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.32 revolvers Chapter 13: S&W model 30

Written on December 31, 2013   By   in Handguns, Revolvers

The first S&W model 30 wasn’t actually a J-frame. It was an ‘improved’ I frame. The J-frame didn’t start until the 30-1. The improvement that make the ‘improved’ I-frame better than the original I-frame is the use of a coil spring instead of a flat mainspring.

This one has been treated to a cera-kote finish. It’s a flat latch version with a 3″ barrel and aftermarket grips.

This one shoots well, but I use my 4″ barreled 30-1 more often.