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Dan Wesson

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Dsmith, Feb 13, 2014.

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    What are peoples thoughts on these please guys
     
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    Ooo er misses. Lol
     
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    I love them, but the pawls are made of something akin to cheese which means they wear out and then the cylinders don't index :(
     
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    Pawls? Cylinders index? Sorry im new to all this lol
     
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    Indexing is when the cylinder turns. The part that turns the cylinder is a pawl. Pawl wears-cylinder does not turn when you cock the weapon or pull the trigger.
     
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    Are they that bad really?
     
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    They can suffer from above issues but a bloke over on the Umarex forum was making some hardened ones that where near impossible to mess up.
     
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    No, I love mine! Just that they do wear.
     
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    I had a go of one at the Solware open day, I thought it was quite rubbish.

    It felt cheap and tacky compared to my old Mod .586
     
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    Hhhmmm interesting. Cheers peeps
     
  11. Alexdermietzel

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    It wont be as high quality or as reliable as the umarex 586/686. Since the dan wesson is a bb shooter, the umarex will also be more accurate too. I'm sure the novelty of the shell loading system runs out pretty quickly, probably gets very irritating after a while.
     
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    Hi tthese pistol are quite accurate and fun to shoot, the only thing is that the pawl can wear down easily, but this can be sorted as there is a guy called bigjob makes these pawls and they are spot on and there is hardly any wear to them. But otherwise a great pistol.
    Atb kev02 :thumb:
     
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    Cheers for the comments peeps. Ive been looking at an alternative.
     
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    As said, it's a bb and no way comparable to the S&W 586 (which is pellet) but new prices are almost £100 cheaper than the S&W 586. Not that much of a difference if looking at the second hand market though
     

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