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K frame with titanium cylinder?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by EMS_92, Mar 7, 2013.

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  1. EMS_92

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    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
     
  2. 9mmepiphany

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    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
     
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    I think there was also a .44 special L-frame, can't recall the model right now, but I owned one a while back.
     
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    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

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    Actually mine was the 396 Ti mountain lite now that I think about it.
     
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    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:
     
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    296 .44 spl. and it's very rare 241 7 shot .38+p companion
    Ti but L frame with a smaller butt
     
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    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
     
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    Well, since I did only post a picture of a non-Ti L-frame, here is one with...M-646

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    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
     
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    I have a S&W 296 44 Special with Titanium cylinder.
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    "It has a 10 shot alloy cyl. I'm not shure if it is TI. "

    That one's aluminum. I love mine.
     
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    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.
     
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    It wasn't Ti, it was aluminum.

    They went with the aluminum because it made it easier to machine in the 10 chambers
     
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    That's not really mine. It's a stock pic. Mine has the dull grey cylinder.
     
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