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Old 02-06-2008, 11:33 AM
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How can one tell what revolver frame they are working with.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:11 PM
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Welcome to the forum kelisonh. Rules are simple, be nice and join in.

Be a big help if we had some idea of what your talking about? Smith and Wessons, Rugers, single or double action???
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:51 PM
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OK what I am talking about is references to J frame K frame and the like. What qualifies as large frame verses medium. Pretty much a generalized question.
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:08 PM
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Smith and Wesson revolvers actually, at this time period, come in five frames sizes. From the smallest to the largest are The small J frame guns which have coil springs for the main spring, K frame size which uses a leaf spring like the following L frame which came out a few years ago and is an in between frame size between the K and the N frame which is the frame the 44 magnum is built on and now the new X frame that comes in the 500 S&W.


The famous model 19 which was the K frame version of the 357 magnum ceased production a couple of years ago was one of the most popular Smiths ever made, but prone to shoot loose with full power 357 loads after a time.

I'd sure recommend a good book on the subject. You may be able to get one from the library, but both Midway and Brownell's sells books that detail the different Smith and Wesson actions.

Colt has it's own different frame sizes as does Ruger and Taurus and most folks that built many different caliber revolvers.
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:01 PM
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can you buy new frames?

hey my father in law got 4 guns gave to him from a guy who got them at a auction. the guns are a s&w 357 model 19, two colt 357 mkIII's and a ruger 357. all these guns are missing the frames so i was tryin to figureout where i could get new ones. ANY HELP?
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:43 AM
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hey my father in law got 4 guns gave to him from a guy who got them at a auction. the guns are a s&w 357 model 19, two colt 357 mkIII's and a ruger 357. all these guns are missing the frames so i was tryin to figureout where i could get new ones. ANY HELP?

I think we are having a name confusion. See the picture below, and tell us what number part is missing. (I know the revolver shown is not one of the ones mentioned.)

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Old 02-07-2010, 01:11 PM
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I think Andy said it.

Without the "cylinder Frame" for single action or the "Frame" for the double action, there aren't any parts left that would constitute a firearm. All the remaining parts are only considered components.

Now, if you really are missing the "cylinder frame or Frame" then you're in a bit of a pickle. Those parts are serialized and you probably cannot buy them without buying an entire gun.

Now if you're missing the "grip frame that is a different story. You can probably either contact the manufacture or check out a few places like Midway USA or Brownell's, as they carry component parts in stock.
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