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Hammerless K, L, N frame?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by G95, Apr 13, 2007.

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  1. G95

    G95 Member

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    am i the only one who wishes S&W would make something larger than a j frame with no exposed hammer?

    i just got a 2" 327 and thought it would be so cool if it had a shrouded hammer like a 638

    or maybe a 386 Sc/S with a shrouded hammer
     
  2. ATW525

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    The 296 was an L frame with an enclosed hammer.
     
  3. rockstar.esq

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    I have a Taurus 445 CH which is a .44spl 5 shot (L frame) with a bobbed hammer.
     
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    S&W Model 296 in .44 Special and Model 242 in .38 Special. Both L frames.
     
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    They made 'em, and were made with a resounding ho-hum from the general shooting public.

    I sort of regret not getting one, but the couple I handled were, um, well, a hand full! It was really not as pocket oriented as one might think, at least to me, YMMV.
     
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    I think the last MSRP I saw, early '02, for that 296 was $789. I said something a bit different from 'Ho hum!' when I saw that. Of course, during that year, it was canned... and by year's end, it was closeout priced $349 locally. Of course, I said something different then, too... "I'll take THAT one, thank you!". Neat gun... real 'kick' to shoot. Think of a 642 with +P's - on steroids.

    No, if they make a hammerless - or shrouded hammer - .500 Magnum, don't count on my patronage... until those closeout prices appear, of course!

    Fickle? Frugal!

    Stainz
     
  7. G95

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    i think that 242 would be the perfect pocket gun considering i can fit my 327 in my pocket only prob is the hammer
     
  8. P95Carry

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    A good solution, per my M28, is a bobbed hammer and trigger job... makes for snag free and, smooth as butter :) I will admit there is snag potential from rear sight but never had any problem when this was a carry piece.

    Sure wasn't gonna live in my pocket! :D


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    To compare the 296 to the 642... and their respective ammo, 200gr GDHP (GA Arms) & 158gr +P LHPSWC (Rem):

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