Stopped by the shop last week on a whim, found this that someone had traded the day before. 1977 13-1, pinned and recessed. Other than the grips, she's a beauty. Grips will be replaced soon. This is my first pinned and recessed Smith--a nice addition to my small collection.
Did the same this weekend with a 3" Model 65-3 which is right at the very beginning of the non-P&R production. I really like these K-frames. It joins a 66-1 2 1/2" and a 13-5 3".
June 5, 2006, 09:27 PM
June 5, 2006, 09:29 PM
Nice looking grips in that pic.........K's are always beauts there. Enjoy shooting :)
June 5, 2006, 10:57 PM
S&W pinned the barrel initially because they thought it might unscrew from the force of a .357 magnum.
The recessed cylinders were to give more support to the base of the case.
It was found that neither was necessary and so they disappeared in a cloud of cost cutting.
They might not be needed, but they seem to be taken as signs of an era when more time was taken for workmanship - just like the flat serrated trigger on that 13-1. I just like the look of the recessed cylinders.
June 9, 2006, 02:12 PM
Good looking Smith. Enjoy your new M 13-1 in good health.
June 10, 2006, 12:38 AM
A man can never have too many. Nice looking revolver!
June 10, 2006, 01:32 PM
K-frames are addictive. I picked up a 65-3 4" ($280) in February and just last week a 19-4 4" ($199). Amazing how folks will unload these artworks to the local gunstore for pennies. I just can't understand how beat-up 2nd gen Glock 9mm can demand more money than a 95-98% K-frame. The used market is a funny thing. Now I just need to find someone who doesn't know anything about their 5-screw M29;)
June 10, 2006, 01:38 PM
whats wrong with the grips?
They would go well on my sons k-22,,nudge nudge,hint hint!
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