I mean it, ask any DW owner. Most owners would not part with their DWs for the world.

When I purchased the barrel and shroud I also purchased a barrel changing kit. This kit is bought by caliber. Obviously mine is a 357 kit and consists of:

1 x Barrel Nut wrench,
1 x .006" steel feeler gauge (for spacing the cylinder/barrel)
1 x allen wrench (for replacing front sight blade)
1 x allen wrench (for adjusting rear sight)

An excellent reference on how to change a barrel on a DW revolver can be found here.



Mitch shooting my Model 15 using 15.8 grs Win296 powder - Hornady 158gr FP/XTP bullets - Win WSPM primers


The wife meets Dan Wesson Model 15. At the range and making it look all too easy with 357 hunting loads.








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