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Old 06-06-2020, 11:25 PM
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Default Anyone have a round butt K Frame Tracing?

Does anyone have a tracing of a round butt K frame or can make one?  I picked up a cheap pencil barrel Police Trade In M10.  I'm going to make it a project gun, and chop the barrel to 3", round butt it, and trim the hammer.
I'd like to trim it to the same dimensions as a factory RB so grips will be easy.
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Old 06-06-2020, 11:43 PM
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Not a gunsmith, don't have any tracings, but I thought these might help.

I did a quick Google search and found this:

Round Butt Fitting Guide S&W K, L-Frame - Pacific Tool and Gauge

Alternatively, if you already know what kind of grips you want, you could just purchase them and use them as a guide.
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Start with a good set of K frame round-butt stocks and fit the frame to the stocks. Remember that the factory hand fitted stocks and/or frame prior to finishing, so that the fit always ended up perfect. No two vintage S&W RB frames are exactly the same.
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My shooting buddy borrowed some round butt stocks and traced them on his his gun and they came out good like above post suggests.
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Make sure ahead of time roundbuttin is not going to get into the SER.#.
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Ditto on the serial number. You DON'T want to remove any of it. Forty plus years ago, I started doing round butts by racing the outline of a pair of RB Magnas onto the frame. Another tip, don't cut or grind exactly to the tracing; keep the metal a little proud. The back strap and for strap are slightly rounded, from the center down to the grip.
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