DAN WESSON Model 15-2

PRICE: R 5,000.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1658

FEATURES:

MAKE Dan Wesson
MODEL 15-2
CALIBER .357 Magnum
ACTION Double action / Single action
CAPACITY 6
CONDITION Good to Very Good used condition

Item Description

FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:

Dan Wesson Firearms is an American handgun manufacturer, known particularly for their expertise in revolvers, as well as high-end 1911 pistols.
It was started by Daniel B. Wesson II who worked at Smith & Wesson from 1938 until 1963, and strictly controlled production quality.
In 1968 he set out to open his own manufacturing operation in order to produce high quality, American made revolvers for service as well as competition use, and Dan Wesson Arms Inc. was founded.
In 2005 the company was acquired by CZ-USA.

The double-action revolver design introduced by Dan Wesson was invented by Karl R. Lewis, who was responsible for a number of new firearm designs while working for various other manufacturers, including the Colt Trooper revolver.
A key feature of most Dan Wesson revolvers is that they incorporated an easy interchangeable barrel system, and most revolvers were supplied with multiple barrels and shrouds of different lengths.
Another difference in their design was the placement of the cylinder release latch which was mounted on the cylinder crane, and was intended to increase the strength of the revolver by placing the locking mechanism at the point where the cylinder crane fits into the frame.
They were also an early user of coil mainsprings instead of flat mainsprings that were common at the time.

In 1971, Dan Wesson introduced the Models 14 (fixed sights) and 15 (adjustable sights) in .357 Magnum caliber, which both came with interchangeable barrels.
During 1975–1976, further refinements to the Models 14 and 15 were incorporated into production as the Models 14-2 and 15-2.

The Model 15-2 could be ordered as “Pistol Pacs” with 3 (initially) and later 4 (or more) barrel/shroud sets shipped inside a fiberglass briefcase with barrel changing tool and clearance gauges; however, most revolvers were sold with only one barrel, with the buyers able to purchase other barrels later.
All barrels and shrouds within a model series are compatible, thus a Model 15-2 frame from the 1970s may be equipped with a barrel from the 1990s and shroud made in 2016.
The Model 15-2 became the most well known and the best selling Dan Wesson revolver model to go into production.

FIREARM CONDITION:

This gun is in good to very good, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The original blued finish is still very good, with the odd, very small, light scratch in places on the barrel and frame, but which are virtually insignificant.
There is some extremely light wear to the front edges of the cylinder and trigger guard, as well as a light drag mark on the cylinder.
The cylinder lockup is still very good.
It is fitted with Pachmayr aftermarket rubber grips which are in excellent condition, but also includes its original wooden grips.
It comes in its original, fiberglass briefcase and includes spare front blades and the barrel tool.
It also includes a 6″ and an 8″ barrel shroud, but not the corresponding barrels.

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

This firearm is suitable for home self defense, but is perhaps a little large (heavy) for every day carry, unless for a large-framed person.

This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:

  • IDPA – Revolver division
  • SADPA MPDS – Revovler (REV) division
  • ICORE – Classic division
  • PIN SHOOTING – Stock gun & Stock revolver
  • STEEL CHALLENGE
  • METALLIC SILHOUETTE

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