Dan Wesson Model 15-VH

     Notes: This is a well-made Dan Wesson revolver with a blued finish and chambered for .357 Magnum/.38 Special.  The “VH” part of the nomenclature stands for Ventilated Heavy; the weapon has a heavy barrel with a ventilated sighting rib and a barrel weight.  The weapon has a number of interchangeable barrels of varying lengths, which can be removed and replaced at will (a Dan Wesson signature feature); the length in inches is indicated by the number after the “VH”.  The weapon also comes in a stainless steel finish, known as the Model 715-VH.

    The Model 15-V is basically the same as the Model-VH, without the barrel weighting. This makes the revolver slightly smaller and a bit lighter in weight.

    The Model 715 is the new iteration of the Model 15-VH, brought back after the integration with CZ.  It is essentially the same weapon as the Model 15VH; indeed, pains have been taken to make it faithful to the original.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Model 15-VH2.5

.357 and .38 Special

0.91 kg

6 Cylinder

$164

Model 15-VH4

.357 and .38 Special

1.05 kg

6 Cylinder

$177

Model 15-VH6

.357 and .38 Special

1.19 kg

6 Cylinder

$201

Model 15-VH8

.357 and .38 Special

1.33 kg

6 Cylinder

$218

Model 15-VH10

.357 and .38 Special

1.56 kg

6 Cylinder

$238

Set of 5 Barrels

NA

1.67 kg

NA

$311

Model 15-V2.5

.357 and .38 Special

0.85 kg

6 Cylinder

$164

Model 15-V4

.357 and .38 Special

0.94 kg

6 Cylinder

$177

Model 15-V6

.357 and .38 Special

1.02 kg

6 Cylinder

$201

Model 15-V8

.357 and .38 Special

1.11 kg

6 Cylinder

$218

Model 15-V10

.357 and .38 Special

1.28 kg

6 Cylinder

$238

Set of 5 Barrels

NA

1.56 kg

NA

$311

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Model 15-VH2.5 (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

3

Model 15-VH2.5 (.38)

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

3

Model 15-VH4 (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Model 15-VH4 (.38)

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

Model 15-VH6 (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Model 15-VH6 (.38)

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

13

Model 15-VH8 (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

18

Model 15-VH8 (.38)

DAR

2

2-Nil

2

3

Nil

16

Model 15-VH10 (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

23

Model 15-VH10 (.38)

DAR

2

2-Nil

2

3

Nil

21

Model 15-V2.5 (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

3

Model 15-V2.5 (.38)

DAR

1

Nil

1

4

Nil

3

Model 15-V4 (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

7

Model 15-V4 (.38)

DAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

7

Model 15-V6 (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

14

Model 15-V6 (.38)

DAR

2

Nil

1

4

Nil

13

Model 15-V8 (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

18

Model 15-V8 (.38)

DAR

2

2-Nil

2

4

Nil

16

Model 15-V10 (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

23

 

Dan Wesson Model 22-VH

     Notes: Similar in design to the Model 15-VH, the Model 22-VH fires .22 Long Rifle ammunition, and has a blued finish with a heavy barrel with a ventilated sighting rib.  It has interchangeable barrels like the Model 15-VH, and a stainless steel version known as the Model 722-VH. The Model 22-V is the same idea as the Model 15-V, being a Model 22-VH without the weighted barrel, making it lighter and slightly less bulky.

     A newer variant of the Model 22-V, the Small Frame Series is similar to the Model 22-V, but is available in more chamberings.  The Small Frame Series slightly lighter then the Model 22-V (in its base, smallest-caliber form), and has refinements such as Hogue rubber ergonomic grips and target-quality adjustable sights.  Finish may be blued or stainless steel; SRS-1 laser engraving is optional and the form of the engraving is usually customized for the buyer.  The barrel is strengthened by its large barrel lug/cylinder pin shroud. This version does not have interchangeable barrels.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The Model 22-VH-10 and the Small Frame Series do not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Model 22-VH2.5

