Picked up another K frame


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armedcitizen
June 5, 2006, 12:29 PM
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.

http://www.parkcitiestactical.com/album//00001552/MVC001F.JPG

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miko
June 5, 2006, 01:07 PM
Congratulations.
But what the heck is "pinned and recessed"?

miko

armedcitizen
June 5, 2006, 01:20 PM
I had the same question a few months back!

Pinned and recessed=barrel is pinned to the frame, back of cylinder is recessed so cartridges sit flush with the cylinder.

Someone with more knowledge than me can tell you when Smith stopped doing this.

Here's the thread from last year. Bluesbear has a good pic posted in it that shows the difference:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=118883

JNewell
June 5, 2006, 07:36 PM
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".

Shear_stress
June 5, 2006, 08:27 PM
Great catch!

Huskerz85
June 5, 2006, 08:29 PM
Nice looking grips in that pic.........K's are always beauts there. Enjoy shooting :)

Croyance
June 5, 2006, 09:57 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.

xx78
June 9, 2006, 01:12 PM
Good looking Smith. Enjoy your new M 13-1 in good health.

dispatch
June 9, 2006, 11:38 PM
A man can never have too many. Nice looking revolver!

MachIVshooter
June 10, 2006, 12:32 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;)

robert garner
June 10, 2006, 12:38 PM
Drool!
whats wrong with the grips?
They would go well on my sons k-22,,nudge nudge,hint hint!

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