Dan Wesson Arms 357 Magnum value?

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by radtke64, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. radtke64

    radtke64 New Member

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    Dec 20, 2007
    Years ago my father gave me a Dan Wesson Arms 357 Magnum. My wife does not want it in the house so I was interested in selling it. Here is all I know:

    The barrel is about 7 1/8 inches long
    Color is gunmetal blue/black
    wooden handgrip with DWA metal insignia
    six shooter
    Barrel imprinted with Dan Wesson Arms CTG.
    Gun body says Dan Wesson Arms Monson, Mass. USA followed by serial number

    Looks new to me. Grip and body look perfect, barrel looks perfect from a foot away. If you look real close you can see a couple very surface scratches on the barrel.

    Do you have any idea what this gun is worth?
     
  2. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    Hi radtke64......welcome to TFF. :)

    Need some more info to nail down which model you have.....

    1) Fixed or adjustable sights?

    2) Plain barrel or vented rib?

    3) Standard or heavy barrel?

    It would help if you can post some pictures of it.....full length, right & left sides.
     

  3. radtke64

    radtke64 New Member

    2
    Dec 20, 2007
    Adjustable sight, I don't think it is vented. It has four holes on the top of the barrel when viewing from the side, but the barrel itself is enclosed.

    I have no idea about whether or not the barrel is heavy.
     
  4. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Upstate NY
    You have a Monson-made Dan Wesson with a ventilated heavy barrel. These early Monson-made DWs are the most desireable and most valuable. Measure the barrel from where it touches the front of the cylinder to the very end. I'm guessing it's an 8 inch model.

    To find a real-world value, go over to www.*********.com and type

    Dan Wesson Monson

    into the search feature. You might be pleasantly surprised. Steve.
     
  5. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    Sneaky.....,lol
     
  6. pit-sitter

    pit-sitter New Member

    12
    Apr 1, 2003
    MO
    It is a fairly big plus if you have the tool and the feeler gauge that came with it.
     
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