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New here. Inherited a beautiful gun from my uncle. Any input on model and year? 357 mag.
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You have inherited a beutiful gun, looks like a model 15-2 the grips are highly prized tiger wood, others here should be able to help with approximate year of manufacture.

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Yes, the model is a 15-2 with a 6" Vented Heavy barrel assembly, sporting yellow insert front sight.

We would need the serial number (last two digits can be X'd) to estimate manufacturing date.

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You surely inherited a beautiful revolver! Looks to be in great condition; probably not shot very much. Give us a range report! Gotta love that box of ammo too! Best guess on manufacture would be late 70’s.

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When emptying spent cases hold the gun with your right hand tilted to the left with the pointer and middle finger of your left hand pushing the cylinder open while you push the latch down with your thumb. Keep the gun tilted to the left with your fingers holding the cylinder open. If you don't do that the cylinder tends to close while the extractor star is extended and it will scratch and gouge the sideplate and the back of the recoil shield. Almost all used Dans have those scratches from careless handling of the new gun. Yours looks so pristine it would be a shame to scratch it. Colts and Smiths have the cylinder release behind the cylinder and that protects the sideplate or frame. 

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^^^Pretty much this.

I actually change hands!

3 fingers through the frame pushing the cylinder out & down with the thumb pushing the cylinder release. The thumb moves to the ejector as I rotate the muzzle up to about 75° or so. That way the empties fall free. Its not a full length extractor with the .357 case.

I use S&K speedloaders &, because its a DW, with the release where it is, they are on my belt front right in 2 double pouches. (4 reloads)

The gun is now firmly under control in the left hand. The thumb relaxes allowing the ejector & star to retract.

The, now free, right hand unsnaps a pouch, pulls the speed-loader up by the knurled knob, They're S&K 10/10A BTW.

As I do that the now empty revolver pivots down to a 45° the rounds are slid into the chambers by the right hand & the knurled knob turned by the first finger & thumb of the right hand. The cylinder can't rotate, because it still in a firm left handed grip. The rounds drop into the chambers & the speed-loader is simply dropped.

The right hand grasps the grip, the left closes the cylinder, by pushing with the thumb, which has released pressure on the ejector rod.

It then returns to the "Support position" on the left of the grip with the thumbs interlocked & curled DOWN.

Its not as complex as it seems.

Its actually the smoothest way I've found to dump & reload a revolver. It all possible because the DW folks re-thought the revolver! Its also a very good lock up for accuracy. That's where a revolver cylinder latch should be!

Matthew Quigley on handguns:

“I said I never had much use for one. Never said

I didn't know how to use it.”

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I am left handed. Maybe Karl Lewis was too. It seems Dans are lefty friendly. 

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Ah, I'm kind of ambi. Not totally but I can write left or right handed.

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“I said I never had much use for one. Never said

I didn't know how to use it.”

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