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Smith Wesson frame size rant

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by gtivan, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. gtivan

    gtivan Salem Member

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    I love the N frame smiths. Fit my hand great. The K frame is okay but a bit small.

    So my rant, I want a smith in 22 calibre in a N frame........ But they never made them. Idiots.
     
  2. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    The "L" frame is perfect.
     
  3. gtivan

    gtivan Salem Member

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    I have shot some "L" Frames. It was okay. My preference is for 50 years before the L frame came out.

    And they still don't make a 22 in the L frame.....
     
  4. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    With enough time and money, anything is possible...

    Steel barrel liner, cylinder liner. A bit of machining on the hammer and firing pin system to convert to rimfire, some stiff springs. Voila! A Model 28 Highway Patrolman in .22LR or Mag.
     
  5. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    I've had my ss L framed 357 for 24yrs. How old a pistol did you really want?
     
  6. gtivan

    gtivan Salem Member

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    My preference for smiths is the 50"s 4 screw variety. I do have some older and younger, but they are my favorite. I was off on the L frame start date.

    I would pay for the liner inserts on a N frame. But the cost of converting centerfire to rimfire and finding the right gunsmith puts it on the back burner.

    May have to break down and look for a Colt Trooper.
     
  7. rick

    rick Close to Corvallis, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    How about an N-sized grip on a K frame?
     
  8. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    The best option would probably be Hamilton Bowen. I assume the cost to convert it would be at least 1000$...
     
  9. mat33

    mat33 Portland, OR Active Member

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    Taurus recently started selling a full size DA that's 22mag/22lr convertible. Sounds like you want a S&W though. Don't worry. If it takes off they'll copy it just like the copied the Judge. In the mean time, I'd try putting a bigger grip on it like Rick suggested.