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    Just like the title says looking on value for this revolver that a co-working is thinking of trading for. He says its stainless double action 8 inch barrel in 30-40 Krag ported barrel Limited edition of 50. I can't find any info on the value of it any help would be appreciated.

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    30-40 Krag in a pistol? That's GOTTA hurt! I shoot one in a Browning 1895 and it is a healthy kick even with that platform...

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    Just guessing but figure this pistol is a 357 or 445 super mag that uses either 444marlin or 30-40 brass to make the case for loading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    Just guessing but figure this pistol is a 357 or 445 super mag that uses either 444marlin or 30-40 brass to make the case for loading.
    Super Mag would also be my guess.
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    He needs to post on the dan wesson forums as they will know. I have never seen a Dan in this chambering - it could be a very
    expensive firearm. I would not pass it up for the right price. e.
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    A Dan Wesson revolver in 30-40 Krag??? I don't think so.

    DWs were made in modern calibers and I'd say not even a 38-40 (which is a revolver cartridge) which is much more likely. I'm sure a revolver in that large rifle caliber would not work at all.
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    I'm sitting here with a 30-40 Krag round right beside me.

    It's NOT happening in any revolver I've seen, much less a DW.

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    If I remember correctly, BFR's were available in 30-40 for a while. It may have been the earlier D-Max versions before Magnum Research bought them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunbugs View Post
    If I remember correctly, BFR's were available in 30-40 for a while. It may have been the earlier D-Max versions before Magnum Research bought them out.
    Iíve only seen the 45-70, 500S&W, and 460S&W in the BFRs. I suppose 34-40 could work if loaded real short COL, the current model cylinder isnít but about .150Ē longer than a 30-40 case though.

    In a Dan Wesson itís got to be a Super-Mag, for those you use a 30-40 case turned down and shortened. So someone not knowing what they are looking at and reading the head stamp . . .
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    I'm guessing its a super mag also. I asked him 3 times if he was sure it was a full size 30-40 rifle round as he was describing it to me over the phone. I'm guessing that its a cut down case to make the 445supermag ammo. Thank you for all the responses have a good day.

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    The brass was a pain to make but the 30-40 brass was easier than the 444marlin. I'm thinking someone still makes 445 runs of brass from time to time.
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    Ok. That would make sense. 30-40 brass for the 445. We can buy good super mag brass nor. Yes DW revolvers are fine equipment. Lots gun there for a novice though.
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    Do a search for "The Dan Wesson Forum". You'll find some real DW collectors and know it alls (no one knows it all when it comes to DWs, they did a lot of different things!). Nice bunch of guys that frequent that site.

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    It appears the BFR's I was thinking of were 30-30's, not 30-40's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunbugs View Post
    It appears the BFR's I was thinking of were 30-30's, not 30-40's.
    Ya I do remember 30-30 now that you say that.
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