Avatar
Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope


Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Greetings from the Republic of Texas
Avatar
Brojon
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 24
Member Since:
October 19, 2019
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
October 19, 2019 - 10:03 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Howdy y’all.  I had my first Dan Wesson when I lived in Utah early 80’s.

I got a deal on the set with 4, 6 and 8″ barrels in 357 magnum.  Later I added a 12″ barrel but almost never used it.  The 8″ was deadly on jackrabbits pretty much out to where I could spot ‘e.

One nasty divorce later and she wandered off with my beloved Dans.

Today at the local gun store one of the guys asked me if I was still pining for my Dan Wessons.

Lo and behold they had a Model 44 with the “Power Control” barrel compensator.  I never saw one before today.

It has old Pachmyr grips I need to replace and it’d be nice to have maintenance info on the pistol.  I cannot for the life of me remember the lube points (besides the obvious), nor the cylinder gap.

Serial number starts out 44S0034 – it’d be nice to know when it was made.  Any help y’all can give will be instantly absorbed.

Avatar
rwsem
SOWELA (Southwest Louisiana)

Supporter
Members


Moderators


Dans Club
Forum Posts: 4770
Member Since:
February 22, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
October 20, 2019 - 7:57 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Good to have you on the DWF.  Here is the Instruction Manual for Large Frames.  The factory states the gap be set at .006″ but I tend to tighten that up to .003″-.004″. 

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

Avatar
Brojon
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 24
Member Since:
October 19, 2019
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
October 20, 2019 - 9:55 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory

rwsem said
Good to have you on the DWF.  Here is the Instruction Manual for Large Frames.  The factory states the gap be set at .006″ but I tend to tighten that up to .003″-.004″.   

Thanks man!  Yeah I really need to get me a barrel wrench since it’s ported and since it was was nasty I really need to check that barrel.

I see everyone recommends EWK but they show out of stock.  I know how it can get with these orphan guns.

The other ones I’ve found are priced stupid – $75 + S&H?

I also did a search for serial number lookup and couldn’t find anything like we have on the Marlin forum I mod on.

Serial begins with 44S0034.  Where would I look to find date of Mfg?
BTW – how do you post images here?  I just get a box with no way to upload – so I need to link?

Avatar
Stinger
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 2564
Member Since:
February 16, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
October 20, 2019 - 10:26 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Brojon said
I also did a search for serial number lookup and couldn’t find anything like we have on the Marlin forum I mod on.
Serial begins with 44S0034.  Where would I look to find date of Mfg?
BTW – how do you post images here?  I just get a box with no way to upload – so I need to link?  

dwf-welcome to the dwf

Dan Wesson serial numbers are harder to come by, due to their closures and ownership turnarounds. Every time it happened, the ATF came in and seized all company records. The forum does maintain a Serial Number Registry of guns with date provenance, that we use as a general guide. According to the database, yours was probably made around 1994. Also, because your s/n starts with the 44S prefix, that means stainless, so you have a Model 744.

https://www.danwessonforum.com/wp-content/files/DanWessonSerialNumbers.pdf

Loading pictures is easier from a PC, mobile devices can be more difficult to impossible, depending on your hardware and O/S. goodluck

Avatar
Brojon
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 24
Member Since:
October 19, 2019
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
October 20, 2019 - 7:32 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

When I try to post an image I get a very plain box that says:  Source [           ] Description [                ]  Dimensions [    ] x [     ]

What the devil does “source” mean?  I can’t paste anything, it won’t take links or file paths.
Totally mystified.

Avatar
rwsem
SOWELA (Southwest Louisiana)

Supporter
Members


Moderators


Dans Club
Forum Posts: 4770
Member Since:
February 22, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
6
October 21, 2019 - 5:45 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory

Take a gander here: Add images to a Post.

The site software has changed a bit but the process is nearly the same.  Start by selecting the “Attachments” radio button at the bottom left of your reply box.

I drag and drop files into the “Select Files” area and start upload.  You can upload multiple files simultaneously.

Hope I didn’t confuse you.

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

Avatar
Brojon
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 24
Member Since:
October 19, 2019
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
7
October 21, 2019 - 8:39 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory

rwsem said
Take a gander here: Add images to a Post.

The site software has changed a bit but the process is nearly the same.  Start by selecting the “Attachments” radio button at the bottom left of your reply box.

I drag and drop files into the “Select Files” area and start upload.  You can upload multiple files simultaneously.

Hope I didn’t confuse you.  

Ah!  I was using the insert/edit pic icon in the toolbar.
I had wanted add if this was the barrel type y’all refer to as “porkchop”.  It doesn’t seem to have a flat facing like I’ve seen on some pics.

 

BigDan2.JPGImage Enlarger

Avatar
Stinger
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 2564
Member Since:
February 16, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
8
October 21, 2019 - 9:23 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Brojon said I had wanted add if this was the barrel type y’all refer to as “porkchop”.

No, the .44 caliber revolvers were never produced in the porkchop design. Your shroud is called a V6, which stands for 6″ Vented Rib. 

Avatar
Brojon
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 24
Member Since:
October 19, 2019
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
9
October 21, 2019 - 11:54 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

So no need to worry about compatibility if I find a 4″ barrel.  Good.

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 343
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 60
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
Steve: 10330
SHOOTIST357: 4788
Dave_Ks: 4293
Supermagfan: 3162
zoommb: 3157
Blacktop: 3004
IHMSA80x80: 2763
Ole Dog: 2657
Stinger: 2564
brucertx: 2311
Newest Members:
Pineywoods Rooter
John D
JDraz
onlinebattery
ikusevad
OldFart1882
Monty Marquardt
supermag88
dugron
HankFerguson
Forum Stats:
Groups: 11
Forums: 42
Topics: 15087
Posts: 132770

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 87
Members: 8045
Moderators: 4
Admins: 1
Administrators: Jody
Moderators: lbruce, Charger Fan, rwsem, SCORPIO