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Mitchell arms MK II .357
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I’m new to Dan Wesson.  Winchester collector. 

I hope I’m at the correct thread. If so, my apologies and please direct me to correct thread 

 

titan MK II 357 magnum 2 inch found locally.  

value and thoughts?  

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Mitchell was in charge of High Standard at some point. High Standard made some very nice guns in the past, mostly 22 LR Semi autos. Also DA 22 Revolvers that looked like single action  western style guns. They also made some steel 22 and 22 mag revolvers, the Sentinel mk I and 1V. 9 shot. Then they made the fabulous HS Crusader in 44 mag and 45 colt. Alas, it was too late to save them. In the early 70s, they contracted with Dan Wesson and added rebranded model 14 and 15s to their lineup. I suspect  DW wanted to unload their remaining inventory of porkchops to debut the redesigned  -2s. Circa 1974.  Mitchell was the CEO I think and when HS went under he bought it and renamed it after himself. He carried a number of familiar firearms that he rebranded, among them the Dan Wesson 14-2 and 15-2s. They may be scarce or even rare but they are identical to and made by Dan Wesson. It seems this took place after 1981 because all Mitchells, I have seen have been stainless. There were blue ones too but no stainless were sold before late 1981.

   I would value them as they were DWs unless you have to have every gun Dan Wesson ever made. I doubt there are any extra barrel assemblies and Mitchells may be fixed barrel guns.

  The Crusaders were not made by Dan Wesson or designed by Karl Lewis. Like the DW Dove Grey 44 mag, they were an introductory release but never went into production. One of the most beautiful Revolvers ever made IMHO. Less than 500 of the 44 mag were made and less than 400 45Colt. 

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If anyone here knows the Mitchell years, it's Ole Dog.occasion Good info right there. smile

Schnork (love the screen name), lets see some cool-pics of your new-to-you Mitchell! drool

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Thank you gentlemen.  I’m having trouble adding pics.   Trying again. 3EB4497C-1B8A-4143-BE4C-943475AED6CB.jpegImage Enlarger

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Looks like a new Latch, but old Extractor Rod and possibly a fixed barrel.

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Very observant of you Stinger. Frame mounted trigger screw too. I mentioned 1981 because that was when stainless was made first but I think the DW /Mitchell collaboration started with Palmer Era. I definately remember seeing an ad featuring blue and stainless, fixed and adjustable sight Titans. 

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WOW I had no idea this gun was even made! I was aware of the early High Standard Dan Wesson made guns but had no idea Mitchell had a Dan Wesson made gun! These must be rare since i'm a High Standard Revolver collector and scan Gunbroker often for them but I need to add Mitchell to my search list. I still do not have a High Standard Dan either seems people are asking too much or every one I see is in bad shape. I was going to add A Mitchell High Standard Victor there beautiful stainless steel guns! Attached is pic of my High Standard collection but I don't hold it as close to my heart as my Dan Wesson collection!IMG_0264.JPGImage Enlarger

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My Mitchels have totally different shrouds than their Dan Wesson counterparts. They are more rounded, both the stainless as well as the blue guns. 

I believe they were made middle 1990's during the Palmer period.  The blue ones have that beautiful Palmer shiny blue finish.  

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Yes they were made by Palmer lat in the Palmer years. I asked Eric about them. If you want to sell any of your Titans let me know! As you know my second favorite gun is High Standards and Mitchell is kinda High Standards since they bought high standard in early 90's. 

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Pardon the smudges,  i just grabbed this one for a pic and didn't wipe the protective coat of oil off of it first.

See how round the front of the shroud is.   20240216_213616-1.jpgImage Enlarger

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SCORPIO said

See how round the front of the shroud is.   

  

Interesting detail, thanks for sharing your photo.

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