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

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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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Re: K Frame N frame and J frame

Postby Whiskey Tango » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:02 pm

As far as I know, this list is complete:

I-Frame (small) Models
J-Frame (small) Models
K-Frame (medium) Models
L-Frame (medium-large) Models
M-Frame (extra small old) Models
N-Frame (large) Models
X-Frame (extra large) Models
Z-Frame (Governor)

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Re: K Frame N frame and J frame

Postby Lena » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:31 pm

Well what about my 4 & 5 screw "S" Frame models?
Then the round and square butt versions of some, they all need to be added for the list to be more complete
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Re: K Frame N frame and J frame

Postby The Annoyed Man » Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:51 pm

Lena wrote:Well what about my 4 & 5 screw "S" Frame models?
Then the round and square butt versions of some, they all need to be added for the list to be more complete

OK, now you're just messing with us...... :lol:
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Re: K Frame N frame and J frame

Postby Take Down Sicko » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:05 pm

On my S and W 686...When i removed the wood grips it had the year it was made on the under side of the steel grip part.


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