frame types

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by ChuckNorris, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. ChuckNorris

    ChuckNorris New Member

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    What are the different frame types for revolvers? I have heard of J frames and all kinds of different ones, whats the difference?
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Smith & Wesson uses letters for the frame types.
    J- small usually 5 shot
    K- Medium 6 shot M-10, 19, 66 etc.
    L- Medium/large 6 & 7 shot mostly .357 mags M-686 etc
    M- Old turn of the century ladysmiths
    N- Large .357, .41, .44 M-28, 29 etc
    X- really stupid big .500 S&W, .460 S&W