Got a 3" K-frame?


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Marko Kloos
August 19, 2003, 03:39 PM
Every time I pick up a 3" K-frame, I am amazed at how well these things balance and point. I think the 3" barrel is definitely the "sweet spot" for a carry revolver. The K-frame Magnums, in particular, are the best carry revolvers ever made, IMHO. They are just big enough to be truly useful, and just small enough to be easily carried. They offer just enough barrel for a full-length ejector stroke, and the round butt makes them easier to conceal than their SB counterparts.

Got a 3" K-frame to show off?

Here's mine...a Model 65HB.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=442919

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BowStreetRunner
August 19, 2003, 03:44 PM
i dont have a k frame but looking at that pic makes me want one :D
sweet pic kloos
BSR

Brian D.
August 19, 2003, 05:27 PM
Mine's a three inch model 66; they've made several runs of these over the years, it just doesn't make it into regular, full-time production. Mine's from the second batch or so, early '90s maybe? Nowadays, there's a 3" with a Hi-Viz sight up front that may be a production item, not sure...

Hutch
August 19, 2003, 05:30 PM
No pics, but lots to brag on....

A bobbed hammer M65, a nickel M13, a blue M547, and.... wait for it...
a PC13. Trouble with the PC13 is, I'm afraid to tote it for fear of lessening its value. It's prob'ly the only truly rare firearm I own. Marko, what's the state of custody of the one you have or had?

RUT
August 19, 2003, 06:29 PM
Beautiful grips! Who made 'em??

Tnx--RUT

Boiler_G
August 19, 2003, 06:52 PM
Nice Grips! That pic and review may have just solved a delima of mine!

C.R.Sam
August 19, 2003, 07:30 PM
Ks are cool.
Those grips are drool inciters.

Sam

Wade
August 19, 2003, 09:04 PM
VERY nice!

Brian Williams
August 19, 2003, 09:22 PM
Here is my 3" mod 13 with the same grips I think? They are Ajax grips....
I sanded and fit mine to my hand, just like C.R. Sam says to, and finished with a light coat of Boiled linseed oil. It does not shuggle up to my hip like a 940 but I carry it a lot. Mine gets shot every time I go to the range from contact distances to 25 yds. Mine is a very accurate gun and is a blast to shoot.http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=443581

WT
August 19, 2003, 09:23 PM
Nice piece.

I had my smith round the trigger and polish it to mirror finish. Also did a trigger job. The combination makes for one sweet pistol.

Marko Kloos
August 19, 2003, 10:36 PM
Marko, what's the state of custody of the one you have or had?

I gifted it to Tamara. It's a very serious carry piece, but I had the same problem...feared to carry it because I didn't want to wear down a collector's piece. I have no such complulsions about my rebuilt and refinished M65...a true working gun.

The grips were on the PC-13 originally, and I think they're Dymondwood grips. They are not quite as concealable as boot grips or Eagle Secret Service grips, but they make the gun meld with my hand.

Tamara
August 19, 2003, 10:50 PM
You mean this one?

http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=98674

:D

Tamara
August 19, 2003, 11:18 PM
...N-frames? :D
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=443829

Prodigalshooter
August 20, 2003, 12:43 AM
:cool: {sigh}:cool:

rugerfreak
August 20, 2003, 01:20 AM
Have one of those 66's with the Hi-Viz sights------not nearly as pretty as the ones pictured here.

Had the thing for 6 months now and still haven't got around to shootin it--maybe that should be the plan for this weekend---before dove season starts------hhhhhmmmmm........................

Josey
August 20, 2003, 01:55 AM
Hey 3" is great! I have a few. Model 36 in blue 38 Special. Model 10 taper barrel in blue 38 Special. Model 32 in blue 32 S&W Long. I also have a couple of breaktops in 32 S&W and 38 S&W in nickel with 3" barrels. I would like a 1902 Model in 32-20 in nickel with a 3" barrel.

Mike Irwin
August 20, 2003, 02:17 AM
I have a 2.5" Model 19. Handles extremely well. It's one of my carry guns in winter when I'm wearing a coat.

Snake Eyes
August 20, 2003, 02:38 AM
The K-frame Magnums, in particular, are the best carry revolvers ever made, IMHO
I'm not saying you're wrong...just that I like mine!
They offer just enough barrel for a full-length ejector stroke
My 2 1/2" below has a full length ejector stroke. Or, at least, it's the same as my 6".
feared to carry it because I didn't want to wear down a collector's piece
Coward. (Now you can tell me I'm a moron for paying retail +++ for the limited edition below and turning into MY carry piece!)

;) :eek: ;)

Here's MINE! I just wish I could take pictures as nice as Marko and Tamara. Heck, I wish I could SHOOT as well as they take pictures!

http://members.cox.net/storep/Snake

Sorry for the hijack--I just couldn't resist. Don't shoot me! Please!

