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Dan Wesson 22

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by CajunBass, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Sold a couple of pistols I didn't really want in the last couple of weeks and turned them into this one.

    I've owned a couple of Dan Wesson 22's in the past but sold them off to get something else. This one looks pretty much like new, and having a 4" barrel, appeals to me more than the 6" ones I'd had before (I have a thing for 4" guns). Made in the Monson plant, in the late 70's as best I can determine from the S/N (13327) and information on the DW forum.



    The ones I've had shot like gangbusters. I expect this one to do the same.

    About the only problem with them is they are BIG and HEAVY for a 22. They're more the size of an "L" frame than a "K".
  2. countrygun


    Mar 9, 2012
    I have a 6" stainless. Why I have it I'm not sure. It makes my K-22 look "Petite". Everytime I wonder if I want to keep it, I wander out and shoot some tiny groups, and then think i have a reason for a .22 that weighs as much as a 4"629

  3. Bruce M

    Bruce M

    Jan 3, 2010
    S FL
    Very nice. I like that alot. Big and heavy would probably be more of an issue if you carried it but I would guess that would be great fun at the range.
  4. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

    Dec 27, 2011
    Get some Aguila Super Colibri and have some indoor or backyard fun.
  5. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Wow, very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
  6. i dont have the .22 i have the .357 but essentially they are the same but the caliber from whAt ive read. I love my 15-2 great accurate gun!
  7. Wishoot


    Aug 13, 2010
    Man I want one of these. Absolutely beautiful revolvers. Should of bought one before their price started going up. Haven't seen one on Gunbroker below $350 for quite some time.
  8. Nice!

    I have a 44 with an 8" and 4". Assume the 22 barrels are interchangable length too?
  9. They are, but oddly enough the Dan Wesson's most famous feature is one that doesn't interest me in the least. If I was to want/need a different barrel length, I'd just buy another gun. I have read that the 22's have a different thread to prevent someone from screwing a 22 barrel onto a .357 frame. That would be bad. I don't know that it's true, but it would make sense. I'll leave it to others to confirm that.

    I wouldn't mind having a four barrel "pistol pak" but I would probably never use the extra barrels.
  10. Yeah, I mostly feel the same way. But a barrel is only a couple hundred, and I don't have to mess with legal forms, so it is super easy. 8" for hunting, 4" for hiking.

    The Thompson Contenders have been very successful and popular with different barrels. I only have one barrel with mine, but I might get another caliber barrel someday. I'll have to add it to my NYS permit because of the caliber change, though. Not a deal breaker, just that it has to be done, unlike with changing length.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2012
  11. TexasVine


    Feb 9, 2010
    Central Texas
    Dan Wesons are great firearms. You will have a lot of fun with the 22.
  12. carbuncle

    carbuncle is not cool.

    May 27, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    I've got a Monson 6" .22, love it. Congrats on a great gun!
  13. pennlineman


    Feb 16, 2009
    Another very nice revolver buddy! The Dan Wesson's keep getting my attention. I've always wanted to try one. Just a mattter of time I guess.