Make: Dan Wesson Arms
Serial Number: SD016766
Year of Manufacture: 2002-2004
Caliber: .38 Special / .357 Magnum
Action Type: Single and Double Action Revolver with 6 Shot Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked “.357 Magnum”. The right side of the frame is marked “Dan Wesson Arms / Monson, Mass. U.S.A. / SD016766”.
Barrel Length: The heavy underlug ribbed barrel is 2.5”.
Sights / Optics: The revolver is mounted with a rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation and a red ramped replaceable front sight. The top of the frame and barrel are matted to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is one piece checkered black rubber with bronze “Pachmayr” medallions on both sides. The grips have 3 finger grooves on the front. There were no deformities noted. The checkering is sharp. The grips rates in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is shiny and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 90% of its metal finish. The remainder shows light handling marks on the barrel, cylinder and the sides of the frame. In addition, there are heavier marks on the left front of the barrel and left side of the frame just behind the cylinder. The right side of the frame behind the cylinder shows isolated surface marks. The cylinder has a drag line, and there is a slight mar in the matting on top of the frame. The elevation screw head shows slight distress. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The double action trigger is very smooth, and in single action it is light and crisp. The cylinder lockup ranges from Very Tight to Rock Solid. The action functions properly. We have not fired this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with a 6” vented rib stainless steel barrel, a .006” cylinder gap gauge and an Dan Wesson hex wrench barrel tool. The barrel has a red ramp front sight and a matte finish on the top surface. It is marked “Dan Wesson Arms / 357 Magnum Ctg” on the right side. The barrel shows handling marks on both sides and the top. The bore is bright, with sharp rifling. There is no erosion. The barrel is in Very Good overall condition. The barrel wrench tool is in Excellent condition. The cylinder gap gauge shows wear from use and is in Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: Wow! The action on this revolver is at least as good as most S&W’s, and is close to that of a Colt Python. This revolver isn’t too big for a carry gun, and also makes a great revolver for home protection. If you want to do any long range target work, all you have to do is switch to the 6” barrel, and the target sights and light trigger should so most of the work.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This revolver is NOT on the California “roster of handguns certified for sale” and can only be sold to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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