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Dan Wesson 22

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

  1. CajunBass

    CajunBass Silver Member

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Get some Aguila Super Colibri and have some indoor or backyard fun.
     
  5. bac1023

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    Wow, very nice

    Congrats! :cool:
     
  6. CBennett

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    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

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    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. ithaca_deerslayer

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    Nice!

    I have a 44 with an 8" and 4". Assume the 22 barrels are interchangable length too?
     
  9. CajunBass

    CajunBass Silver Member

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    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. ithaca_deerslayer

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    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.
     
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  11. TexasVine

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    Dan Wesons are great firearms. You will have a lot of fun with the 22.
     
  12. carbuncle

    carbuncle is not cool.

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

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    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.

    Congrats!