SOLD FOR: $1,636.00
Make: Dan Wesson Arms
Serial Number: 14451
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
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 / CAL. 22 LR”. The right side of the frame is marked “DAN WESSON ARMS / MONSON, MASS. U.S.A. / 14451”.
Barrel Length: 8″, 6″, 4″ and 2.5″ barrels with ventilated ribs ejector rod shrouds
Sights / Optics: Each of the four barrel shrouds has a replaceable ramp front sight with a red colored insert. The rear sight is a square-notch adjustable for windage and elevation, pinned to the topstrap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: Two grips are provided with this revolver. The installed grip is a one-piece large wood, square bottom target grip with beatiful grain, checkered, with Dan Wesson initial logo medallions on either side. This grip has a few scattered light marks and some cracking in the front and rear, in about Good-Very Good condition. Also included is an unmarked one-piece smooth walnut grip with finger grooves. This grip has a few scattered light marks, dark residue on the left, with no chips or cracks, in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: All bores are bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun set retains about 98% of its metal finish. The cylinder has a faint turn-line, the trigger and hammer have light operational and handling wear and there are a few scattered light marks. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The hex-head screws are undamaged. The markings are clear. The pin heads are unmarred. Overall, the revolver set is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The double action pull is smooth and the single action is light and crisp. The cylinder has slight rotational play on all six chambers, but no front-to-rear play. 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 yellow padded interior, one wrench which hs all three hex wrenches needed for disassembly as well as the wrench for removal and replacement of the barrels, rubber covers for all hex heads on the wrench, 0.006″ cylinder-gap feeler guage, barrels and grips as described, a Dan Wesson patch and a Dan Wesson belt buckle. All accessories are in about Excellent condition. The case has a few light scuffs on the exterior and light wear on the plush interior from the contents, in about Fine-plus condition.
Our Assessment: This is a Dan Wesson Model 22V 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 piece to an 8″ target revolver, stopping at 4″ and 6″ along the way as you choose. The extra grip 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 rimfire revolver, there could be no better choice than this! Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California, but CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.