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THE DAN WESSON HALL OF FAME IS HERE! I HAVE A REAL DWAS PROBLEM!
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May 26, 2023 - 2:24 am
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dwasNew updated wall of fame pictures. Added the "We The People" Commemorative & the Palmer fixed blue & the rest on the name plates!

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May 26, 2023 - 11:35 pm
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You got a 20 year head start on me! Try putting together a good collection now! I think I have spent $25,000 in the last 5 months! Going to take out a second on the house next!

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Actually, I saw my first Dan Wesson Pistol Pack in early 2013. Bought my first firearm after Barack Obama was reelected. I learned several things right off the bat. One, there is no end to firearms, especially 1911s and Smith and Wessons. Two, they are the most important technology in the world for the last 500 years. Empires have risen and fallen on firearms technology. Three, there are more firearms experts than any other human endeavor. Just like anyone who has ridden on the Napa Valley Wine Train tour is a wine expert, anyone who owns a gun is an expert. Four, a gun as it left the factory is it's most valuable. Five, it really is rocket science. One can only know a small part of firearms science. Six, Revolvers rock and Dan Wessons are the bomb.

  I inhereted my hoarding gene from my Mom and have a big disposable income. My DWAS may be incurable. 

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These are good stories.    We need a new column/thread: "What/When was your first?   How many?   What are your favorites?"

I will never answer how many.   But my first was a 15-2 Pistol Pac bought new in 1984.

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This got me trying to remember what year I bought mine .357 with a 6" barrel, must have been about '78 '79. The guy I was working for had a few and he had just bought a pistol pack and I fell in love with them then. Wasn't until mid '90s when I found 2 pistol packs at a crossroads of the west gun show and had to have them both. Then everything was quiet till 2016 when I saw 2nd amendment but didn't have the money at the moment, a week later a had the money and it was gone.   

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For me, the crash of '08 had much to do with my dwas...I decided to round up three areas of my liquid diversity, cashed out, and instead aimed those funds toward DW's. Glad I did! Those other three ended up closing with big losses months later. I bet I couldn't pull that off again if I tried, the timing just worked out great. 

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I went shooting with a friend of mine that is big into S&W collecting and he brought along about 10 handguns for us all to play with, about half-and-half autos and revolvers.

He's also a recoil junkie and ruined me with .44's for life with his 1-7/8" snubby called "Bertha" and 300gr. Buffalo Bore +P's. But I digress, that's a story for another day.

One of the wheel guns was a Palmer 3" fixed barrel 15-2 with a gorgeous blueing so deep I thought it was a black finish. It shot beautifully.. so much so, that I pestered him to buy it until he relented.

It is now my avatar.  cool

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Stinger said
I went shooting with a friend of mine that is big into S&W collecting and he brought along about 10 handguns for us all to play with, about half-and-half autos and revolvers.

He's also a recoil junkie and ruined me with .44's for life with his 1-7/8" snubby called "Bertha" and 300gr. Buffalo Bore +P's. But I digress, that's a story for another day.

One of the wheel guns was a Palmer 3" fixed barrel 15-2 with a gorgeous blueing so deep I thought it was a black finish. It shot beautifully.. so much so, that I pestered him to buy it until he relented.

It is now my avatar.  cool

  

Now that is a story that brings a tear to the eye. cry A dwf HAPPY tear of course!! occasion big-grin 

I truly love my pair of 3" FB Palmer guns. 

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June 13, 2023 - 8:17 am
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What Scout said about never admitting how many. 👍. I could have to deal with Red Flag laws as a danger to myself🤣. I rationalize it by claiming I am investing but the wife ain't buying it. However she is responsible for my firearm addiction.

 In light of the appreciation of virtually all my firearms in the last several years it certainly does seem like investing. And you can't just withdraw funds or make a sell order on a whim or request from family. 🙄

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I'm up to 6 Palmers now. Just got the blue fixed barrel and you guys are so right! Palmer blue rules! All 3 of my Supermags are Palmers (2 are blue) I'm not buying anymore Monson large frame anymore unless there SS or something special like a commemorative. I have the 45 Colt Monson and worried about it going plum. Man my fixed Palmer is so nice and it hammered for $674 on GB 2 weeks ago. I also tried a new product for blue guns this week and I believe it's the best think I have used to shine up a blue gun! It's called Renaissance Micro-Crystalline Wax Polish & for the Stainless Steel guns Mothers!IMG_1653.JPGImage Enlarger

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If your 45 Colt has not gone Barney by now it probably won't. In my experience they either Barney early or don't at all. I have never had on go Barney on me. But all blue Dans have an ever so slight difference in color between the frame and other parts. The shrouds and sideplates don't Barney. The cylinders can occasionally show a washed out plum but I suspect it is from a solvent. LG frame guns often have the trigger group Barney but can have frame and trigger group but they are usually different hues. 

  One disadvantage of the Dan Wesson design is there is no cylinder release on the left to protect the sideplate from sideplate scratches and gouges from the star as it is extended. Almost all used Dans get them in the first few times the gun is shot or even just handled. Because of the difference in hue between the frame and sideplate the sideplate can be reblued and no one the wiser unless the gouges are deep on the back of the recoil shield or the scratches are too deep to polish out. One day🙄 I plan to send many of them to Fords(actually to take them, Fords is only a little more than an hours drive from me) to be reblued but I will inscribe the serial number on the inside so they don't get mixed up. Each one is fitted to the particular frame. Of all my Dans I only have one that has the serial number roll marked on the inside of the sideplate. Should have been done for all of them. 

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Ole Dog, does the roll mark on the inside of the side plate look like a factory thing? I don't think I have seen that before.

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It looks like a factory thing to me. The numbers are smaller than the numbers on the frame. I don't know how I will do it. Maybe an engraving tool. If I ever see it again I will take a picture. I only have about 7 or 8 22s so may be able to find it one day soon. I am starting my gun room addition soon and when I get it organized I can look for it. 

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Oooh, "gun room addition", very intriguing...is that a new wing onto the 'ol homestead? cool

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Yes, I already added 1500 Sq ft plus 600 Sq ft of porch to the original 740sq ft  house that had been built in the late 1920s and moved to the property in 1991. I bought it 1994. No heat or air. Asbestos tile roof. Made out of heart of pine. You can't drive a nail into the old part of the house. All holes have to be drilled and after a few holes the drill bit breaks. I had the roof trusses of the addition design with room for a 900 Sq ft apartment upstairs. Outside entrance and stairwell with a door to the down stairs laundry room. It was just attic until recently. It is for guests and live in help some day. (when we are old). Well, all space gets filled and my wife wants the safes and stuff out of the bedroom. A bedroom window will become a door to a 360 Sq ft addition for a walk in closet and gun room. I hope 280 Sq ft is enough for the gun room. 🙄. We also replaced a 4x6 porch off the kitchen with a 16 x11 outdoor kitchen and party space. Next I want to build a tower with a MA Duece 50 BMG to control the road. Removable though so I can mount it on a truck bed. Just kidding, of course. 😉

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Ole Dog said
I hope 280 Sq ft is enough for the gun room. 🙄. 

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