Now i've been looking at designs of different revolvers, and i'm now looking at barrels such as how to install them and all that. Anyways well looking around I ran into Dan Wesson revolvers, mainly how the barrels can be removed and exchanged very easily, considering it's pretty much a ring screwed on the end to hold a sleeve over the barrel and the barrel is just simply screwed in. Now that design I rather like because it's simple and looks very easily to work with, but the question i have about that design is how well do the barrels hold in the revolvers because i would think since they are just screwed on they could come loose come the gun firing.
So i'm wondering if any of you can answer that question about how secure the barrels are in this design.
Also correct me if i'm wrong but considering i can't find anything outside of Dan wesson revolvers using something like this, i'm guessing other revolver have barrel installed in a different and more difficult way.
The system is supposed to be perfectly good. These were among the better guns for metallic silouette shooting back in the day, and fairly popular. But i don't think anyone makes them now, the Dan Wesson brand at least has changed hands several times, and gone over to high-end 1911's a few owners back (now it's run by CZ-USA)
Your only bet is to find a used one, or any other mfg. utilizing the same or similar system.
Most revolver barrels are threaded and torqued direct into the frame, and may also be pinned in place as well. swapping out barrels becomes a complex gunsmithing job, at least if you want to have a decent finish. There is also the potential issue of indexing the sights, cutting the forcing cone and cylinder-cone gap etc. With the Dan wesson system the job is much simpler, and you can mix and match barrel lengths.
As i've read it, the DW revolvers were delivered with a torque wrench to fasten the nut just right, and it is held on from both sides to put it under tension, to avoid play and unscrewing.
thanks for the information that should prove to be very helpful in my revolver design, i just need to look into a few more revolvers and I should have a pretty good base of features I can design into mine.
Thou I need to figure out how i want it to look, man i wish i had an artist ability past a first grade level.