October 5, 2018
I’m a newish shooter, I mainly do IPSC. But I’ve had a hankering for a big revolver to do something similar to silhouette shooting.
So I decided to purchase a Dan Wesson model 44. Serial number 00074x, stamped Monson. It came with two barrels, 10 and 6 inch. The single action trigger feels great, double action is not so great but it works. Feeler gauges and barrel tool is there.
He was also nice enough to include tools for reloading.
Any pointers for a new revolver shooter? I’ve read the posts about identification and the grip screw.
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Good to have you around! I suggest reading through the sticky posts in each section and in particular the Reloading, Gunsmithing and Grip Making section. Disassemble and clean that big revolver to learn how it works. Finally, dimensions are critical to accurate shooting revolvers using cast bullets.
Technically, the glass is always full; half liquid, half air....
October 5, 2018
Wow there are a lot of good stickied posts. It is a bit overwhelming but that section is a good start.
Hopefully I’ll be able to miss the mistakes others have done when I get around to cleaning it out.
Is there anything else one can do to the D.A. trigger? Besides giving it a good polish. Seems like most agree to not to change any springs.
Is there any company who ships Dan Wesson parts internationally? I have a feeling the answer is no because ITAR is a thing.
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October 5, 2018
Thank you all for the warm welcome!
The average guy tune up looks very interesting. Too bad Wolff doesn’t make large frame specific springs. But I can always try and find one that fits out of a gunsmithing kit. User john seems to have found one that works well.
On Swedish gun laws. Basically it comes down to having a need for a firearm. Our laws and ordinances dictates what an approved need is. So just wanting a gun is no go.
The approved needs are hunting, target/competition and I think self defense is an approved need too. But I’ve never heard of anyone getting a permit for self defense.
For competition purposes you need to show that you are competent. It involves being an active member and showing a level of skill. For new shooters that’s a tall order. So they get to borrow guns from their shooting club for training.
So there is quite a lot of regulations. No bans on assault rifles although there are quite a few hoops to jump through in order to get a permit
Hopefully that wasn’t too long winded.
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