Peter

RON in PA
August 20, 2003, 10:07 AM
I have a 3" M13 with Hogue grips, great gun. Also just got a Ruger SP101 with a 3" barrel, another great gun. Three inches seems to be the best compromise for CCW and good ballistics.

MrPink
August 20, 2003, 12:21 PM
I have a M66 F-comp. Love it. Not only the 3" barrel, but the comp actually works, the lockwork is tighter than a 16 year old virgin and a sweet trigger. Yeah, PC guns carry a premium, but this one was sure worth it.

JShirley
August 20, 2003, 02:09 PM
Darn it, Tamara! You're killin' me! Maybe someone'll trade my Samurai for one. :D

John

FPrice
August 20, 2003, 02:18 PM
OKAY! ENOUGH!

Can someone point me to a gunsmith or shop who can bead blast my M65s like Markos? Someone close to New England would be appreciated.

Thanks

MrPink
August 20, 2003, 02:56 PM
FPrice,

Try Karl Sokol, Chesnut Mountain Sports in Southern Vermont. He does great S&W work. I have his contact info at home and will post tomorrow if you'd like.

Dave Markowitz
August 20, 2003, 03:09 PM
Three inch J-Frames are cool, too.

http://www.hunting-pictures.com/members/frodo527/sw640.jpg

S&W Model 640 (no dash) in .38 Special.

RUT
August 20, 2003, 03:31 PM
Karl Sokol
Whipple Hollow Rd
West Rutland, VT 05777
(802)438-5732

FPrice
August 20, 2003, 03:35 PM
Thanks for the info!

Albert Shear
August 20, 2003, 07:40 PM
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Tamara
August 20, 2003, 08:38 PM
...and guess that Albert has kind of a thing for 3" K-frames.

:eek:

Bulldozer
August 20, 2003, 09:10 PM
I had to accept a nice promotion and move to Central New York recently. All of my weapons were sold off with the exception of a S & W 66-2 3-inch P & R that is presently in MD awaiting my six month descent into the festering bowels of the Onondaga and New York pistol permit bureaus.

This is costing me a small fortune, but I will not part ways with this particular revolver.

RUT
August 20, 2003, 09:57 PM
>>I had to accept a nice promotion and move to Central New York<<

Oh, I hope it was a GOOD one!!! :-)

dinosaur
August 21, 2003, 06:39 AM
Picked this up from a fellow THRer. Strictly a "working" gun.

Albert Shear
August 21, 2003, 07:03 AM
Tamara, those are just a few. Then there are the N frames, L frames and J frames. Yes, I have a fondness for them.
Albert

Brian Williams
August 21, 2003, 10:16 AM
Ok Albert where are the descriptions, Pretty pics no explanations, we need details......Please

Billy Sparks
August 21, 2003, 10:53 AM
I think a 3inch revolver is the perfect length for carrying, shooting, and CCWing. I have 3 inchers in J, K, L and N frame and a couple of Rugers in the same size....I LOVE 3 inch barreled revolovers. :D

JShirley
August 21, 2003, 12:27 PM
Got my 3" 657 via you through trade with Byron, didn't I, Billy? Sweet piece.

Albert Shear
August 21, 2003, 12:27 PM
Perfessr:
1st one-66 3" stock
2nd- PC 13 3" magnaported
3rd- PC F Comp
4th- 65 3" I bead blasted and semi-bobbed the hammer
5th- 64 3" stock
6th- 13 3" that was rusted and abused. S&W did the work. Bobbed hammer, made DAO, replaced hand and screws and reblued. I use it as my carry gun now.

Brian D.
August 22, 2003, 08:48 AM
...Very nice indeed. How are you fixed for heirs?:evil:

Billy Sparks
August 22, 2003, 09:10 AM
Got my 3" 657 via you through trade with Byron, didn't I, Billy? Sweet piece

As a matter of fact I did. It is good to hear it still has a good home.

JShirley
August 22, 2003, 01:53 PM
Traded a 4" "S" prefix 57 for it...now I want a 4" too, of course...:rolleyes:

Albert Shear
August 22, 2003, 04:22 PM
Albert...
...Very nice indeed. How are you fixed for heirs?

One thing I will always be gratefull for was my wife(of 25yrs now) convincing me not to have children. I get to spend all the money I want on me!!!!!!!

Brian D.
August 22, 2003, 05:34 PM
...you don't mind if a few of us start callin ya "Uncle" Albert, eh? :D I see lots more pre-owned 4" than 3" M-13s/65s around here, but the 3 inchers are sorta on my "BOTLF" list these days. Take care, see ya around the boards...

Albert Shear
August 22, 2003, 07:32 PM
Brian,
I 'll tell you what. I will adopt you on one condition. Since I have no heirs I will probably need someone in my old age to change the DEPENDS!!!!!!!!!
:neener:
Al

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