S&W Revolver Frame Sizes

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    S&W Revolver Frame Sizes:

    M frame: Early Ladysmiths, discontinued before model numbering.

    I frame: Predecessor to the J frame with leaf mainspring.

    Improved I frame: Successor to the I frame with coil main spring.

    J frame.

    JAS frame: Shrouded hammer with alloy frame.

    JS frame: Shrouded hammer with carbon steel frame.

    JA frame: Alloy frame w/fixed sights.

    JAT frame: Alloy frame w/target sights.

    JC frame: Fully concealed hammer.

    JAC frame: Fully concealed hammer w/alloy frame.

    JR frame: Carbon steel J frame for .38 S&W cartridge.

    JT frame: Carbon steel frame w/target sights.

    JTM frame: Carbon steel frame w/target sights for .22 Magnum cartridge.

    J Magnum frame: For .357 cartridge, alloy or steel, w/fixed or target sights.

    C frame: Between J & K frame size, used only for the non-cataloged Model 73 in carbon steel.

    K frame: Carbon steel frame w/fixed sights.

    KA frame: Alloy frame w/fixed sights.

    KAT frame: Alloy frame w/target sights.

    KR frame: Carbon steel frame for the Model 11.

    KT frame: Carbon steel frame w/target sights.

    KTC frame: Carbon steel frame for the Model 53.

    KTM frame: Carbon steel frame for the Model 48.

    L frame: Carbon steel frame w/fixed sights.

    LT frame: Carbon steel frame w/target sights.

    N frame: Carbon steel frame w/fixed sights.

    NAT frame: Alloy frame w/target sights.

    NA frame: Alloy frame w/ fixed sights.

    NT frame: Carbon steel frame w/target sights.

    NTM frame: Carbon steel frame w/target sights for the Model 28.

    E frame: Stainless steel for the Model 60.

    ET frame: Stainless steel frame w/ target sights.

    F frame: Stainless steel K frame for the Model 64.

    FT frame: Stainless steel frame w/target sights.

    H frame: Stainless steel L frame for the Model 681.

    HT frame: Stainless steel L frame w/target sights for the Model 686.

    G frame: Stainless steel N frame.

    X frame: Stainless steel for the .460 & .500 S&W Magnums.

    Source: Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 3rd Edition, by Supica & Nahas.


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