Dan Wesson 715 – .357 Magnum


Returning to production is the legendary Dan Wesson revolver. Regular production resumes late summer 2014.

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Product Description

Returning to regular production late summer 2014, the 715 is as it was before — designed and built to be the most accurate, rugged and versatile revolver on the market. Shipped with a 6″ barrel, the new shroud is designated the HV6, a heavy vent shroud profile that tames the .357’s recoil very well.

The double action trigger is short and relatively light, while the single action is light and crisp. The target-like SA trigger pull made the Dan Wesson revolver a favorite among competitors and hunters, and the tradition continues in the 715.

Barrel assemblies and grips are easily swapped by the shooter, and the 715 accepts grips and barrel/shroud assemblies from 15-2 model and newer revolvers.

The original Dan Wesson revolver improved on the accuracy and service life of the traditional double action revolver design in a few ways. The tensioned barrel of the DW interchangeable barrel system enhances accuracy, pulling the barrel tight like a guitar string, enabling it to vibrate at the same frequency every time. The forward crane latch, located in front of the cylinder and paired with a rear ball detent helps to ensure proper cylinder/barrel alignment during firing. Superior to the rear locking designs of other revolvers, it adds to the accuracy of the 715.

While the tensioned barrel definitely improves accuracy above other revolvers, it’s the consistent cylinder/barrel alignment that contributes most to the accuracy of the design.

Additionally, the clockwise-rotating cylinder reduces stress on the crane, since it turns in the same direction the crane locks, prolonging service life and keeping everything tight. The 715’s frame is robust, built to handle the heaviest of factory loads.

Each revolver is shipped in a custom Dan Wesson hard case. Patterned after the ever-popular Pistol Pack, each case has compartments for three additional barrel assemblies and factory-supplied barrel wrench kit.


  1. :

    I have a Dan Wesson 715w/(2″,4″ and 8″ barrels) purchased in the 90’s. It is the most accurate revolver I have ever owned. I have owned S&W, Colt, and Taurus revolvers and they have all been traded or sold. My Dan Wesson will be left to my heirs. It is the greatest!!!

  2. :

    I love the Dan Wesson look and design and finally seeing this awesome manufacturer get back to its revolver roots is such a pleasant surprise. I would kill for a 44/45 variant or mod pack for this beautiful handgun.
    I still plan to buy about 3 of these fine guns but seriously a supermag would kill me.

  3. :

    I have a Dan Wesson 44 Magnum 8″ barrel based on the serial number it was produced around 1983, this is the greatest revolver that I have ever owned. Nothing less than outstanding design and craftsmanship I cant wait until the great firearms like this return.

  4. :

    I have owned a 15-2 6″ VH barrel 357 since the late 70’s still my favorite shooter very accurate weapon. Will pass this one own to my daughter.

  5. :

    I have a Dan Wesson .357 Magnum Model 15-2, with a 6″ barrel in blue finish… The Silhouette competition barrel, and is one of the most accurate guns in my collection. I also have a Dan Wesson 44 Mag Model BA744VH4S that is my favorite handgun, not only a mean, good looking firearm, but an excellent, balanced and smooth shooting beast that puts excellent patterns on the target at distances that no other revolver brand can accomplish.
    I am looking forward to the restarting of the Revolvers of Dan Wesson, I definitely will add one of these new my collection.

  6. :

    I’ve had a 15-2 since 1982 or 83. I can’t begin to count the rounds through it an it can still run neck to neck with my T/C Contender for accuracy. Can’t wait for the large frame to return because I never can find a good .44 that’s not still way too expensive here in the Mt. West.

  7. :

    I bought a model 15-2 in the late 70s, the reason I bought it was it was 100 dollars cheaper than a Colt Python. Did I make a mistake? Yes and no. I love my danny boy it shoots like no other pistol I have ever shot. Its trigger pull is crisp the balance in your hand is excellent, recoil is tamed by the construction design of the gun. Did I make a mistake? If I had known what the future value of The Colt Pythons were going to be today yes I made a mistake and should have bough every one I cold get my hands on, truth is I should have bought every Dan Wesson I could have gotten my hands on. Its that nice of a gun to shoot!

  8. :

    I recently purchased the reintroduced Dan Wesson 715 .357 Magnum revolver and take as much pleasure in looking at this beautifully machined object as I do in firing it — for economy’s sake, 38 Specials, and when I’m feeling like having some fun, .357 Mags, a macho round if ever was one. The only problem with the mags is my need to tap the ejector rod gently to dislodge the spent casings. It’s even a treat to clean.

  9. :

    The new Dan Wesson 715 is a beautifully designed and machined revolver that’s fun to shoot. My Fiocchi .357 mag rounds, reputed to be especially boistrous, produce no more than a slight recoil, a quality I attribute to the gun’s barrel-length shroud. Nothing about the 715 is superfluous or poorly thought out.

  10. :

    Just got my new 715 and love it. Trigger is crisp with no travel and is exceptionally accurate. Better yet its serial number 8.

