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Old October 27, 2020, 07:48 PM   #1
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Quiz: Name that K frame

Just for fun, check out the pics and name that K frame.
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Old October 27, 2020, 08:08 PM   #2
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17 or 14

I’m not sure, but it is a 3T gun!
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Old October 27, 2020, 08:29 PM   #3
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Combat Magnum (Model 19) or Combat Masterpiece (Model 15)??
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Old October 27, 2020, 09:06 PM   #4
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Either a M15 ot M15-1, with a 4-onch barrel sseeing that the holster is short??
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Old October 27, 2020, 09:44 PM   #5
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Either a M15 ot M15-1, with a 4-onch barrel sseeing that the holster is short??
a 4" gun is going to be longer than that. they're pretty big.
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Old October 27, 2020, 11:48 PM   #6
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2 1/2" or 3" Model 19-2
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Old October 28, 2020, 02:32 AM   #7
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S&W Target Hammer and trigger. Adjustable sights. Target Stocks. Blued.
That eliminates fixed sight and stainless steel models but nothing else.

Might even have the barrel extending past the end of the holster. Kind of looks like it does....

No guess. Not enough visible to pin it down to just one of the several things it might be.
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Old October 28, 2020, 04:54 AM   #8
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To add, I thought I saw it sticking out the end of the holster.

I think we need another clue. Did 19’s come 3T?
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Old October 28, 2020, 06:10 AM   #9
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Fred.

Its name is Fred.
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Old October 28, 2020, 08:56 AM   #10
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Fred.

Its name is Fred.
This sounds about right.
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Old October 28, 2020, 09:07 AM   #11
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I didn't notice the barrel sticking out. That helps solve the mystery. I was thinking it had to be a snub, but it isn't.

I was focused on the lack of a hammer nose (hammer mounted firing pin) which makes it a rim fire. The only RF K frames I could find were Models 17 and 48, but according to wiki neither of those ever came with barrels less than 4"

So it's probably a Model 17 or 48 named Fred with a barrel at least 4" long.

Here's the ebay listing for the holster. The 32 on the back of the holster means K frame with a 2" barrel, but that model will cover an entire 3" barrel.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SMITH-WESSO...53.m1438.l2649
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Old October 28, 2020, 12:55 PM   #12
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A 'K' frame is a 'K' frame. The difference between a 2 or 3 inch and a 4" M19 is the grip frame.
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Old October 28, 2020, 05:52 PM   #13
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"The difference between a 2 or 3 inch and a 4" M19 is the grip frame."

Huh? Pretty sure I've seen square butt K frame snubs, if that's what you're talking about. And sometime around 1996 S&W made the 4" K's in RB.
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Old October 29, 2020, 05:57 AM   #14
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Yes, S&W made square butt snubs.

This is my Model 12 snub with a square butt.




Smith also offered some models with 4" barrels and round butts, including the Model 12.
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Old October 29, 2020, 10:39 AM   #15
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I'm going to guess 14 based on the target goodies. There were a few 4" 14s made. If not a 15 or 19 with target options. A view of the other side of the trigger would help because the 14's trigger overtravel stop would be visible. Or not.
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Old October 29, 2020, 07:23 PM   #16
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Model 18 or 48. 4 inch?
.22 or .22mag.
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Old October 29, 2020, 08:24 PM   #17
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Heck, it could probably even be the Model 53(?) in .22 jet?

Carmady, Why would a feller want to tease us with a Guess The Revolver game when you don't know either? Hoping somebody will show up and tell us who's right is where the fun is! Haha
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Old October 29, 2020, 11:28 PM   #18
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wait.what? its NOT your gun?? You don't know what it is, either??

Bad shooter! No bullseye! boo! hiss!! Shame on you!!!

You went about the wrong way. If you invite us to play "guess this gun" you have to know what the right answer is.

Now, if you don't know what it is, you say "Help me figure out what this is..."

might as well ask us what he has in his nasssty little pocketesses, my precious!
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Old October 30, 2020, 06:01 AM   #19
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"Heck, it could probably even be the Model 53(?) in .22 jet?"

No.

The Model 53 has a very distinct hammer.

The 53 hammer has what appears to be the hollow rivet hole typical of centerfire S&Ws of this period, but it also has separate piece on the rear top of the hammer that is the selector for center/rimfire.

You can see that in these pictures:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Smith-Wesso...-/184029725073
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Old October 30, 2020, 11:46 AM   #20
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I don't know what it is, but whatever it is it's in a holster that's too short.
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My WAG (wild arsed guess) is a Model 19.

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Old October 30, 2020, 12:40 PM   #22
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Fred.

Its name is Fred.
I think Harry has a better ring to it
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Old October 30, 2020, 01:15 PM   #23
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Its a Fred. Harry is an N frame!
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Old November 3, 2020, 06:16 AM   #24
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2” model 15!
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Its a Fred. Harry is an N frame!
So would that make J-Frames Judy?
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