K Frame: The most popular mid-size frame of all S&W revolvers. K frames have been guns had nothing more than a cartridge type and serial number marked This test deals with carry-up, meaning when the cylinder locks into the . Many people have questions about how to identify a S&W revolver and when was it made. I borrowed this from a thread on bizdocki.info forum. Smith &. Wesson fulfilled this need with a series of small-frame, adjustable-sight high quality revolvers ment of a series of revolvers S&W called the “hand with the guns' serial numbers. These ing Model 43 examples with 2” barrels , it.
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This variant had a 3-inch full lug barrel with adjustable sights and a blued glass finish. The gold color was actually titanium nitride. This was produced with a blued finish, imitation ivory grips, and 24k gold plate engraving. A large number of Model 37 variants with a lanyard ring attached were made for Japan. Part of this contract was cancelled, resulting in a large number of these being sold to a wholesaler, who then re-sold them for civilian use.
These entered the civilian market in Serial number was shipped to J. Edgar Hoover and is engraved with his name. Of course however, you could find a great 3 screw, and love it, and never look back. You could also perhaps find an older one that had a problem although given the age, any that had problems would largely be fixed by now anyways. Round butt, square butt? I see no advantage to consider a round butt K and all of the vintage ones will be square butt unless you find one that someone like Elvis ordered round butt lol Quote: Does it matter if one is pre-war, post-war, seventy's, eighty's?
The pre war Ks are hot. For some reason you skipped the 60s guns, but the early 60s ones are 4 screw, and are IMO worth considering. The 70s and 80s are probably a dead heat, although some would prefer the 70s guns because of the barrel pinning.
The pinned barrel refers to a pin in the frame, where the breech of the barrel is. After the barrel was screwed on, the pin went through the frame and barrel so that the barrel could not be twisted off easily. I'll be buying on stated condition, probably from Cabela's because of price and I've dealt with them for many years.
Even 5 screw Ks are not rare. They are just high in demand. I think you should wait and buy a good used one locally, or perhaps consider other online sellers. This was a nickel gun that has lost most of its finish Metal has just trace amounts of nickel finish while the majority is mostly a dark gray patina.
Grips are worn ivories. Gun appears to be all matching. Some of the internal Grips are very good. Gun is all matching. The metal has a dark gray patina. Action functions properly but does not lock up properly. Bore has some pitting, but is not too bad overall This gun is nice and sharp with clear barrel markings and still has a good amount of the original finish.