Dan Wesson Monson 15-2 Pistol Pack 2.5″ 4″ 6″ 8″ .357 Magnum Revolver Set

SOLD FOR: $2985

LSB#: 210813DS01

Make: Dan Wesson Arms

Model: 15-2

Serial Number: 257591

Year of Manufacture: 1970s

Caliber: .38 Special or .357 Magnum

Action Type: Single or Double Action Revolver with Swing-Out Cylinder

Markings: The right side of the 8?, 6?, 4? and 2.5? barrel shrouds are marked “DAN WESSON ARMS / 357 MAGNUM CTG.”. The right side of the frame is marked “DAN WESSON ARMS / MONSON, MASS. U.S.A. / 257591”.

Barrel Length: 8?, 6?, 4? and 2.5? barrels with solid ribs and full short-lug shrouds

Sights / Optics: Each of the four barrel shrouds has a replaceable ramp front sight with a colored insert. Currently, the 8? barrel shroud has a white insert ramp installed, the 6?, 4? and 2 1/2? barrel shrouds have red insert ramps installed. The rear sight is a white-outlined target sight pinned to the topstrap.

Stock Configuration & Condition: Two grips are provided with this revolver. The installed grip is a one-piece checkered blonde wood with dark grain stripes and DW medallions. The installed grip has some faint scuffs that have lightly thinned the finish, mostly on the bottom and right side. The checkering is strong, there are no chips or cracks. Overall, the installed grip is in about Excellent condition.

A smooth wood grip with finger grooves is also included. There are a few light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, this grip is in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: All bores are bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in any of the bores.

Overall Condition: This handgun set retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are some light handling marks. The sideplate has a hairline scratch from contact with the ejector. There is a small little spot of surface oxidation on the cylinder and a turn line that has lightly thinned the finish. There are a few little tiny marks through the finish on the trigger guard. The 8? barrel shroud has some little marks through the finish, most noticeable on the bottom of the ejector rod shroud. There is some oxidation on the installed sight. The 6? barrel shroud has some scattered light marks and a small speck of surface frost on the right side at the muzzle. The 4? barel shroud has a few scattered light marks with a few spots of surface oxidation on either side, there is also a spot of finsih loss from oxidation on the right side of the rib at the front sight. The 2 1/2? shroud has a few scattered minor marks. The screw heads are undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver set is in about Fine Plus condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action pull is smooth and the single action is light and crisp. The cylinder has very little rotational play on all six chambers. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a brown hard case with a yellow padded interior and serial matching label, one wrench which has all three hex wrenches needed for disassembly as well as the wrench for removal and replacement of the barrels, rubber covers for two hex heads on the wrench, barrels and grips as described, a Dan Wesson patch, and a Dan Wesson belt buckle.

Our Assessment: This is a Dan Wesson Model 15-2 Pistol Pack, which was a revolutionary concept from Dan Wesson. Not since the original open-top percussion revolvers from Colt was it so easy for the user to change the barrel on a revolver. This package allows for conversion of the same revolver into a 2.5? compact, concealed carry piece to an 8? target revolver, stopping at 4? and 6? along the way as you choose. You’ll also have your choice of sight inserts. The extra grips should help fit any preference and other alternatives are available for this frame. Though not as popular as some other manufacturers, Dan Wesson earned a reputation, which continues to this day, of fine quality craftsmanship and innovative design. If you were to only own one revolver, there could be no better choice than this! Please see our photos and good luck!

Dan Wesson Monson 15-2 Pistol Pack 2.5" 4" 6" 8" .357 Magnum Revolver Set
Dan Wesson Monson 15-2 Pistol Pack 2.5″ 4″ 6″ 8″ .357 Magnum Revolver Set