Dan Wesson Model 15 W/ Barrel/Grip Kit .357 Mag Double Action Revolver 1979

SOLD FOR: $1,027.00

WOA#: WY240321BS110

Make: Dan Wesson

Model: 15

Serial Number: 243014

Year of Manufacture: 1979

Caliber: .357 Mag

Action Type:  Revolver, double action.

Markings: This revolver is marked, “DAN WESSON ARMS MONSON MASS. U.S.A. / 243014” on the frame and, “DAN WESSON ARMS .357 MAGNUM CTG.” on each barrel.

Barrel Length: 8” 6” 2.5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped squared post with an insert. The rear sight is an adjustable square notch.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This pistol includes 5 sets of grips. There is a textured rubber Hogue grip on the gun. There is moderate wear on the rubber. There are no cracks. The grips rate in about Good overall condition.  The woods grips have minor wear marks, scratches, and light pressure dents. There are no chips or cracks. They are in about Good overall condition. One grip has been heavily modified with finger grooves cut into it. This grip rates at a poor condition. Please see photos.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bores are bright and the rifling is sharp there is no visible erosion in the bores. In this writer’s opinion the bores rate at 9/10.

Overall Condition:  This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are scratches, scuffs, and small nicks throughout. There is light thinning. There is a crisp turn line. The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are crisp. Overall, this revolver rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.  The mechanics are Excellent. The trigger is very light, smooth and crisp.  The timing is good and the lockup is tight.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Padded soft case, 2 spare barrels, paperwork, 4 extra grips, scope mount.

Our Assessment: The Dan Wesson Model 15 is a double-action revolver chambered in .357 Magnum, renowned for its versatility, accuracy, and robust construction. Produced in 1987, it exemplifies the craftsmanship and attention to detail that Dan Wesson firearms are known for.

One notable feature of the Model 15 is its interchangeable barrel system. This allows the user to easily switch between different barrel lengths, offering flexibility for various shooting purposes or preferences. The inclusion of a barrel kit provides additional options for customization and performance optimization. The revolver utilizes a double-action trigger mechanism, allowing for both rapid fire and precise single-action shots. It typically features adjustable sights for fine-tuning accuracy, and its ergonomic grip design ensures a comfortable and secure hold during shooting.

Overall, the Dan Wesson Model 15 represents a pinnacle of revolver design from the late 1980s, offering shooters a versatile and reliable firearm suitable for a wide range of applications, including target shooting, hunting, and personal defense. Its combination of interchangeable barrels, accuracy, and craftsmanship continues to make it highly sought after by collectors and shooters alike. -R.E.

Dan Wesson Model 15 W/ Barrel/Grip Kit .357 Mag Double Action Revolver 1979
Dan Wesson Model 15 W/ Barrel/Grip Kit .357 Mag Double Action Revolver 1979