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Thrilled to finally own a DW
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MaineCajun
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November 5, 2022 - 12:13 pm
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Hi all. Thanks for letting me into the group. Happy to say I finally picked up my first Dan Wesson. A very lightly used early service type Model 14, 4". I've always been a revolver guy (mostly pre-model # Smiths) but always had a fascination for DW. Missed them in Monson when I lived in MA, but I have been to the new facility they went into in Norwich, NY. Unfortunately that was just as they were being acquired by CZ, so I didn't find much interest from anyone there wanting to talk about their revolvers.

So I could never afford the pistol packs I would see come up once in a while, but I recently found this very tempting Mod 14 at a gun show that was easier on my wallet. I buy to shoot, not for the safe, so it was perfect for me. I spend a lot of time at the range since I'm a RSO.

Question for the group: since this Mod 14 came with nothing, what should I plan on adding for tools and add-ons besides the obvious barrel wrench and gap gauge? I know about EWK Arms. Any other good sources? Also, this is a low serial number 89** . Does anyone have info on whether these early service types ever made it into service anywhere?

DW Mod 14, NRA RSO

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Welcome to the forum from PA! You have the basic necessity tools to shoot, a small set of allens may be the only other 'need'.

EWK is the place for tools/parts Eric is a great guy to deal with.

Numerich has parts also.

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/

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Welcome to the Forum!

They definitely did make it into service. There is a forum member who used one as his service revolver - I think in New York somewhere. He also told about shooting competitvely with it and how accurate it was. I think it was a model 11 though.

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