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Posted: 3/16/2011 11:25:02 AM EST
I picked up a 1975 Colt MK III Lawman in .357 today that was caught in a fire. I'm going to fix this bad boy up as much as I can, but I have a question on frame design. Specifically, are the frames different between the 4" and 2" barrel models? I ask because all of the 2" guns I've seen have a round butt frame with the 4" and 6" have squared. Did Colt redesign the frame for the 2" or did they simply round the butt on existing square frames?

I really like the style of the round butt frame found on the 2" Lawman and if the factory simply rounded off standard frames than I would like to do it to this pistol. I'll get some pics up of it as it is now before I start messing with it when I get the chance. I'm really looking forward to this project since this will be my first Colt.

Thanks!
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 2:37:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/16/2011 2:38:00 PM EST by JohnRippert]
If it burned enough to kill the grips I would be really leery of the possibility of heat treatment problems with that revolver. How bad was the fire it was in?
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 4:13:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By JohnRippert:
If it burned enough to kill the grips I would be really leery of the possibility of heat treatment problems with that revolver. How bad was the fire it was in?


I probably should have been more specific on the fire part. The only real damage to the pistol is pitting and cosmetics. The springs all still function fine as they should and the pistol didn't have any grips to begin with (according to him). Still, I'm going to take it to a machine shop and it tested for hardness, which I'm positive it will be fine.
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