.22 Long Rifle

1.02 kg

6 Cylinder

$71

Model 22-VH4

.22 Long Rifle

1.16 kg

6 Cylinder

$86

Model 22-VH6

.22 Long Rifle

1.33 kg

6 Cylinder

$106

Model 22-VH8

.22 Long Rifle

1.53 kg

6 Cylinder

$127

Model 22-VH10

.22 Long Rifle

1.64 kg

6 Cylinder

$147

Set of 5 Barrels

NA

1.67 kg

NA

$375

Model 22-V2.5

.22 Long Rifle

0.95 kg

6 Cylinder

$71

Model 22-V4

.22 Long Rifle

1.05 kg

6 Cylinder

$86

Model 22-V6

.22 Long Rifle

1.16 kg

6 Cylinder

$106

Model 22-V8

.22 Long Rifle

1.31 kg

6 Cylinder

$127

Model 22-V10

.22 Long Rifle

1.36 kg

6 Cylinder

$147

Set of 5 Barrels

NA

1.56 kg

NA

$375

Small Frame-2.5

.22 Long Rifle

0.91 kg

6 Cylinder

$71

Small Frame-4

.22 Long Rifle

1.03 kg

6 Cylinder

$87

Small Frame-6

.22 Long Rifle

1.18 kg

6 Cylinder

$108

Small Frame-8

.22 Long Rifle

1.36 kg

6 Cylinder

$129

Small Frame-10

.22 Long Rifle

1.46 kg

6 Cylinder

$150

Small Frame-2.5

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.92 kg

6 Cylinder

$87

Small Frame-4

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

1.04 kg

6 Cylinder

$103

Small Frame-6

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

1.19 kg

6 Cylinder

$124

Small Frame-8

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

1.37 kg

6 Cylinder

$145

Small Frame-10

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

1.47 kg

6 Cylinder

$165

Small Frame-2.5

.32 H&R Magnum

1.15 kg

6 Cylinder

$122

Small Frame-4

.32 H&R Magnum

1.3 kg

6 Cylinder

$138

Small Frame-6

.32 H&R Magnum

1.49 kg

6 Cylinder

$159

Small Frame-8

.32 H&R Magnum

1.72 kg

6 Cylinder

$180

Small Frame-10

.32 H&R Magnum

1.84 kg

6 Cylinder

$201

Small Frame-2.5

.32-20 Winchester

1.24 kg

6 Cylinder

$138

Small Frame-4

.32-20 Winchester

1.4 kg

6 Cylinder

$154

Small Frame-6

.32-20 Winchester

1.6 kg

6 Cylinder

$175

Small Frame-8

.32-20 Winchester

1.85 kg

6 Cylinder

$196

Small Frame-10

.32-20 Winchester

1.98 kg

6 Cylinder

$216

Small Frame-2.5

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.3 kg

6 Cylinder

$163

Small Frame-4

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.47 kg

6 Cylinder

$178

Small Frame-6

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.68 kg

6 Cylinder

$199

Small Frame-8

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.94 kg

6 Cylinder

$220

Small Frame-10

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

2.08 kg

6 Cylinder

$241

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Model 22-VH2.5

DAR

-1

Nil

0

2

Nil

4

Model 22-VH4

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

Model 22-VH6

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

11

Model 22-VH8

DAR

1

Nil

1

1

Nil

15

Model 22-VH10

DAR

1

Nil

2

1

Nil

18

Model 22-V2.5

DAR

-1

Nil

0

2

Nil

4

Model 22-V4

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

Model 22-V6

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

11

Model 22-V8

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

15

Model 22-V10

DAR

1

Nil

2

2

Nil

18

Small Frame-2.5 (.22 LR)

DAR

-1

Nil

0

2

Nil

4

Small Frame-4 (.22 LR)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

Small Frame-6 (.22 LR)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

11

Small Frame-8 (.22 LR)

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

15

Small Frame-10 (.22 LR)

DAR

1

Nil

2

2

Nil

18

Small Frame-2.5 (.22 WMR)

DAR

-1

Nil

0

2

Nil

3

Small Frame-4 (.22 WMR)

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

6

Small Frame-6 (.22 WMR)

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

10

Small Frame-8 (.22 WMR)

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

13

Small Frame-10 (.22 WMR)

DAR

1

Nil

2

2

Nil

17

Small Frame-2.5 (.32 Magnum)

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

4

Small Frame-4 (.32 Magnum)

DAR

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

8

Small Frame-6 (.32 Magnum)

DAR

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

13

Small Frame-8 (.32 Magnum)

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

18

Small Frame-10 (.32 Magnum)

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

23

Small Frame-2.5 (.32-20)

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

2

Small Frame-4 (.32-20)

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

5

Small Frame-6 (.32-20)

DAR

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

10

Small Frame-8 (.32-20)

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

13

Small Frame-10 (.32-20)

DAR

2

Nil

2

2

Nil

17

Small Frame-2.5 (.38)

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

3

Small Frame-4 (.38)

DAR

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

Small Frame-6 (.38)

DAR

2

2-Nil

1

2

Nil

12

Small Frame-8 (.38)

DAR

2

2-Nil

2

2

Nil

16

Small Frame-10 (.38)

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

21

Small Frame-2.5 (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

2

Nil

3

Small Frame-4 (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

2

Nil

7

Small Frame-6 (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

1

2

Nil

13

Small Frame-8 (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

19

Small Frame-10 (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

24

 

Dan Wesson Model 44-VH

     Notes: One of Dan Wesson’s heaviest handguns, the Model 44-VH is designed to fire the powerful .44 Magnum cartridge.  Like the VH revolvers, it has barrel weighting, a ventilated sighting rib, and comes in blued or stainless steel finishes. 

