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Explanation of revolver frame types

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by anapex, Jul 14, 2003.

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  1. anapex

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    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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    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
     
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    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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