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I read today (on another forum) that the DW 715 has been discontinued. Apparently the MSRP had climbed to the point it surpassed even the 2020 Python. Sorry to see it go off the market again. Someone on this forum recently posted that production was only around 100 per year. If true, there must of been only around 600 made since 2014. Anyone have more information?

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CZ's heart was never in the wheel gun game.  Add to that the fact they have priced themselves out of the market and it's not too surprising.  

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I suspect that prices of pre CZ guns will soar now. DWs are thinking man's guns. Not many thinking men any more. 

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Speaking of DW 715.....

 

I'm wondering and curious, with all the DW's that Dean's owns, why he didn't want a 715 DW before? confused

Does anyone remember why or why he didn't want a 715 before?  Dean had buying DW's, since at least 86.

 

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That may be a question gone unanswered.  I imagine that it had to do with power and the ability to knock down those Rams?  Do you have any other makes of .357"?  

Technically, the glass is always full; half liquid, half air....

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That may be a question gone unanswered.  I imagine that it had to do with power and the ability to knock down those Rams?  Do you have any other makes of .357"?  

  

  1. 12/86  740-V8S  357 SuperMag  
  2. 4/90  741-V10  41 Mag 
  3. 12/90 741-VH6  41 Mag 
  4. 2/95 7414-V8S 414 SuperMag Palmer gun #ETGSM00049
  5. 6/05 375-V8S  375 SuperMag 
  6. 8/05 744-VH10 44 Mag 
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  8. 8/05 741-V10S SRS-1 First Issue
  9. 11/05 40-VH6 357 SuperMag
  10. 9/09 15-2 VH8 357 Mag  IHMSA 1 0f 100  This is #41
  11. 5/10 41 Hunter 41 Mag
  12. 5/12 Pointman Seven 10mm Auto Pistol Match grade barrel

Dean has extra barrels for some of these guns.  Also has scopes and other things written down on the list.

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I first posted but your Captcha [or however it's spelled] wouldn't save and post, so I tried again and left a lot out.  The first time I included a lot of info that Dean had written down, but it got messed up completely.

 

I spent a lot of time going to his list and back and I wasn't able to copy and post, so it made it even more time consuming.

 

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I've a couple of questions....

 

I looked at Jody's list "What Model do I have?"

 

Dean has a Pointman Seven and Jody lists a Pointman Nine.  I don't understand.

 

Dean also has a 7445.  Jody lists it as being a (445 Supermag), so what is it?  A 44 or a 45?  I don't understand this one either.

 

I wish I could ask Dean these questions, but he sadly, passed away a month ago on Dec. 7.

 

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Marilyn, The Captcha system fails a lot for me too....The Pointman 7 and 9 are essentially the same but different calibers- the Nine is a 9mm.  The 7445 is a stainless 445 Supermag- 7 is the prefix, if you will, for all DW stainless models.  The 445 SM is a stretched out 44 mag to get more performance from a 44 caliber bullet.

Technically, the glass is always full; half liquid, half air....

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Thank you Ron for explaining the 445.

 

Speaking of 44's... [not a Dan Wesson gun]

 

One day, Dean says to me [and surprised me], I got you a gun.  We were out plinking  range-timeand he handed the handgun to me.  I asked what it was and he says a 44.  I started shooting and didn't like it.  In my hands, it was too heavy, too "chunky" [of a grip], too powerful and I didn't like it at all and didn't want to shoot it anymore. 

 

I turned to Dean and said, why did you get me this gun?! mad He says, because I didn't have a 44 before. screwy

 

So, I guess it wasn't really a gift for [and to] me.

 

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SCORPIO said
CZ's heart was never in the wheel gun game.  Add to that the fact they have priced themselves out of the market and it's not too surprising.  

  

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3ric said
I read today (on another forum) that the DW 715 has been discontinued. Apparently the MSRP had climbed to the point it surpassed even the 2020 Python. Sorry to see it go off the market again. Someone on this forum recently posted that production was only around 100 per year. If true, there must of been only around 600 made since 2014. Anyone have more information?

  

My new DW/CZ 715 which is replacing the Monson 715 that split (thanks to DW’s crappy barrel) should ship next week. Looks like I’ll be one of the last people to get a new 715. Sad. 

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Bob at DW did tell me they will still make/sell barrel assemblies for the time being. 

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I guess my replacement revolver won’t be the last one made as bob says they’re still building them “for now”. That must mean they’re assembling the last remaining frames??

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I emailed Bob Collins, head revolver smith.  He confirmed that no new revolvers will be produced

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IHMSA80x80 said

rwsem said

That may be a question gone unanswered.  I imagine that it had to do with power and the ability to knock down those Rams?  Do you have any other makes of .357"?  

  

    1. 12/86  740-V8S  357 SuperMag  
    1. 4/90  741-V10  41 Mag 
    1. 12/90 741-VH6  41 Mag 
    1. 2/95 7414-V8S 414 SuperMag Palmer gun #ETGSM00049
    1. 6/05 375-V8S  375 SuperMag 
    1. 8/05 744-VH10 44 Mag 
    1. 8/05 7445-V8S  445 SuperMag
    1. 8/05 741-V10S SRS-1 First Issue
    1. 11/05 40-VH6 357 SuperMag
    1. 9/09 15-2 VH8 357 Mag  IHMSA 1 0f 100  This is #41
    1. 5/10 41 Hunter 41 Mag
    1. 5/12 Pointman Seven 10mm Auto Pistol Match grade barrel

Dean has extra barrels for some of these guns.  Also has scopes and other things written down on the list.

Marilyn

  

This list above, was from Dean's current gun log.

 

Since I don't have that list anymore, crymadbroken-computer yell is the 40-VH6 357 SuperMag I wrote [the same thing from Jody's What Model Do I have? thread] the

  • 740 (357 Maximum) ?

I don't know if I forgot to write the 7 in front of the 40-VH6 357 SuperMag or if Dean didn't list it that way.

 

I'm trying to get all the info of all of Dean's guns that are here in the house at the time of his death.

 

When I got a new computer last month, I was told by Best Buy that everything would transfer over from our old to my new one. 

 

Sadly it didn't.  I lost all of the Microsoft Works programs that Dean had.  The complete gun log of every gun that Dean bought and the current gun log.  All guns had Dean's comments and more info with each one.

 

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Looking at the pics Dean took of the 40-VH6 357 SuperMag, the finish of the gun looks to be a bright and shiny finish, unlike his "stainless' guns.

 

Is this one the only bright and shiny finish of the DW's?  Looks like a nickel finish.

 

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Dean has the 41 Hunter [41 Mag].

 

The bluing on that one is a different blue than is on the 15-2 VH8 357 Mag.

 

DW 41 Hunter pics... I'll add the 15-2 VH8 on the next post.

 

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DW 15-2 VH8 pics...

 

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I wished Dean had taken a close up photo of the gun to show where it was produced at, like he usually did on the others.  I'm going to have to get into the safe, find this one and see where [I'm trying to make notes].

 

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