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    Frames?

    Can anyone recommend a site that clearly depicts the differences between the S&W K, L, and N frames?
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    Dont know of a site right off the top of my head , but small to large they are K, L, N . About any gunshop should have examples of all three frames that you could lay on the counter and compare to your hearts content .
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    Thanks RR.
    So it's really just a matter of size huh?

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    Question:
    "Can anyone recommend a site that clearly depicts the differences between the S&W K, L, and N frames?"

    Answer: Yes, DefensiveCarry.com


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    Yes Das its size the K frame was structured for .38special and under tho later chambered to the .357 mag . The L frame would be considered a .41 sized frame ( the same size as a colt python ). and the N frame was the .44/45 sized frame which S&W originaly chambered that romping stomping newfangled .357 magnum in. As you can see frame sizes go back many years , and advances in metallurgy now means we can get a .32 frame ( the j frame ) in a lightweight .357 mag .
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    Thats a good refrence there QKShooter...

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    Thanks QK and Red!
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    And am I correct in assuming that the frames evolved in size chronologically from small to large?

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    I correct in assuming that the frames evolved in size chronologically from small to large?
    NO lol . The evolution of frame sizes was market driven . However about all of them date to the early years of double action revolvers . The changes in revolvers has been mainly new technology in metals, and machining . We can simply do things now that they could not back when the revolver was king . This has changed the face of revolvers immensely and kept them competitive as a viable self defense weapon , as well as the best choice for handgun hunting . IMHO the Revolver is just as " obsolete " as the 1911 today .
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