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Old 07-25-2020, 04:48 PM
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Walked in to a local gun store looking for a .22 revolver. Was shown a picture of a mod 63 and it was love at first sight. Had to order it and will arrive next week.

Hope the action is as smooth as my mod 13 .357.
Think I'd prefer an older blued with wood grips but I'm getting too old for a long search.

Interested in your thoughts of the 63 as well as holster ideas (LH)
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Old 07-25-2020, 05:19 PM
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I own a 4 S&W 63 that I purchased damaged and had repaired by the factory. I preferred it to a pre 18 so much that I sold the latter gun to a forum member.
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Old 07-25-2020, 05:31 PM
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The trigger will most likely be smooth but noticeably heavier than you model 13. It’s just kind of the nature of the beast with a reliable rimfire.
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Old 07-25-2020, 05:41 PM
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I've had a 63 for a long time along with a 17 and an 18. I wouldn't part with the 63, but. like all J-frame revolvers, the smaller size and lighter weight makes it generally more difficult to shoot well in comparison with the K-frame guns.

A J-frame, the 63 in this case, is probably as accurate as the larger guns but is more unforgiving of a shooter's lack of skill.
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Old 07-25-2020, 05:54 PM
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The holster I use for my S&W 63 is a Bob Allen nylon model.
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Old 07-25-2020, 07:25 PM
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Love my 63 and 34. About any J Frame holster will work with it if proper barrel length. Look on ebay under J Frame holsters there will be lots to look over.
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Old 07-25-2020, 08:16 PM
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Fun little gun. Everyone loves shooting mine.
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Old 07-25-2020, 08:32 PM
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I have a 4 63 no dash and love it.
I have owned at least 6 K frame 22s. I now own none.
I am a bit obsessed with frame size being appropriate for cartridges.The 38 & 357 N frames are not on my favorite list for this reason.
I shoot my 63 double action occasionally but most of the time it is SA. I would never expect a J rame to be as smooth as a K frame, especially a rimfire J frame.
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Old 07-25-2020, 08:58 PM
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Positive. This no dash is from '82, and it's a fun little shooter.
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Old 07-25-2020, 09:09 PM
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No complaints from me
The new ones are 8 shooters so the action will feel different then your 13
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Old 07-25-2020, 09:21 PM
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Don’t let your wife or daughter shoot it! They may stake a claim on it! Mine did.
I have a 63 ND and and a newer 5” 8 shot(don’t know the dash off hand, maybe a 5?). Only problems I have is the chambers are tight giving me sticky extraction. I am going to ream them.
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Old 07-25-2020, 09:31 PM
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I have both a six-shot pinned 34 and a newer eight shot.

About the best .22 revolvers for beginners ever made.

I agree with ACORN. Wives and daughters will steal these guns.
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:17 PM
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I've had a 63 for a long time along with a 17 and an 18. I wouldn't part with the 63, but. like all J-frame revolvers, the smaller size and lighter weight makes it generally more difficult to shoot well in comparison with the K-frame guns.

A J-frame, the 63 in this case, is probably as accurate as the larger guns but is more unforgiving of a shooter's lack of skill.
After owning dozens of Kit Guns over the years, this is the absolute truth.

The older ones with the 1/10" front sight blade seem more precise on small targets, but they require a lot more concentration to shoot accurately. I guess the only one I shot really well was the Model 35.
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