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Old 02-02-2020, 03:46 AM
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What's your thoughts on the value of this pack? It's a 15-2 VH 4 barrel set, barely shot, nickel plated, complete in case!
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Holy freaking wow is my thought! Factory nickel plated DW's are quite rare. A complete factory nickel plated pistol pack is the royal flush of DW revolvers.
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Wow! That’s nice.
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Nice set. DW prices are all over the place. If you can buy it for $1200, that would be good. If you own it want to sell it, put to up for $1800, you may get $1600 or 1400. Thats my best guess, sorry for the wide range.
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Old 02-02-2020, 11:59 PM
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What's your thoughts on the value of this pack? It's a 15-2 VH 4 barrel set, barely shot, nickel plated, complete in case!
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A blued dan wesson pistol pac with all the original accessories would be priced at 1600-1900. Iíve never seen a nickel pistol pac.,, so If I was selling I think i would price it at 2500+.
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Old 02-03-2020, 08:39 AM
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All the above responses are valid and honest evaluations of the DW set pictured. The blued sets (when complete) typically bring around $1500, and like others I have never seen a nickeled set. GunBroker would be the spot to return maximum dollar if you are selling, if you are buying you would be the proud owner of a seldom seen set at whatever price you need to pay. Good luck.
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Old 02-03-2020, 10:18 PM
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Well, I’m somewhat blown away by the responses. I’m 70 and wondering the value of collecting anything! I am a revolver guy, was determined to sell some cool guns. Python, Diamondback, 627 Lew Horton Hunter, 627-2 Lew Horton, a few others, including this pistol pack.
Thanks for the wake up call! May as well enjoy the special things I have! When I can’t enjoy them anymore, I’ll start selling!8
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Old 02-04-2020, 07:57 AM
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Sounds like you have a number of revolvers that are worth more than what you thought.
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I don't think I have ever even seen a picture of a nickel Dan Wesson before this.

I got no idea what it would be worth, except it would be out of my range.
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Nice set, but before I would get too excited I think you should try to find some type of providance.If a factory item vs one that was done in your buddy's plating shop would make quite a bit of difference in price.For S&W`s before anyone makes any predictions its always advised to get a factory letter. I am sure there are DW collectors that would be happy to advise and could be found with a little research. If you purchased it new with sales slip or paper work then thats a whole different story. JMO
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Old 02-06-2020, 08:37 AM
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I showed it to those at the Dan Wesson forum.
General consensus is that there is no way of telling if it was nickel plated at the factory or elsewhere.
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I suspect that getting proof from CZ-USA, the current owner of DW, would be problematic. I do not think there are detailed records of which DW revolvers came from the factory with nickel finishes. All I know is that factory nickel DW revolvers are very rare and I don't think DW actually did the nickel finishing. I'm thinking they actually used an outside service for custom finishes.
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If you buy that pistol pac I will become the oldest son that you didn't know you had Nickel plated Dan Wesson Munson Pistol Pack

I am a DW fan and currently have 2 (way too few) that I EDC and hunt with. As others have stated, nickel plated 15-2 pistol pacs are rare. Pick it up if you can afford it.

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Its Monson as in Monson Mass.


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For sure this left Munson as a blued pack. LGS said previous owner had it done through the DW factory.
Makes sense that they outsourced nickel plating, as I don't think they offered it.
Thank you all for responses and suggestions.
I think i'll just shoot it a bit for now! 2 of the 4 barrels appear as never used, I'll shoot the others!
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I saw a blued set in the box at a local gun show today .........I'm thinking the price was $650, $699...........
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Stunning !! First I've ever seen a complete set of nickel DWS.
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Well, Iím somewhat blown away by the responses. Iím 70 and wondering the value of collecting anything! I am a revolver guy, was determined to sell some cool guns. Python, Diamondback, 627 Lew Horton Hunter, 627-2 Lew Horton, a few others, including this pistol pack.
Thanks for the wake up call! May as well enjoy the special things I have! When I canít enjoy them anymore, Iíll start selling!8
I wish you to be able to enjoy them for many many years to come.And when you'll decide to sell,you'll be in an envious position to know that you've owned some of the best this world has to offer.
Congrats for a beautiful collection.
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Thanks again. I found a card in the case that had two dates, February 21, 1982, and February 27, 1982, and it is from Monson.
And yes, like a glass of fine wine, or kick *** beer, they need to be enjoyed!
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What's your thoughts on the value of this pack? It's a 15-2 VH 4 barrel set, barely shot, nickel plated, complete in case!
Absolutely awesome,wish it was mine.
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I don't think the nickel is original. The hammer and trigger should not be nickel. The very few I've seen that I know were original had black hammers and triggers.

You might want to run this by the Dan Wesson forum though. I'm not the authority.

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I don't think the nickel is original. The hammer and trigger should not be nickel. The very few I've seen that I know were original had black hammers and triggers.

You might want to run this by the Dan Wesson forum though. I'm not the authority.
I did so, and general consensus was there were no records kept. A few stated that nickel plating was done off site, and not at the Monson factory.
Odd how it had two dates on the registration card?
Who knows?
As most have said, I'll just savor for awhile
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I've seen a few nickeled DW's over the years and almost bought one, a 15-2 with custom sights.. From the pics, it looks like it's been done very well, and if I was to guess, and that's all it is, a guess, it's a factory job. The aftermarket plated guns I've seen were all done where you could tell it was aftermarket due to detail lost when the bluing was removed and the gun polished up. The hammer could be plated, or it could be from a 715 and be SS. They did odd stuff like that once in a while. There was a new 15-2 in a Vegas gun store in 1982, with a stainless hammer and trigger. Nothing noted anywhere about it, that's just how it came. I almost pulled the trigger on it, I really liked the look of it.
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