Working The Dan Wesson

A classic switch barrel revolver, manufacture of the Dan Wesson may be no more but you’re likely to run across them.


by RK Campbell

Like several other modern revolver manufacturing companies including Charter Arms and Smith and Wesson, Dan Wesson has gone through several reorganizations. This seems to be normal in the late twentieth century, but Dan Wesson also moved plants. Taurus and Smith and Wesson were once joined under the Bangor Punta conglomerate and we have seen losses and revivals of other names. It appears at present that manufacture of new Dan Wesson revolvers is gone for good.


There are other good revolvers on the market but certain attributes of the Dan Wesson are truly unique.


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