  11. :

    I owned both the stainless 44 and 357 from the bygone era and look forward to returning once again to Dan Wesson. My former guns were talked away from me for yet another firearm project looking for an owner and kick myself every-time I think of it. These will definitely be keepers and prohibited from leaving the gun stable. The whole reason these guns are so great beyond the above mentioned attributes is that the double action breaks exactly at the very same location that the single action breaks. It’s absolutely amazing to look at the lockwork while it is just about to fire on both single and double action (try it with the side plate removed and you’ll see what I’m talking about). It’s as if in double action the gun cocks the firearm into the single action sear notch and just a whisper more and off it goes. The absolute best single and double action pulls in an out of the box revolver and even some custom shop models too. Well a Dan Wesson is that on its own rights, a “Custom Shop Model”, but without the custom shop price to go along with it. Smithy.

  12. :

    Very excited to see that Dan Wesson is again producing a revolver. Still have my Stainless .44, Stainless .357 and Blued .22. All three have multiple sets of barrels. Bravo for bringing a classic back.

  13. :

    I have owned a Dan Wesson revolver with the 2″,4″,6″ and 8″ heavy vent barrels since 1978. A fantastic revolver. Better than Colt, Smith Wesson and all the others. Stronger that all of them and more accurate because of the design of the barrel that is secured at both ends and the front latch. Great workmanship.

  14. :

    I purchased a Dan Wesson 15-2 .357 Magnum revolver with a 6″ Vent Rib made in Monson, MA as soon as I turned 21 in early 1975. I now own S&W’s, Ruger’s, T/C Contenders and my Dan Wesson will shoot as good or better than any of them. I shot it so much I wore everything out except the frame, cylinder, shroud & grips. I returned it to the factory where they rebuilt it & re-blued it all for $265.00! I shot a few boxes of .357’s in it & now it lives in a place of honor in my gun safe, in retirement until my grand daughter is old enough to take ownership of it. Also I have a Dan Wesson 10″ Model 40 VH .357 Maximum also made in Monson, MA. It was given to me Christmas of 1982 by my wife. It is more accurate than my 10″ T/C Contender .357 Remington Maximum barrel. I have lost count of the deer I have taken with that revolver. I also had a I also had an 8″ Model 44 44 Magnum that like a fool I sold. It was more accurate than my S&W Model 29. I wish DW would go back to building these large frame revolvers!!!!!!! Hey, CZ, please listen to us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. :

    I have a 357 and 44. I have the 2.5, 4, 6 and 8 inch barrels for the 357. The 44 is a 4 inch. Great to see them back. I would like a chance to see the 41 and the 445 supermag come back.

  16. :

    Owned a stainless .41 mag with 8″VH barrel and shroud, back in the metallic silhouette haydays. Was really excited when I heard DW was coming back out with the revolver. As an employee of the new Buds Gunshop & Range TN, I keep waiting for one of these beauties to hit the shelves. You can bet, I will be all over that firearm admiring and pointing out all of the features and benefits to it’s new owner.

  17. :

    Am really excited to see the DW revolver return. In the early 80’s during the course of a year, I ended up buying “one of each”, the .22, the .357, and the .44, all with various length barrels including the compensated .44 in 8″. I will be looking for the new revolver to become available because all three of my current DW’s are blued and I would really like one in stainless. Hey CZ/DW, how about bringing back the .22 in stainless real soon?

  18. :

    I bought both a .22 and a .357 Models 15-2 back in the 70’s and I can say they are the best revolvers I have ever shot. Their accuracy is amazing! Their craftsmanship is unequaled! Very easy to shoot the .22 then pick up the .357 and have the same results. When able ,I will definitely purchase the new 715 to pass on as a Family heirloom! Thanks CZ for bringing back the best made Revolver in the US!

  19. :

    I picked up a 44 with a 10 inch barrel several years ago because the price was right. I have been harangueing the factory, dealers and reps ever since to get them to make it again. What a thrill to see the 715 come back. I live in California so I will have to wait for a change in the laws, but I will wait.

  20. :

    In a word ,awesome……..!!!! Please bring back the big bores???? Would love to have one in .45 colt ,and if it had a .45 acp conversion cylinder as well !????! Pricless……..!!!

  21. :

    I own several Dan Wesson’s and without a doubt they are the most accurate revolvers I own, the only problem with them is when I miss, I can’t blame the gun.
    The 10″ .44 mag will deliver 3″ groups at 100 yards off a rest all day long. It is all ever deer hunt with. Never had to take a second shot to put venison in the freezer.
    Thanks for building them again, now just add .22’s (LR and Magnum) and .41/.44 magnum to the line.

  22. :

    I bought my Dan Wesson 357 in 1980.This is by far the best pistol I have ever owned. The style is legendary, the perfect look. At the pistol range I am often asked by younger shooters what type of pistol is this. I have the pleasure to introduce them to Dan Wesson. When they learn of the unique features of this mighty pistol they rightfully plan to purchase one. Thank you CZ for your wise decision to bring back a great revolver. Yes, I plan to buy another Dan Wesson.

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    I have owned several Dan Wessons starting in the late 80s. My favorite is my 7445 SM, which will shoot 3/4″ groups at 50 yds and with judicious hand-made brass and custom crimp grooves can push 240 JHPs close to 1900 fps. 300 hard cast slugs approach 1700 fps. Not as potent as a S&W 500, but for a 1980s revolver pretty darrn potent! I also have the 722 Silhouette, which is a fun gun and although finnicky about loads, it is crazy accurate with the right load. My biggest regret is selling my 715 Gold Series and I am still trying to convince the person who has it to sell it back to me! Might just have to replce it with one of these new ones …

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