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Offline kobi

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Serial Number info from Dan Wesson Arms- Monson
« on: December 11, 2003, 07:23:15 pm »
I was able to gather some information on Dan Wesson Arms- Monson,  some years ago regarding their models and when they started production.  Being new to this Forum, I did not realize that the current company did not  seem to have this information??? I hope this helps you fellow Dan Wesson fans.

Model--                 1st S/N--                Date
H10--                      H10--                    3.22.73
15--                        21--                      7.17.72
12--                        4--                        1.12.73
11--                        51--                      4.8.71
44--                        000001--               9.29.81
22--                       2001--                  6.21.79
744--                      sb1050--               11.12.82
375--                      sm0001--              1.31.84
41--                        c001026--             11.30.82
715--                      sd010001--            7.11.83
741--                      sc001026--            2.22.83
32--                        f001002--              4.30.86
732--                      sf001001--             3.4.86
722--                      sa001050--            1.31.83
40--                        e001001--             10.13.83
740--                      se001001--            7.18.85        

This info was from Dan Wesson- Monson. I can not guarantee it is 100% accurate. I hope this helps... Kurt

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Serial Number info from Dan Wesson Arms- Monson
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2003, 08:16:56 pm »
Kurt...your post puzzles me. It tracks with what has been posted here previously, but seems strange to me. the hisories I have read suggest that the model 12, with the pork chop barrel shroud and external barrel nut, then recessed barrel nut, preceded the model 15; but your info says the model 15 came first.

I saw in a collector's book the other day a listing that said the model 12 was produced only in 1970 and 1971--a discrepancy for sure. I'm thinking we still don't have fully accurate and reliable info on Dan Wesson production.

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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2003, 08:35:04 am »
Some were sold as High Standards. Never saw one to know how they were marked.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2003, 04:31:47 pm »
I have kludged together what I think to be descriptive of the older .357 models based on the Blue Book of Gun Values, the writeup on old build revolvers on the new wesson web site, a Palmer catalog and examination of my collection.

I'm not sure, hoever, when or if the model 15 became model 15-2. I did not include the .38 special models 8 and 9. Any coomments, additions or corrections welcome


WESSON FIREARMS CO. INC.
Previous manufacturer located in Palmer, MA 1992-95. Previously located in Monson, MA until 1992. In late 1990, ownership of Dan Wesson Arms changed (within the family), and the new company was renamed Wesson Firearms Co., Inc.

MODEL 11
- .357 Mag. cal., 6 shot, service revolver, 2 ½, 4, or 6 in. interchangeable barrels with “pork chop” shroud,  fixed sights, blue, interchangeable grips, external, exposed barrel nut. Mfg. 1970-71 only. Monson. Early models manufactured by High Standard???

MODEL 12
- similar to Model 11, target model with adj. Sights, exposed or recessed barrel nut.
Mfg. 1970-71 only Monson. Early models manufactured by High Standard??


MODEL 14
- Service revolver, similar to Model 11, with recessed (slotted for spanner type wrench) barrel nut. Mfg. 1971-75. Monson.

MODEL 15
- Target model, similar to Model 14, with adj. Sights, recessed barrel nut. Mfg. 1971-75. Monson.

MODEL 14
- .357 Mag. cal. Service revolver, 2½, 4, 6, or 8 (disc. 1994) in. inter changeable barrels, fixed sights, blue.
Mfg. 1975-95. Palmer.

MODEL 15
- similar to Model 14, except adj. sights, available with 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, or 15 in. barrels.
Mfg. 1975-1995. Palmer.

DAN WESSON FIREARMS
Currently manufactured by New York International Corp. (NYI) located in Norwich, NY beginning 1997.

 

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