Explanation of revolver frame types


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anapex
July 14, 2003, 01:17 PM
Ok I've been shooting since I was a little scrub but I haven't had much experience with revolvers. Could someone explain to me the differences between the frame types available(IE: J-frame, N-frame, etc.)? And how do you tell which revolver is what frame type?

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Tamara
July 14, 2003, 01:33 PM
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bountyhunter
July 15, 2003, 03:32 PM
Ok I've been shooting since I was a little scrub but I haven't had much experience with revolvers. Could someone explain to me the differences between the frame types available(IE: J-frame, N-frame, etc.)? And how do you tell which revolver is what frame type?

J = small frame, mostly snubbies, use a coil mainspring.

K = medium frame like model 66, mostly .38 / .357.

L = larger than K, used for the 686 size guns (.357)

N = Large frame, used for the model 27/28 .357 and the Dirty Harry (model 19) .44 mag

Majic
July 15, 2003, 05:10 PM
Actually Colt's medium frames are the E, I, J, and the AA.
Colt's large frames are the New Service frame and the MM.

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