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January 19, 2023 - 8:41 pm
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Hello all,

    I am looking at purchasing a Dan Wesson 15-2 with 4" barrel. Let me know what to look for and base line value please. Serial # is 198445. All info is appreciated. 

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Welcome to the forum from PA!  Pics help, and anything else come with the gun like manual/paperwork, barrel wrench/gauge, box? Gun only, $500 -$600, and I only use these numbers as there are two other threads that recently posted that asked the same about a similar gun.

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jlhog1 said
Hello all,

    I am looking at purchasing a Dan Wesson 15-2 with 4" barrel. Let me know what to look for and base line value please. Serial # is 198445. All info is appreciated. 

  

https://www.danwessonforum.com/forum/revolvers/revolver-checkout-how-to-tell-if-a-particular-specimen-is-any-good/

As far as Value?   I agree that the baseline for for revolver only is $500-600. But, I am about to consign one locally for $900 because that is what the "local market" has been.   Will I get it?   Who knows? 

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Thanks for the welcomes and advice. I cant see how to post pics on here yet. Maybe later after we get home from dinner. He is asking $850 for the gun and 194 rounds of .38,around 75 rounds of .357. The ammo is not real important to me. I reload anyway. It is a Monson which I hear is better, buy not sure why.

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Double check the cylinder stop, Its a separate pressed in piece on the bottom of the side-plate. (little "D" shaped thingus indicated by green arrows).

If the ejector rod's been whacked a few time to get a stubborn case out it may be loose or missing entirely.

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Double check the cylinder stop, Thanks for the picture. It is there, I can see that in the pictures he sent. Going to check it out tomorrow. Got him down $200, so we are at $650 with 194 rds of 38 special. Sound fair if everything checks out?

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Well I ended up bringing the 15-2 home. It is in decent shape for its age. Not a safe queen. It has 3 small blemishes that bother me, but I am very picky about my stuff. I love the way it feels in my hand and when it warms up a bit I can test it out. End result was about $530 for just the pistol minus the 194 rounds  I got with it. Biggest bugger is on the barrel shield. Any recommendations on where to have that reblued? I have read hot bluing is the way to go, correct?

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Well I ended up bringing the 15-2 home. It is in decent shape for its age. Not a safe queen. It has 3 small blemishes that bother me, but I am very picky about my stuff. I love the way it feels in my hand and when it warms up a bit I can test it out. End result was about $530 for just the pistol minus the 194 rounds  I got with it. Biggest bugger is on the barrel shield. Any recommendations on where to have that reblued? I have read hot bluing is the way to go, correct?

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Call DW or email Keith@cz-usa to see if they still do the factory re-blueing.  

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Thanks for the ideas to check for rebluing the barrel shield.

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That part is called the Barrel Shroud. Glad you got it at a decent price.

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On small areas like holster wear I've had excellent results with cold blue.

A couple of things to concider if you go the cold blue route.

Preparation is vital.

De-grease thoroughly,

Buff to remove oxides other than blue in the worn areas so the new blue has some 100% bare metal to work with.

Not all blues work with all metal compositions.

I have 4 kinds of blue on hand & can usually find a hidden but worn area to test with a Q-Tip before taking the plunge.

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Before and after pictures. Temporary fix, but it looks better. A simple black sharpie.

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