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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 7/25/2003 10:48:11 AM EST
Is there an easy way to determine the frame size on a S&W revolver? Markings??
I have an older "Elliot Ness" style .38 the wife wants to shoot in IDPA. Need to get a holster and some better grips.
It looks like the same frame as my model 19. Same speed loaders fit.
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 10:57:42 AM EST
If it is the same size as your model 19, it is a K-Frame.
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 4:40:35 AM EST
Here's a picture that might help determine relative frame sizes for some common Colt & S&W revolvers. From the top:
S&W K frame
Colt D Frame
Colt E Frame
S&W N frame

Link Posted: 7/28/2003 2:00:44 PM EST
Here is an oversimplification.
J frame= 5 shot 38/357
K frame= 6 shot 38/357(and 22)
L frame= 6 or 7 shot 357(and discontinued 696 .44sp)
N frame= 357/41,44,45,10mm,6 to 8 shot,
All .38 Military&Police models are K frame.
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