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March 3, 2020 - 7:48 pm
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Decided to try my 6 in. 15-2 barrel on my 15-1 DW while I’m trying to analyze some problems with the original 5 3/4 in. barrel. The first barrel nut seats in the recessed shroud as intended, and the second merely protects the extra 1/4 in. of exposed threads beyond the shroud. Kind of a cool retro look.IMG_1160.jpgImage Enlarger

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Yes, it occurs to me that this is indeed a FrankenDan revolver. Frame from 1974, barrel from 1975, and grip from around 1980 or so. Maybe it’s just me, but I think it looks really cool. Shoots great!! No worse than mounting a 15-2 or later barrel assembly on a pork chop frame with an adaptor.

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looks good , and what really matters is that you said it shoots ” great ” .

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3ric said
Decided to try my 6 in. 15-2 barrel on my 15-1 DW while I’m trying to analyze some problems with the original 5 3/4 in. barrel. The first barrel nut seats in the recessed shroud as intended, and the second merely protects the extra 1/4 in. of exposed threads beyond the shroud. Kind of a cool retro look.IMG_1160.jpgImage Enlarger

  

It looks like the barrel is not screwed all the way in. 

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It does kinda create that illusion I guess. I just feel that the extra barrel nut looks better than the leftover 1/4″ of exposed threads sticking out. Gap is set at .004, and shows no evidence of movement after a hundred rounds or so.

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It does kinda create that illusion I guess. I just feel that the extra barrel nut looks better than the leftover 1/4″ of exposed threads sticking out. Gap is set at .004, and shows no evidence of movement after a hundred rounds or so.  

I know what. You need a A-2 Bird cage on it. I don’t know if EWK still sells those. I have one on my 15″ barrel. Most gun guys can’t believe it. This is an 8″ barrel in this pic.Nikondwfmaster9ABZ.jpgImage Enlarger

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Gotta admit the A-2 Bird cage gives it an interesting look alright. Not sure it’s my style, but thanks for making me aware of it.

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That looks like my model 15, this came to me wearing a W12 BA. At first I thought it was supposed to be that way. But research shortly after told me that the 15’s came with the flush mounted nuts. 

The nut is fluted on the end & is removed with the same size wrench as the W12’s.

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Yet when I removed it, it has notches in it like a normal 15-2 style nut! I have yet to see another nut like this one, and at this point, I’m not sure if it’s a DW part or one someone made.

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Gary J said

I know what. You need a A-2 Bird cage on it. I don’t know if EWK still sells those. I have one on my 15″ barrel. Most gun guys can’t believe it. This is an 8″ barrel in this pic. 

That’s a great looking shot! Mine is pathetic in comparison. screwy

This one too. lol2

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Great looking Model 15 in post 9! Very interesting barrel nut. It looks like it can be used on either a pork chop or a standard shroud.

Also, that bird cage thing is growing on me. Do you have a photo of it off the gun? Do you simply hand tighten it, or is there a special tool?

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I’ve finally been able to make the necessary repairs to the original 5 3/4″ barrel on this 15-1, and have reinstalled it. Did some de-burring to the forcing cone entrance and Flex-Honed up to the rifling. Hopefully I’ll have no more leading/flaking issues. Looks much better without that extra barrel nut. This is how it looked when I bought it.IMG_1138.jpgImage Enlarger

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3ric said rnGreat looking Model 15 in post 9! Very interesting barrel nut. It looks like it can be used on either a pork chop or a standard shroud.rnrnAlso, that bird cage thing is growing on me. Do you have a photo of it off the gun? Do you simply hand tighten it, or is there a special tool?rn  rn 

 

     Hey Eric I just saw this post on the bird cage. You can tighten it by hand. It fits a .357 mag. barrel and ctg.. Its threaded for a .500 th barrel dia. The inside dia. Is .400 th. It could be bored out. I would make sure you can slide a ctg. through any flash hider or muzzle brake before I shot it.  Here are a couple of pics.rn

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Thanks for the photos, Gary! Very interesting look it creates on the gun, but I’m still not sure it’s me.

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3ric said
Thanks for the photos, Gary! Very interesting look it creates on the gun, but I’m still not sure it’s me.

  

You can always put a smiley face on it. Or engrave a phrase on it like, “Smile when you see the flash.”

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That is a really long barrel, 

 

The 5 3/4 looks great

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