Hammerless K, L, N frame?


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G95
April 13, 2007, 10:39 AM
am i the only one who wishes S&W would make something larger than a j frame with no exposed hammer?

i just got a 2" 327 and thought it would be so cool if it had a shrouded hammer like a 638

or maybe a 386 Sc/S with a shrouded hammer

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ATW525
April 13, 2007, 01:12 PM
The 296 was an L frame with an enclosed hammer.

rockstar.esq
April 14, 2007, 12:49 AM
I have a Taurus 445 CH which is a .44spl 5 shot (L frame) with a bobbed hammer.

Photoman
April 14, 2007, 01:01 AM
S&W Model 296 in .44 Special and Model 242 in .38 Special. Both L frames.

Otony
April 14, 2007, 01:27 AM
They made 'em, and were made with a resounding ho-hum from the general shooting public.

I sort of regret not getting one, but the couple I handled were, um, well, a hand full! It was really not as pocket oriented as one might think, at least to me, YMMV.

Stainz
April 14, 2007, 08:40 AM
I think the last MSRP I saw, early '02, for that 296 was $789. I said something a bit different from 'Ho hum!' when I saw that. Of course, during that year, it was canned... and by year's end, it was closeout priced $349 locally. Of course, I said something different then, too... "I'll take THAT one, thank you!". Neat gun... real 'kick' to shoot. Think of a 642 with +P's - on steroids.

No, if they make a hammerless - or shrouded hammer - .500 Magnum, don't count on my patronage... until those closeout prices appear, of course!

Fickle? Frugal!

Stainz

G95
April 14, 2007, 06:37 PM
i think that 242 would be the perfect pocket gun considering i can fit my 327 in my pocket only prob is the hammer

P95Carry
April 14, 2007, 08:04 PM
A good solution, per my M28, is a bobbed hammer and trigger job... makes for snag free and, smooth as butter :) I will admit there is snag potential from rear sight but never had any problem when this was a carry piece.

Sure wasn't gonna live in my pocket! :D


http://www.acbsystems.com/boards/thr/cb_gun2/m28_ctgrips_s.jpg

Stainz
April 15, 2007, 09:05 AM
To compare the 296 to the 642... and their respective ammo, 200gr GDHP (GA Arms) & 158gr +P LHPSWC (Rem):

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u307/Stainz_2007/IMG_0207-1.jpg

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