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BeardedBubba said
I’ve searched around and just can’t quite figure out the model of my Dad’s 357 Magnum.  I think it’s a 15-2 but not sure.  I want to know the model and year.

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Correct, that is a model 15-2 with a Standard 4″ barrel shroud .. nice handgun. To estimate the year, get your serial number and look at the forum’s Serial Number Registry;

https://www.danwessonforum.com/wp-content/files/DanWessonSerialNumbers.pdf

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So I got me a cool 715 . Serial 00255X . Am I understanding right that this is a 1970 vintage? Has a really smooth and light trigger.  Didnt get any extras. 

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mblackm1 said
715 Serial 00255X . Am I understanding right that this is a 1970 vintage?

No, the model 715 was not produced until 1982 I believe. Interesting serial number though, I have never seen one like “S / 00255x” before and the Registry does not have anything similar as a guide either.

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Stinger said

mblackm1 said
715 Serial 00255X . Am I understanding right that this is a 1970 vintage?

No, the model 715 was not produced until 1982 I believe. Interesting serial number though, I have never seen one like “S / 00255x” before and the Registry does not have anything similar as a guide either.  

Hmmm so depending on production volume , it must be early 80’s ? 

 I had looked through the serial numbers and didnt see any 4 digit #’s . Probably gonna try to find a 4″ and a loooong barrel just to try out .

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mblackm1 said
Probably gonna try to find a 4″ and a loooong barrel just to try out.  

The DW factory still produces the model 715 and spare parts, including barrel assemblies are readily available (don’t go to the CZ website, call or email Shawn to find out what is in stock).

The new style stainless shrouds are slightly different aesthetically, but will fit and function on your frame just fine. You can also attach a blue shroud to your stainless frame (a pinto), because I don’t believe they produced the 10″, 12″ or 15″ BA’s in stainless.

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Hey y’all, brand new member here. I just inherited 2 .357 pistol packs/cases from my grandfather. (Only one case one picture)  I am trying to figure out the production years. I believe both packs are model 15-2’s and were bought brand new. Monson made, adjustable sights. Serial# 127xxx and 120xxx. Packs both fully equipped. Any more info on the years , models, etc would be much appreciated..and I agree, the blueing is absolutely beautiful! 

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Manufacture date on both pacs would be 1977, and are 15-2’s. The 8″ revolver is wearing an original Dan Wesson grip. The grip not mounted is for from a High Standard, but fits a DW. The other grip looks to be custom; perhaps another member could identify. No matter, it obviously fits.

You could put the High Standard grip up on eBay and get a good price from a HS collector. Just a thought, but it will work just fine on your DW.

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Thanks 3ric! Just the info I was looking for. I guess the extra stocks were lost at some point along the way. Oh well. If anyone is interested in the HS or has any spare DW stocks they would like to deal just let me know. Would love to get the packs as close to original as possible. A also have a pretty good inventory of what appears to be original stocks from various old pistol models if anyone is looking for something specific. Thanks again, love the forum. 

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