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Old 03-31-2010, 09:45 AM
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I'm locked in on a Model 64-2 at a price that's too good to pass up. What I know is it has a round butt and 2" barrel. I also think it has a .265" smooth trigger, though I'm not sure if it would've had any serrations ground off. Can anybody tell me the differences associated with the -2 model variation? Are the 2" barrels quite common? I'll be at least the third owner and I'm curious if it was modified in any way after it left the factory. I have never owned a 2" K Frame but now seems like a good time to start.

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Not nearly as many 2" as 4" Model 64's out there. I've got one and will never sell it. A perfect snub.

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Old 03-31-2010, 10:09 AM
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Seems like the trigger may have been polished as mine is serrated. SCSW indicates they came with a .265" serrated or .312" smooth trigger. I think they are cool K-frame snubs as well. (I know, no pics!)
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From the pic it looks like the hammers and triggers were flash chromed. I guess the one I'm getting has had the serrations ground off. Too bad; I'd much rather have them. This one will then get my "smooth trigger treatment" which involves carefully cutting two grooves into the trigger with the Dremel and then a bead blast. I find that's a good compromise between the sometimes sharp factory serrations and the impossible-to-feel smooth trigger. Also, the hammer spur will have to go. I think it has the original stocks too, so I'll make an improvised T Grip.

Do these make viable pocket guns or are they too large? I'm more concerned about the size and not weight. I'm very much accustomed to carrying heavy revolvers.

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Old 04-01-2010, 06:30 PM
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Do these make viable pocket guns or are they too large? I'm more concerned about the size and not weight. I'm very much accustomed to carrying heavy revolvers.
I have a 64-6 2" and I carry it in a hip holster.
It's not what I would call a pocket revolver.
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Do these make viable pocket guns or are they too large? I'm more concerned about the size and not weight. I'm very much accustomed to carrying heavy revolvers.

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A 2" Model 64 is pretty big and heavy for pocket carry. I carry a 2" Model 10 a lot in a JIT Slide holster. Usually the barrel does not show below an untucked T or Polo shirt.
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A model 64 2inch k frame is not a small revolver if you intend to carry it due to its bulk,and weight. Also,the short barrel it's not as practical as other barrel lenths for general use. If your wanting a more practical all round gun that you'll use,then you should pass on it. It likely will just not see any use. Just my 2 cents.
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Too small for the hip yet too big for the pocket, but should be just about right for body armor carry as a backup. I think it will make an interesting match gun too. I always wanted to compete more with a 2" revolver but the five shooters were not at all practical for that. I think this will be a nice compromise.

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Old 04-03-2010, 03:22 PM
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How about a 2-1/2 inch model 66 combat magnum. Same frame size,and versatile .357 or .38 special plus target sights for competing equal much better scores. They are great shooters.
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I have an identical mod 64, and contrary to an earlier post, it is a practical barrel length, and does get quite a bit of use. I have carried it in a coat pocket, but it's too big for my jeans or a suitcoat pocket. I had the hammer spur removed, and polished the trigger smooth. It indexes like a champ and hits where it's pointed. You'd be hard pressed to find a better revolver.
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I have mixed emotions about my 64-2 snub. Sometimes I want to sell it. Sometimes I want to keep it stock, sometimes I want to customize it with a bobbed hammer, smoothed trigger, chamfer the charge holes, trigger job, etc.

I seldom CC it. Most often I shoot it!
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Hi all. New member here, resurrecting old thread apparently, but I have a Model 64-2 2" that I acquired in a trade awhile back. My question is, is this gun rated for +P ammo? It doesn't specify it on the barrel, so I don't want to risk damaging the gun. I had actually planned on selling it, but it's kind of growing on me.
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Yes, IMHO it is my rated for +P...

All of the "numbered model K-frames .38s" are rated for +P...

However, I would not make a regular practice of it because all of the K-frames are still afflicted by the barrel design flaw where the bottom of the forcing cone is flattened, and does not have the strength of a perfect circle.

It's not that the .38's have the same problem that the .357 Magnums have with the barrel design and fast 125-gr. magnum loads, but, knowing that it exists for hot loads, it might be smart to "be kind to the gun" and limit the majority of your shooting to 158-gr. bullets with lower pressures. O

To my understanding, all of the K-frame "service revolvers" were originally designed to use, and have "point of impact," using the 158-gr. .38 bullets. The extra weight of the bullet slows the projectile down, reduces pressure, and eliminates the forcing cone concern.

Also, the 158-gr. bullets have an impressive downrange wallop...!

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I have mixed emotions about my 64-2 snub. Sometimes I want to sell it. Sometimes I want to keep it stock, sometimes I want to customize it with a bobbed hammer, smoothed trigger, chamfer the charge holes, trigger job, etc.

I seldom CC it. Most often I shoot it!
You can carry Fed Micro HST in your 64 but reload with pointy bullets you may not have to chamfer chambers...
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Guys, this thread is 12 years old and ENGINE18 hasn't been here in nearly 11 years.

By the way, for future reference, back in the 1980s S & W stated any model numbered, 'steel' K or N frame in .38 Special and .357 Magnum was approved for + P .38. No alloy K frames and no J frames of any kind until the models 36-7, 60-7 and the alloy J Magnum frame .38s.

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