Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

need advice and possible priceing on dan wesson 44

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by mommabronco79, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. mommabronco79

    mommabronco79 McMinnville Member

    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    4
    First...note to self...NEVER loan a gun to a "friend". I have a Dan wesson 44 with 3 barrels, 5,7 and 9. It now has a bent ejector rod for the cylinder. I was told the only way to fix this is to send it to factory? Correct? Also if I was to sell it as is, anybody have a suggestion as to a price? Does not have barrel wrench or original case. Input is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Normanator

    Normanator Shelton, WA (Olympia area) Member

    Messages:
    45
    Likes Received:
    0
    A good smith can order and swap out the parts. I had my fathers model 15 re-blued and the smith tore it all down, so really its just a matter of finding the parts.
     
  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,379
    Likes Received:
    7,593
    Get hold of CZ USA,they are the source for DW now. The girl that handles DW worked for them before CZ,so she knows her stuff. I know this from a friend's active chatter with her. He bought about 10 last year.

    I don't think there should be any problem finding the part or getting it fixed and not fixing it will detract a bunch from the gun.
    Kinda like the guy who drops the price on a car in half cause he doesn't want to buy a battery.
     
  4. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

    Messages:
    1,108
    Likes Received:
    513
    Pictures? Is it a monson, mass gun? Full under lug? Blued or stainless? All of these plus condition are big factors that determine price.
     
  5. mommabronco79

    mommabronco79 McMinnville Member

    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    4
    Blues yes. Monson yes. Will try to post pics when I get home late tonight. And thanks to all for the info!
     
  6. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,421
    Likes Received:
    615
    yws and a value of 99 cents. I will give you a dollar for it.
     
  7. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

    Messages:
    6,450
    Likes Received:
    7,647
    I looked up DW's on the Numrich Gun Parts web site and the schematic shows the part in question to be sold out, but it appears to be a solid rod, not hollow like S&W, Ruger and Colts.
    You could unscrew the rod and then try to straighten it out using a brass hammer and a piece of leather to cushion the blow.
    S&W, Ruger and Colt are generally left hand threads.
    I have a set of plastic jaw covers for my vice.
    Use some leather or brass sheet stock if you don't have any other protective jaw covers.
    I clamp the ejector rod in the protected vice, then rotate the cylinder by hand.
    You might be able to do this without removing the cylinder from the frame, just by carefully tweaking it in the vice jaws until straight.
     
  8. mommabronco79

    mommabronco79 McMinnville Member

    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    4
    IMAG2646-1.jpg IMAG2644-1.jpg I'm off work next week. So I'm going to take it to be repaired. I could probably do it my self as described but I would rather let a pro do it.

    IMAG2644-1.jpg

    IMAG2646-1.jpg
     
    mjbskwim and (deleted member) like this.
  9. pdxPope

    pdxPope East Multnomah Co. (the DMZ) Member

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    17
    Oooh, that's nice!

    Wesson's are tricky to price. Up until a couple of years ago they were the best kept secret in the biz. Couldn't hardly give one away. But since CZ bought the name, they are having sort of a revival. The early ones (IMHO) are by far the best. Super acurate, great triggers. A real pleasure to shoot. (I like my Monsoon Porkchop .357 better than friends' GP100 and 686.)

    .44 is slightly more rare than .357; I'd estimate around $600 for the pistol and about $250 for each of the additional barrels. But that's as much a wild *** guess as anything..

    -JP