Hello from Arizona New Members Introduction The Dan Wesson Forum Forum

Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Hello from Arizona
July 20, 2018
1:14 am
Avatar
Terry I
Member
Forum Posts: 1
Member Since:
June 9, 2017
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi all. I’ve owned my model 15-2 with 6″ VH barrel for almost 20 years. I dreamed of owning one since they were first introduce. I happen upon mine in a random pawn shop for $199. I do not know the history of this gun. It did show some signs of wear but not abuse. I’ve been consistently amazed with how much fun it is to shoot. This site has been a huge help in learning the ins and outs of my fine revolver. Thank you for your willingness to share your knowledge.

Part of my learning is understanding what tolerances are acceptable and when I should be concerned. For instance, I’ve read many post about cylinder timing and play and wonder how loose is acceptable and when is it a concern. My cylinder locks up before the hammer falls, but it has some cylinder rotation (maybe 1-2 mm). It’s like the bolt is in position but a little thinner than the cylinder notch. I can hear the cylinder wiggle when I shake the gun when cocked. Does this sound “normal”? The gun seams to shoot fine despite the wiggle.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

July 20, 2018
7:26 am
Avatar
Stinger
Member
Forum Posts: 2288
Member Since:
February 16, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

dwf-welcome to the  dwf Terry !

July 20, 2018
8:33 am
Avatar
DA....64
Wisconsin

Supporter
Forum Posts: 885
Member Since:
June 11, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Welcome from Wisconsin, I will let someone with more knowledge than I answer your question.

July 20, 2018
8:52 am
Avatar
Ole Dog
ocala, fl

Supporter

Dan's Club
Forum Posts: 2411
Member Since:
March 25, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

If it shoots fine it probably is fine. Dans are locked up at 3 places. Bolt, dedent ball and front latch. Side to side play is therefore less important than end shake. That is the cylinder moving front and back when locked up. If you have end shack it can be cured with cylinder shims. All is easy to do with the forum help. Dans were designed to be user friendly and not need a gunsmith for most things other makes demand. Ie, barrel change, grip shape change and trigger job.

When setting the cylinder gap do not force the shim into the gap. That pushes the dedent ball back and makes the gap too small. Never over tighten anything snug barrel nut is enough. Ditto sideplate screws. 

July 25, 2018
4:14 am
Avatar
Charger Fan
Northern Utah

Supporter
Forum Posts: 10513
Member Since:
January 24, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Part of the “cylinder wiggle heard” could also be the ammo rattling within the cylinder itself.

 

dwf-welcometo thedwf

Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.

July 25, 2018
9:18 am
Avatar
snake-eye
Fort Myers, Florida

Dan's Club
Forum Posts: 1299
Member Since:
December 5, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Welcome to the Forum. Show us your Dan when you have a chance!

August 3, 2018
2:03 pm
Avatar
Supermagfan
Pennsylvania

Range Officer

Dan's Club
Forum Posts: 3136
Member Since:
February 9, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

dwf-welcome to the dwf from PA!

A man cannot have too many SuperMags

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 76

Currently Online:
51 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Steve: 10330

SHOOTIST357: 4788

Dave_Ks: 4280

zoommb: 3157

Supermagfan: 3136

Blacktop: 3004

IHMSA80x80: 2692

Ole Dog: 2411

brucertx: 2309

Stinger: 2288

Newest Members:

Fanjet

Johnallen428

mike454

Flipper197129

Fresch

kajan

Atsimila

zipper046

Sawpod

bwall69

Forum Stats:

Groups: 11

Forums: 42

Topics: 14556

Posts: 129171

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 7003

Moderators: 4

Admins: 1

Site Supporters: 1972ctdc, ar-tex, arcnsparc, Artur, atomar, b4delta, BBinger, bikeridertim, BRM, bunny, bwjones0011, CaptDanDD, Caruso4510, DA....64, Dariusz Gut, dbodom, Dettom, Dr.Seuss, DWpistolpackin, ese927, freerider04, Garfield411N, Garymckenzie, GetAGrip, HankB, Headsmaster, hesslism, hester57, Hosspower, JamesF Swidryk, JASJR, john Goldsmith, John Greenley, johnbrandolino, JohnD, JustinPolley, larry260, LG, lonwolf93, Lracmcd, md8232, minmich, Mtn_Eagle, ParaNormal, pete, ray, Rex Beachmont, Rimfire, Roberto, SCORPIO, Starman90, StevenTrate, StillKickin, stovepipe, Sweeney, sweet trigger, Venturerider

Range Officers: brucertx, Dave_Ks, SHOOTIST357, Supermagfan, Tigger, zoommb

Dan’s Club: Boeing, brucertx, bunny, Dan Fan, Dave_Ks, DWpistolpackin, ese927, Garfield411N, Gman1956, jaggman, lbruce, lman, lonwolf93, Lracmcd, Maria Perkins, mhannon, Michael Berner, Ole Dog, ParaNormal, Rimfire, riverinerat, RonaldSemerena, rwsem, SCORPIO, snake-eye, Steve, Supermagfan, tikit2ryde, Wheelgunner, willy, zoommb

Administrators: Jody

Moderators: lbruce, Charger Fan, rwsem, SCORPIO