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Frame Sizing Chart ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by kb2iaw, May 8, 2007.

  1. kb2iaw

    kb2iaw Well-Known Member

    Is their a standard for frame size ??
    is the "J" frame smaller than the "K" or "N" ,
    I own a taurus model 94 .22 cal , what size frame is it considered ?:confused:
  2. Feanaro

    Feanaro Well-Known Member

    For your first question, take a look at this picture.


    It starts with the smallest and moves up. It only lacks the largest(and newest) frame, the X-frame.

    Taurus doesn't use Smith and Wesson's frame designations. You could compare them to Smith and Wesson frames but I don't think Taurus has their own(public) designation for their frames.
  3. kb2iaw

    kb2iaw Well-Known Member

    Thanks feanaro...when i orderd a new holster,the and told of the make and model , i was asked ...is that a 'J' frame ...i wasent sure what to say because of the no designation size ...my reply was its a medium sized revolver ...(lack of knoledge ) i wish they would standardise a system where they would distinguishable by hight /legnth /weight , etc. or would that be to easy ?........thanks
  4. Feanaro

    Feanaro Well-Known Member

    Was wrong, Taurus does have frame sizes. Yours is a small frame. The 85 is also a small frame and I know that will fit in a Fobus J-frame holster, with a little work.
  5. Majic

    Majic Well-Known Member

    There is no standard frame size. Different makers use different labeling systems. For example the J-frame in a S&W is a small 5 shot revolver, but the J-frame in a Colt is a medium 6 shot revolver. YOu have to know about the maker you are talking about to know what the frame size represent.
  6. Will5A1

    Will5A1 Well-Known Member

    OT musings - If I only had such a nice display, out of the lot I bet that C Frame is the most valuable. I wonder if its Supuica"s or Naha's or who's?
  7. logical

    logical Well-Known Member

    Unless of course it is a .22 6-shot model 63 or 34.
  8. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    The frame sizes (J, K, L and so on) are designations for Smith & Wesson revolver frames. Although Taurus also has different size frames for different applications, they do not use such designations. However, your gun should be closely comparable in size to the Smith J (their smallest) frame.
  9. kb2iaw

    kb2iaw Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the help ,i tnink i have a clear picture in my mind ...It`s nice to know you can post a question and know you can get a responce from people who are willing to share their knowledge ....

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