Sponsored by:
Go Back   HuntingNet.com Forums > Firearms Forum > Guns

Guns Like firearms themselves, there"ôs a wide variety of opinions on what"ôs the best gun.

Thread Tools
Old 05-21-2007, 11:43 PM   #1
10xring's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: michigan
Posts: 14
Default dan wesson 357 mag

info needed. i have a dan wesson medium frame revolver. bbl. is 3.1 in. marked, DAN WESSON ARMS 357 MAGNUM CTG. frame is marked, DAN WESSON ARMS MONSON,MASS. U.S.A. this gun has wooden grips,which appear to have the high standard logo on a metal inlay at the top of each grip. bbl. shroud has the newer style nut. front of cyl. stamped w/letter 's' the cyl. must be 38 spl., because 357 dosen't fit. did these guns come with 2 cylinders? any info greatly appreciated. thanks.
10xring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 10:22 AM   #2
Boone & Crockett
ipscshooter's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Republic of Texas
Posts: 11,223
Default RE: dan wesson 357 mag

I was not aware that Dan Wesson Arms made pistols with interchangable cylinders. I also wasn't aware that they offered pistols chambered in .38 Special. I've had one of their .357 revolvers for over 25 years, and it's a great pistol. At the time, they cost half as much as a Colt Python, and mine was much more accurate than a friend's Python...

I suppose it's possible they made a pistol in .38 Special, and someone installed a barrel/shroud marked .357. I assume that the reason the .357's won't fit is because they're too long, right? You might want to take it to a gunsmith and have it inspected/measured, etc.
ipscshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 05:51 PM   #3
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Western SD
Posts: 5
Default RE: dan wesson 357 mag

Same here. I have had three pistol pacs, 357, 41 Mag and 44 mag. I didn't know they made a 38 special. I have never seen one.
Put it on the money
Northern Hunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2007, 06:42 PM   #4
10xring's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: michigan
Posts: 14
Default RE: dan wesson 357 mag

Cyl. is definetly chambered for 38 spl.[357 mag shell works for no gogauge]. Also did some measuring[tough to dowith out taking chamber casting]. Min. chamber length for 38 spl is 1.105 in., Min. chamber length for 357 is 1.240 in. I set my caliper depth gauge at 1.240, entering from the rim side of cyl., looking through cyl. from front in bright sunlight, I could see gauge was fair amount past forcing cone in cyl. Rear of chamber measures .381 in. I know somebody has done some parts swapping, I was just trying to figure out what came first. The chicken or the egg? [Im guessing the bbl. was swapped.... much easier to change than cyl.] Thanks.
10xring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2007, 06:58 PM   #5
Fork Horn
mello_collins's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Columbia SC USA
Posts: 376
Default RE: dan wesson 357 mag

The cylinder may have been switched. I believe that at one time you could get the 357max, 357mag, and 38spl cylinder in a package from Dan Wesson but, I think it was only in the 6 inch barrel though.

mello_collins is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
360 Dan Wesson Johnmorris Reloading 6 05-06-2008 09:42 AM
The Dan Wesson 44 Mag. MichiganWhitetails74 Guns 2 02-11-2008 05:03 PM
WTS/WTT Dan Wesson .44 in IL pbgunrunner Guns 6 12-17-2005 04:28 AM
Dan Wesson .357 neck4752 Guns 2 12-30-2004 04:11 PM
357 dan wesson usens Firearm Review Forum 2 03-11-2004 06:39 AM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:16 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1