Dan Wesson Model 15-2 .357 Magnum revolver

This item is HIRE ONLY for use by a recognised Film, TV, Commercials or Theatre production company.

 

 

Overview

The Dan Wesson Model 15-2 revolver has a 6 shot swing-out cylinder, is chambered for .357 Magnum and is made almost entirely from stainless steel.

Dan Wesson Firearms (DW), is a manufacturer of handguns, founded in 1968 by Dan B. Wesson. Karl R. Lewis invented the main features of Dan Wesson Revolvers and the company has seen lots of struggles and various changes in ownership throughout its history.

The first interchangeable barrel pistol produced was in .357 Magnum calibre, the Dan Wesson Model 12. The barrels and shrouds for this model were interchangeable and used an exposed nut on the muzzle end to secure the barrel and shroud.

This design was refined into the Model 15 which still used the flanged barrel assemblies and further refinements resulted in the Model 15-2 which is the most well known as well as the best selling Dan Wesson model.

The 15-2 also introduced more barrel offerings, including lengths of 2.5, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 15 inches, venting, ribbed shrouds, shrouds with full underlugs, and plain solid shrouds. The pistols could be ordered as “Pistol Pacs” with 3 spare barrel lengths to change as needed.

The success of the .357 Magnum models coincided with significant interest from hunters and target  shooters.

Helpful Info

Regarding dates and period correctness, this item is appropriate for use from the 1980 up to the present day.

Foxtrot example shown here is a Dan Wesson Model 15-2 revolver with a fully lugged 8” barrel. It is chambered for .357 Magnum, is fitted with Pachmyer custom grips, adjustable sights and is made in stainless steel.

Film Set Notes

An added bonus with revolvers is the option of blanks loaded with black powder that gives a slower burn than smokeless loads, resulting in a bright muzzle flash, accompanied by an amount of smoke, a dramatic effect.

A revolver also has some of the most distinctive loading sounds when cylinder is snapped closed or the hammer cocked. Worth the trouble of getting some good close miked wild tracks of these sounds – it is good ‘punctuation’ in a drama soundscape.