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The Model 44-VH10 does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Model 44-VH4

.44 Magnum and .44 Special

1.39 kg

6 Cylinder

$227

Model 44-VH6

.44 Magnum and .44 Special

1.59 kg

6 Cylinder

$247

Model 44-VH8

.44 Magnum and .44 Special

1.81 kg

6 Cylinder

$267

Model 44-VH10

.44 Magnum and .44 Special

1.96 kg

6 Cylinder

$288

Set of 4 Barrels

NA

1.59 kg

Nil

$375

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Model 44-VH4 (.44 Magnum)

DAR

4

1-Nil

1

3

Nil

9

Model 44-VH4 (.44 Special)

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

8

Model 44-VH6 (.44 Magnum)

DAR

4

1-Nil

1

4

Nil

16

Model 44-VH6 (.44 Special)

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

14

Model 44-VH8 (.44 Magnum)

DAR

4

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

22

Model 44-VH8 (.44 Special)

DAR

2

2-Nil

2

4

Nil

19

Model 44-VH10 (.44 Magnum)

DAR

4

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

28

Model 44-VH10 (.44 Special)

DAR

2

2-Nil

2

4

Nil

25

 

Dan Wesson NYI-357 Hunter Pack II

     Notes: The Hunter Pack II is, as the name suggests, intended to be a pack gun for hunters, able to be used for hunting as well as self-defense against animals.  It is a large revolver with a long barrel, and is a powerful handgun with excellent range.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon does not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Hunter Pack II

.357 Magnum and .38 Special

1.81 kg

6 Cylinder

$218

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Hunter Pack II (.357)

DAR

3

1-Nil

2

2

Nil

18

Hunter Pack II (.38)

DAR

2

2-Nil

2

2

Nil

16

 

Dan Wesson SuperMag

     Notes: This heavy revolver was designed to fire the SuperMag cartridges designed by Elgin Gates: .357 Maximum (also known as .357 SuperMag) and .445 SuperMag.  They are large, heavy revolvers, with the long barrels necessary to properly use the powerful rounds.  The have a ventilated barrel rib, adjustable trigger stop, micrometer adjustable rear sights, and internal and external safeties.  They are built from heavy stainless steel and have walnut, rubber, or Pachmayr grips.  They are definitely a handful.

     Dan Wesson’s original company went out of business in 1995, mostly due to competition from cheaper revolvers by competitors (the real-world price of Dan Wesson revolvers has always been rather high), and an ill-conceived restructuring of the company.  New York International Corporation took over the Dan Wesson name, formed a new Dan Wesson Firearms, and sold Dan Wesson’s design until the early 2000s, but this new venture eventually also failed.  In 2005, CZ-USA bought Dan Wesson Firearms and in 2006 began to produce the SuperMag, Hunter Pack, and Pistol Pack series again, with the designs basically unchanged from the originals.

     One new version of the SuperMag was built after Dan Wesson merged with CZ: the Alaskan Guide.  This version is a lighter model, and comes only with a 4-inch heavy barrel.  The front sight blade is set back from the muzzle, to help accommodate barrel porting atop the barrel.  The rear sight is micrometer-adjustable, and the grips are Hogue rubber ergonomic grips.  The rear sight also has a white outline, and the front ramp sight is red-striped on the rear.  Despite its powerful chamberings and lesser weight, the Alaskan Guide is quite controllable.

     Twilight 2000 notes: Of course, CZ-USA does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline, and neither do their versions of Dan Wesson’s revolvers.  In addition, the New York International Corporation buyout of Dan Wesson Firearms also never took place.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

SuperMag (4” Barrel)

.357 Maximum

1.71 kg

6 Cylinder

$203

SuperMag (6” Barrel)

.357 Maximum

1.78 kg

6 Cylinder

$223

SuperMag (8” Barrel)

.357 Maximum

1.85 kg

6 Cylinder

$244

SuperMag (10” Barrel)

.357 Maximum

1.92 kg

6 Cylinder

$264

SuperMag (4” Barrel)

.445 SuperMag

2.01 kg

6 Cylinder

$268

SuperMag (6” Barrel)

.445 SuperMag

2.07 kg

6 Cylinder

$288

SuperMag (8” Barrel)

.445 SuperMag

2.13 kg

6 Cylinder

$308

SuperMag (10” Barrel)

.445 SuperMag

2.19 kg

6 Cylinder

$329

Alaskan Guide

.44 Magnum and .44 Special

1.53 kg

6 Cylinder

$253

Alaskan Guide

.445 SuperMag

1.53 kg

6 Cylinder

$294

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

SuperMag (4”, .357)

DAR

3

1-2-Nil

1

2

Nil

7

SuperMag (6”, .357)

DAR

3

1-2-Nil

1

2

Nil

12

SuperMag (8”, .357)

DAR

3

1-2-Nil

2

2

Nil

18

SuperMag (10”, .357)

DAR

3

1-2-Nil

2

3

Nil

22

SuperMag (4”, .445)

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

1

3

Nil

8

SuperMag (6”, .445)

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

2

3

Nil

14

SuperMag (8”, .445)

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

2

3

Nil

21

SuperMag (10”, .445)

DAR

5

1-2-Nil

2

3

Nil

28

Alaskan Guide (.44 Special)

DAR

2

Nil

1

2

Nil

8

Alaskan Guide (.44 Magnum)

DAR

4

1-Nil

1

2

Nil

9

Alaskan Guide (.445)

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

1

3

Nil

8