How Do I Know If My Butt's Sq. Or Rd.

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by HKSlinger, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. HKSlinger

    HKSlinger Member

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    First of all, go ahead and get your funny, abusive comments out of the way.......... Okay, I finally found a S&W 28. I'll post pics when it arrives. What I'd like to know is, how do I know if its a sq. or rd. butt. I thought an N frame was an N frame. I plan on putting Hogue's on it, but they offer both.
    Sincerely,
    Confused in Arkansas
     
  2. VitSports6

    VitSports6 New Member

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  3. HKSlinger

    HKSlinger Member

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    Hey, thanks. Very helpful. Next time I need something Googled, I'll look ya up.;)
     
  4. VitSports6

    VitSports6 New Member

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    No worries, I hope its a rounded one for you.

    EDIT, Why, I don't know, Just looks different.
     
  5. boatme98

    boatme98 New Member

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    Ask your cellmate? :eek:
     
  6. HKSlinger

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    Oh yeah, she's got a R O U N D one.:D
     
  7. trip286

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    you cant really tell without looking. trying not to sound sarcastic, and I promise that I'm not being sarcastic, but you have to look. if the butt end of the grip is pointy, such as the corner of a square, then you have a square butt. if the butt is rounded off, such as the bird's heads on single action revolvers, then it is rounded (not quite as pronounced as that though, but not far from it). as far as I know there isn't a way to tell by looking at the serial, although I believe that some particular model numbers only come with one or the other. there are sites that sell custom grips, and some of these have side by side pictures of rounds and squares for comparison.

    ALL j frames after a certain date, around 1990 I think, are round butt. these are the only particular frame size that I know for sure of though
     
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  8. skippy45

    skippy45 New Member

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    Round or square

    If you fall off a chair your butt is probably more round than square. :D
    Sorry, but somebody had to go down that very short road. ;)
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  9. dallascj

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    That was hilarious! I was gonna say 'look in the mirror', but yours is much more creative.

    On a serious note, some of the grip websites show pictures of each to help illustrate. As was said earlier, you need to remove the grips as sometimes the grips mask the frame's true shape, but a square frame is shaped more like a single-action cowboy gun, and a round butt is somewhat like a banana.
     
  10. c3shooter

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    Smith & Wesson K frame- model 10

    Round butt m10_nickel.jpg

    Square butt model 10.jpg
     
  11. jd45

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    At one time, S@W offered nothing but a square-butt on N-frames, IIRC. They have since, (don't know exactly when) changed their policy to include rounded grip-frames. Doesn't do me any good, as my hands are too small to shoot an N-frame. Now, if they were to offer a round-butt on a K-frame, I could get behind THAT. I'd like to see a 5-shot .44SPL K-frame 4", just don't know if there's enough meat in the cylinder frame to screw the barrel in.