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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 11/16/2003 7:45:37 PM EDT
Anyone know? I used to carry a 2 1/2inch 686 IWB and I miss it. So I'm thinking of getting a 4in wheel gun and was wondering if I could squeeze a 44 in there. Also, does anyone know where you can get some quality leather for a 4 incher IWB?
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 5:24:48 PM EDT
The usual suspects will have holsters available: Galco, DeSantis, Milt Sparks, etc.

A 6 shot .44 will certainly be bigger, a 5 shot .44 might be pretty close to the same size.

Or you could go to a gun shop or gun show & actually look yourself, eh?
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 5:53:14 PM EDT
I know the 6 shot 629 is gonna be bigger but I would like just a measurement to get an idea of how much. I don't think the guys at the gun show would like me too much if I stick one of their pistols down my pants. I tried asking the S&W people but they don't seem to be too interested in replying to emails.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 6:07:22 PM EDT
By the way, Galco does NOT have an IWB holster for 4 inch 686.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 6:09:19 PM EDT
I don't own any L-frames (I'll need to remedy that deficiency eventually) but I own plenty of N and K frame S&W revolvers.

Measured the cylinders on some N-frames (28, 610, 625, 627 (8X), 629, fluted and unfluted) and got a nominal diameter of 1.71"

Measured the cyliders on some K-frames (17, 19, 66) and got a nominal diameter of 1.45"

I presume that the L-frame would fall midway between the two.
Link Posted: 11/19/2003 6:27:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2003 6:28:34 PM EDT by shotgun]
So we're talkin' 2 tenths of an inch? That's nothin'. Thanks a lot for taking the time out to measure your pistolas for me. You do need to remidy that horrible problem you got. Wait a minute...I got the same problem.
Link Posted: 11/23/2003 7:03:39 AM EDT
Yes my L frame 586 is 1& 1/2 ,so right between the K and N frame is a good call!

Bob
Link Posted: 12/11/2003 11:00:59 PM EDT
Can I convert my 629 to 40S&W or 45ACP? If so who would you recommend? Thanks
Link Posted: 12/12/2003 5:14:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AZGUNNER:
Can I convert my 629 to 40S&W or 45ACP? If so who would you recommend? Thanks



Sure. It would require replacing the barrel and cylinder (parts from a 610 for 40/10mm, parts from a 625 for 45ACP), and retiming the action. ANy gunsmith who knows S&W could do it.

By the time you got done paying for parts and labor, you would be better off just selling the 629 and buying a 610 or 625.
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