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I thought you guys might like to see this: Dan Wesson 15-2 complete pistol pac photos

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Carbohydrates, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Carbohydrates

    Carbohydrates WA Member

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    Picked this up at the Puyallup WAC show yesterday. It's a complete 15-2 set, plus an extra 6" full lug barrel shroud, Hogue grip, and some other minor extras.

    For those unaware, these old Dan Wesson revolvers are based on a modular system: the barrels, grips, and (on target models only) front sight posts are interchangeable and designed to be quickly swapped and replaced. Switching a barrel, grip, or sight post for another takes just over a minute if you're quick. My 15-2 is a .357 magnum with all the usual goodies, though it's possible to find barrels sized 10", 12", and 15", which I do not have. Those tend to cost quite a lot - I saw a 12" barrel assembly sell for more than I paid for this entire set.

    I'll let the photos speak for themselves now!

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    Various possible configurations:

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  2. marty8587

    marty8587 NE Portland Active Member

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    very cool!
     
  3. ed32hall

    ed32hall Northwest WA State Member

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    That case is full of WIN. Congrats on some very fine hardware. Ed
     
  4. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    i'm NOT a wheel gun guy, but that is pretty awesome. whats the fastener(s)?
     
  5. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    That's a very nice half lug set. I hear about those spendy 10 & 15" barrels. I've got two of the 15-2 pac's but I didn't get the original cases.
     
  6. Oro

    Oro Western WA Active Member

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    Those are so much fun. Coincidentally, I bought one at the Monroe show years ago. I sold it not long ago. I had more accessories than this sloppy snap shot shows, but did not have that belt buckle, just the sew-on patch. These are indeed fun.

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  7. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    VERY NICE! You now have one of the most accurate production revolvers ever made. I am still kicking myself for selling mine many moons ago.
     
  8. XSNE1

    XSNE1 GF Montana New Member

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    Very nice pac, Carbo. I also recently bought a .357 15-2 pistol pac here in Montana. Yours is in great condition as is mine. I love those grips on yours. I do not have the belt buckle but I'm searching for one. Good find on your part. Thanks for the pics.

    BTW to bkb: What you refer to as "fasteners" are actually spacers used when you change barrels. They provide the correct gap between cylinder & barrel to assure accuracy, for which the model 15-2 is known.
     
  9. Carbohydrates

    Carbohydrates WA Member

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    Thanks for the kind words, everybody.

    As XSNE1 mentioned, they're headspacing gauges measuring .006", used when swapping barrels. You place the gauge between the barrel and cylinder and then tighten the barrel such that the headspace gauge is snug, but can still be slid right out.

    Beautiful! Your target grip is just gorgeous and I would love a full lug 8" barrel shroud.

    Bonus photo, loaded up with JHPs:
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  10. Oro

    Oro Western WA Active Member

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    Yes, the full lug always looks sexier. I see you have a 6" one. The 4" makes a really nice, versatile all-around gun.
     
  11. gunjunky

    gunjunky Arlington, WA Active Member

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    I once had this same set, have been soory many times I sold it. Congrats on a fine revolver(s).
     
  12. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I had one too, they are great smooth firing revolvers.
     
  13. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    VERY nice looking set! Care to share how many green rectangles you had to part with to get it?
     
  14. Carbohydrates

    Carbohydrates WA Member

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    Well that's the main reason I bought it. It was under $500.
     
  15. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    :wow: Dang... for THAT price I'd have been very tempted as well. :thumbup:
     
  16. iGun

    iGun Pacific NW Active Member

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    Nice. I had one of these many years ago, and have regretted selling it.