K Frame N frame and J frame

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K Frame N frame and J frame

Postby cmgee67 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:49 am

How do you tell which frame your revolver is? Does it even matter?
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Re: K Frame N frame and J frame

Postby Jusme » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:54 am

Here is a link that lucky gunner has giving brief descriptions of the different frames, and the models in each category:

http://www.luckygunner.com/lounge/guide ... revolvers/
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Re: K Frame N frame and J frame

Postby Abraham » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:08 am

Jusme,

Thanks for the link, I too have wondered the differences of the various alphabet revolvers.

It would be less confusing if they stamped them with a J or a K or what have you for the ignorant masses like me...

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Re: K Frame N frame and J frame

Postby Jusme » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:13 am

Abraham wrote:Jusme,

Thanks for the link, I too have wondered the differences of the various alphabet revolvers.

It would be less confusing if they stamped them with a J or a K or what have you for the ignorant masses like me...



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Yeah it shouldn't be too hard to stamp L-686 for example, on them, but I guess they like to keep us confused. :???:

You need a chart for the designations, because the numbers don't really give you much of a hint as to frame size.
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Re: K Frame N frame and J frame

Postby cmgee67 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:30 am

Wow thanks jusme! That totally answered my question. I have always been so confused when people refer to their wheel guns as different letters and now I know.
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Re: K Frame N frame and J frame

Postby Middle Age Russ » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:22 am

... and then you get into the Colt DA revolvers with other frame size designations like "I" and "D".
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Re: K Frame N frame and J frame

Postby The Annoyed Man » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:09 pm

Middle Age Russ wrote:... and then you get into the Colt DA revolvers with other frame size designations like "I" and "D".

And the term "J-frame" has become more or less synonymous with "snubbie"............except when it is a K-frame snubbie .......... :lol: But seriously, "J-frame" has become so synonymous with snubbie that I've even see people use the term to describe snubbies made by manufacturers other than S&W, even though "J-frame" is a S&W term.

Years ago, I once owned an aluminum framed Model 12 Airweight .38 Special snubbie, based on a K-frame.
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Re: K Frame N frame and J frame

Postby Abraham » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:52 pm

Teletubbies prefer snubbies.

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Re: K Frame N frame and J frame

Postby cmgee67 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:25 pm

Abraham wrote:Teletubbies prefer snubbies.

Hotties prefer shotties.


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Re: K Frame N frame and J frame

Postby bulletslap » Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:04 pm

S&W has some I and X frames, also.


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Re: K Frame N frame and J frame

Postby RossA » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:32 pm

I wonder what happened to all of the A-I frames? :confused5
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