K frame with titanium cylinder?


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EMS_92
March 7, 2013, 01:21 AM
Odd question I'm sure, but does anyone know if S&w ever produced a titanium cylinder for a k frame .38? Thanks for any help

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9mmepiphany
March 7, 2013, 02:17 AM
They did not.

The only medium frame I recall that used a Ti cylinder was the L-frame...one in .357Mag and the other in .40

bikemutt
March 7, 2013, 09:00 PM
They did not.

The only medium frame I recall that used a Ti cylinder was the L-frame...one in .357Mag and the other in .40
I think there was also a .44 special L-frame, can't recall the model right now, but I owned one a while back.

9mmepiphany
March 7, 2013, 10:11 PM
That was the M-696 which was a 5 shot L-frame.

It was all stainless, no Ti cylinder...at least mine doesn't have one

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n79/9mmepiphany/001.jpg

bikemutt
March 7, 2013, 10:23 PM
Actually mine was the 396 Ti mountain lite now that I think about it.

DC3-CVN-72
March 8, 2013, 12:15 AM
I have a S&W 17-8. It is a K-frame .22lr with a 6in. bbl. The finish is matt blue. It has a 10 shot alloy cyl. I'm not shure if it is TI. It was only made in '96. because they dident sell. I LUV mine !! :)


I just noticed you are asking about a .38 spl. :uhoh:

Gordon
March 8, 2013, 12:31 AM
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i203/gordonhulme/P1010500.jpg

296 .44 spl. and it's very rare 241 7 shot .38+p companion
Ti but L frame with a smaller butt

EMS_92
March 8, 2013, 03:10 AM
Very interesting examples. Love how more experienced revolver guys are willing to show an example of two :) I can't help but wonder if they could switch the bits on the tooling for titanium cylinders and put it on a k frame cylinder machine...IDK lol

9mmepiphany
March 8, 2013, 12:33 PM
Very interesting examples. Love how more experienced revolver guys are willing to show an example of two :)
Well, since I did only post a picture of a non-Ti L-frame, here is one with...M-646

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n79/9mmepiphany/Orans%20Pistols/LewsPistols042.jpg

I can't help but wonder if they could switch the bits on the tooling for titanium cylinders and put it on a k frame cylinder machine...IDK lol
The tooling wouldn't be the problem.

The question is if enough folks would be willing to pay the extra money a Ti cylinder would cost

BigG
March 8, 2013, 02:08 PM
I have a S&W 296 44 Special with Titanium cylinder.
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk176/DCW1000/L-Frames/IMG_0923.jpg

Bullet Bob
March 9, 2013, 07:37 AM
"It has a 10 shot alloy cyl. I'm not shure if it is TI. "

That one's aluminum. I love mine.

WC145
March 9, 2013, 09:06 AM
I have a S&W 296 44 Special with Titanium cylinder.
http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk176/DCW1000/L-Frames/IMG_0923.jpg
What happened to the grey coating that was on your cylinder from the factory? Without that coating the cylinder face will get eaten away from shooting.

9mmepiphany
March 9, 2013, 02:48 PM
I have a S&W 17-8. It is a K-frame .22lr with a 6in. bbl. The finish is matt blue. It has a 10 shot alloy cyl. I'm not shure if it is TI. It was only made in '96. because they dident sell. I LUV mine !! :)
It wasn't Ti, it was aluminum.

They went with the aluminum because it made it easier to machine in the 10 chambers

BigG
March 11, 2013, 09:22 AM
That's not really mine. It's a stock pic. Mine has the dull grey cylinder.

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