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Where to find DW Valor?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by TrueGunNut, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. TrueGunNut

    TrueGunNut

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    I'm looking to get one (I think I like the pre- 2010 model based on the sights. I don't like the new straight eight sights) and I checked bud's guns and they are out of stock. Any other reccommendations online?

    Guess I will have to check out the local stores.
    Thanks.
     

  2. maxniman

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    check out this thread on the Dan Wesson forum, several Valors listed

    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=254966&page=2
     
  3. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

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    Lot of people dumping them after they found out all the internal parts are cast. :dunno:
     
  4. aglocker1911

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    Way to keep the WRONG info flowing on the errornet. The internals of Valors are not, and never have been cast parts. The hammer is a cast part, all other internals are tool steel. Fact.
     
  5. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

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  6. Whiskey Six

    Whiskey Six Marine 0369 Platinum Member

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    :rofl::faint::upeyes:

    I put 10-8s on mine.:tongueout:
     
  7. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Don't forget, the barrel is MIM too.
     
  8. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    Somewhere in the air.
    __:rofl:__
     
  9. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    Somewhere in the air.
    I also prefer the 2009 sights to the 2010 Heinie's. I wonder if you can get the Champions as an option?
     
  10. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Dan Wesson may accomodate your request based on the following:

    On September 25, 2008 I contacted CZ-USA and ordered a Dan Wesson Valor in the following configuration:



    Valor

    Ed Brown bobtail MSH with 25 LPI checkering

    Dawson fiber optic front sight

    Bo Mar target rear sight

    Ed Brown wide ambi safety

    Greider slide stop

    DW bobtail logo grips

    Solid trigger




    Nine months later...

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    Perhaps you could contact Dan Wesson about the Champions as an option, and hear what they have to say.
     
  11. watarski

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    I know where there is one locally that they've had for a long time. I know they are willing to deal on it. Let me know if you want me to get some more info.
     
  12. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    Somewhere in the air.
  13. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    Somewhere in the air.
    Beautiful gun!
     
  14. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Thanks Rinny. Didja get my PM re your 239?
     
  15. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

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    Somewhere in the air.
    FYI: On my 2009 Valor the ejector is cast and the hammer is cast tool steel. The extractor is barstock, and the disconnect and sear are machine cut tool steel. It appears that EGW components were used here. It all looks like good stuff to me with a lot of evidence of hand fitting.
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2010
  16. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

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    The other day there was a slightly used Valor on AR-15 for $1300 shipped.