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ghr1142
02-09-2012, 10:18
I understand that in 1961 it had a standard barrel and in 1964 had a heavy barrel. My question is how to tell the differance ? Maybe diameter ?
Any help would be welcome.
Thanks,
GHR1142

CajunBass
02-15-2012, 05:46
Well, yes, the diameter would be the difference but I don't know that I've ever seen a CM with a true heavy barrel. I'm not an expert, but they all pretty much have the same barrel conture.

Let's see...1951 Combat Masterpiece

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/handguns/100_0321.jpg

And a 1971, 15-3

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/handguns/100_0186.jpg

On the other hand, this is an example of a heavy barrel.

13-2 from 1978.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b292/CajunBass/handguns/100_0380.jpg

This might not be any help at all, but if you look forward of the point where the barrel joins the frame you can tell the barrel on the 13-2 is straight, whereas the two on the CM's has a distince taper.

ghr1142
02-15-2012, 16:00
Thank you for your reply. I just don't understand why S & W said this year 15-2 had a heavy barrel ? any other feedback would be very welcome.
Thanks,
GHR1142

ArtCrafter
02-15-2012, 21:05
I understand that in 1961 it had a standard barrel and in 1964 had a heavy barrel. My question is how to tell the differance ? Maybe diameter ?
Any help would be welcome.
Thanks,
GHR1142

Thank you for your reply. I just don't understand why S & W said this year 15-2 had a heavy barrel ? any other feedback would be very welcome.
Thanks,
GHR1142


Let's see if repetition helps. :whistling:



Outside diameter


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/000_0002-2.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/000_0003-1.jpg

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/000_0006-1.jpg




In the case of the S&W Model 15 (a.k.a., Combat Masterpiece), outside diameter is only half the story, circa 1964. The rest concerns barrel length.

In 1964, S&W introduced the 2-inch "heavy" barrel in this model. Prior to that, the Model 15 was only catalogued with a 4-inch barrel.

In that sense, the longer barrel was "standard." It was also tapered, thus "lighter" (in appearance, at least).

I looked on GunBroker for examples with decent photos and found those listed/linked below. (Note that, while the 'dash numbers' differ, the barrel profiles are the same as those you would see on a Model 15-2.)

S&W Model 15-3: 2-inch Heavy Barrel (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=266700884)

S&W Model 15-4: 4-inch Standard/Tapered Barrel (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=267172082)

On a related note, the 2-inch Model 15 was 'developed from' the Model 56, which in turn was a US Air Force contract gun.

HTH :wavey:


Here's hoping you "get it" this time around. :okie:

ghr1142
02-17-2012, 15:31
Hello ArtCrafter, Sorry for my late reply, My Mod 15-2 has the 2" barrel so I guess that model had the heavey barrel ? I wish I could send a pic. to show you.
Thank's again,
GHR1142

bac1023
02-17-2012, 17:33
Hey, that M10 looks familiar. ;)

ArtCrafter
02-17-2012, 20:33
Hello ArtCrafter, Sorry for my late reply, My Mod 15-2 has the 2" barrel so I guess that model had the heavey barrel ? I wish I could send a pic. to show you.
Thank's again,
GHR1142


No need for a pic: All 2-inch Model 15s have the "heavy" barrel.

This includes the Model 15-2, 15-3, etc.

HTH :wavey:

ArtCrafter
02-17-2012, 20:39
Hey, that M10 looks familiar I'd recognize that heavy barrel anywhere. ;)


FIFY :supergrin:

bac1023
02-17-2012, 23:24
No need for a pic: All 2-inch Model 15s have the "heavy" barrel.

This includes the Model 15-2, 15-3, etc.

HTH :wavey:

I thought so.

ghr1142
02-19-2012, 13:52
No need for a pic: All 2-inch Model 15s have the "heavy" barrel.

This includes the Model 15-2, 15-3, etc.

HTH :wavey:

Thanks , ArtCrafter, I bought this 15-2 new in 1965 and just love it ! Thank you again for your help.

GHR1142

L Pete
02-19-2012, 16:04
The 2" had a heavy barrel.

The 4" had a tapered barrel

The newer Model 67s with the two piece barrel has a heavy barrel profile, but again, it's two pieces.