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S&W M63 question

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by ron22250, May 30, 2009.

  1. ron22250

    ron22250 Newberg Member

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    Why is this revolver called a "22/32 kit gun" ?
    This followed me home last night :)
    Thanks !
     
  2. gtivan

    gtivan Salem Member

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    "kit guns" were meant to be carried in bags, not holsters. Thrown in a tackle box, travel kit, etc. Hence the name kit.
     
  3. ron22250

    ron22250 Newberg Member

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    Thanks for the info !
     
  4. Oro

    Oro Western WA Active Member

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    That covers the "kit" part (hunting/packaing camping kit). The 22/32 bit means it is a .22 caliber gun on a .32 caliber frame. The I/J frame was designed as a .32 caliber frame design originally. This is analogous to the ".38/44" models, which were .38 caliber guns on .44 frames (N).
     
  5. ron22250

    ron22250 Newberg Member

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    Thanks Oro !