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Hello everyone,

    Well after acquiring S&W’s, Colts, Walther, Sig, Berettas and a few others, this has come my way. It is 38/357 cal and is stamped made in Monson, Mass. My question is what model is it?  This is the only part my friend has, no barrels, tools etc. My real question is, is it worth putting this gun back together by obtaining barrels, tools etc? What is the “receiver” worth on one of these guns?

Any information you can give me is greatly appreciated at this point as I am considering taking on this quest and build a gun out of this.238821.jpegImage Enlarger

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What you have is a Model 15-2, adding a barrel, tool and grip which can be found on eBay or Gunbroker 

Value for just the frame 250-300 on Gunbroker 

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Gunsquirrel said
My real question is, is it worth putting this gun back together by obtaining barrels, tools etc? 

Yes, since you already have the complete frame. Barrel Assemblies (Shroud, Barrel Tube and Barrel Nut) come in these lengths, for the Model 15-2; 2-1/2″, 4″, 6″, 8″, 10″, 12″ & 15″. The Shrouds are also available in a few different style configurations; Standard (solid rib, regular underlug), Vented (V – vented rib, regular underlug), Heavy (H – solid rib, full underlug) and Vented Heavy (VH – vented rib, full underlug).

There are also many different styles of grips, from Target to Compact, so look around and decide what you want … before you just buy the first thing you come across. Get the barrel tool from EWK (his add is on the side panel on the right —>)

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I think it is worth a bit more than 250 to 300. Maybe 350 plus. You already have a gun. You just need accessories  Dan Wessons are modular, similar to an AR  No Smith needed to change barrel lengths, grips, sights. The factory tool is all you need except I punch and wood hammer for the rear sight. Almost all parts are drop in and it is easy to fix. It was designed by Karl Lewis  who designed the Trooper MK iii. Colt passed on the interchangable barrels and grips. They are probably the most accurate production revolver ever made and very strong. 

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I am seeing a cylinder with recessed chambers, and the earlier style cylinder stop, which would be an earlier 15-2 manufacture. If you check our Serial Number Registry you will get a pretty accurate year of manufacture.  

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I notice the trigger overtravel adjustment screw is mounted on the frame rather than on the trigger. Anyone know which came first?

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Over travel adjustment integral to the trigger is earlier  

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Wow…Thanks for all the information guys..greatly appreciated!! I did find these grips already, came with only one grip bolt. Are these all compatiable with each other (frames) ?20180919_1753271.jpgImage Enlarger

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You got a heck of a deal. I was bidding on the 2 grips but did not pay attention. You got them for half price. Congratulations .The conceal grip has a screw but it is too short for the target grip. You will need a longer standard size screw. Look on eBay again. If you have no luck let me know. I am glad you are keeping the frame  

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Yes, those grips are both for the small frame revolver

The Grip Screw (factory 5/32″ head size and 9/64″ aftermarket) is a common point of confusion, because the OEM grip screws are a DW proprietary item with a larger head, which requires a 5/32″ hex wrench. A normal aftermarket 8-32 thread pitch hex head screw replacement from any hardware store only takes a 9/64″ hex wrench. The smaller grips (like your top Compact) use a smaller 1-1/4″ length screw, while the larger grips (like your Target grip at bottom) require a 1-1/2″ long screw.

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Oh … Square tang is for small frame (.357 and smaller calibers) and Round tang is for large frames (.41 caliber up and SuperMags).

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