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Posted: 9/30/2014 10:14:48 PM EST
I'd like to convert a newly purchased trade in M10 4", to a 38spl version of a M13 3", which I can't seem to locate... Numrich and Brownells don't seem to have any 3" K frame heavy barrels... anyone know of a source?... thank you
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 10:47:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By lasnyder:
I'd like to convert a newly purchased trade in M10 4", to a 38spl version of a M13 3", which I can't seem to locate... Numrich and Brownells don't seem to have any 3" K frame heavy barrels... anyone know of a source?... thank you
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Are you aware of the differences in the three and four inch revolvers and the procedure of proper barrel installation? You will not be able to just get a 3" barrel and drop it into your gun. The ejector rod will not fit and the barrel will need fitting.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 7:56:33 AM EST
Andy... thank you.. I know there was a difference in the ejector rod length between the 2 1/2 inch barrel and the 3 inch barrel, I had a 3" M66 that foolishly was traded for a P35 High Power... I just was trying to see what kind of barrels are available... I re barreled my M25 without a problem...
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 10:19:41 AM EST
Call Smith and Wesson Customer service.


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Link Posted: 10/1/2014 10:30:24 AM EST
thank you... that was my next option... the ejector rod length of the .38 is about 1.430".... can someone measure the length on a M13/M19 or M65/ M66

I may just chop the barrel and add a 1911 dovetail to the rib...I haven't fooled with a wheel gun in a long time
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 9:54:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By lasnyder:
thank you... that was my next option... the ejector rod length of the .38 is about 1.430".... can someone measure the length on a M13/M19 or M65/ M66

I may just chop the barrel and add a 1911 dovetail to the rib...I haven't fooled with a wheel gun in a long time
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I just checked my 4" Model 19 and got 1.410"
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 11:21:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By lasnyder:
thank you... that was my next option... the ejector rod length of the .38 is about 1.430".... can someone measure the length on a M13/M19 or M65/ M66

I may just chop the barrel and add a 1911 dovetail to the rib...I haven't fooled with a wheel gun in a long time
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I think that is the much better option and probably a big improvement. You could also cut it to accept a pinned front blade. You could also get a three inch barrel and cut the ejector rod assembly and fit it.

It is possible to recrown a barrel with a larger round bullet and valve grinding compound if you do not have access to a lathe.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 6:13:06 AM EST
Xtrastout ..... thank you for checking the length

Andy D... probably what I'll do... I have access to lathe and mill... I'm pretty much dialed into carrying the Glocks, and I shoot one for USPSA competition, so it will be a project pistol that unfortunately will probably never be used
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 6:27:05 AM EST
laysnyder,

it does not matter if it will be put to serious use, making it work is the goal, figuring out a solution to a problem we create ourselves.

Project guns are an extracurricular continuing eduction and valuable hobby time...
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 5:05:09 PM EST
I've had good luck finding parts over on the smith and wesson forum. Found an essentially unused 3" barrel for my 65 for $75.
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