S&W 65-4 Question [Archive] - Glock Talk

PDA

View Full Version : S&W 65-4 Question


malleable
02-23-2012, 17:41
I just bought a S&W 65-4, it's a 4" stainless .38 w/ fixed sights. I'm unfamiliar with S&W's and it didn't come with the manual, is it safe for +P's? I wasn't looking for one but I got it for $250 in excellent condition.

TN.Frank
02-23-2012, 17:49
LOL, the 65 is chambered for 357Mag so I'd say Yep, +P 38spl should be just fine.:supergrin:

meathead19
02-23-2012, 18:05
We all love pics....especially on deals like that!

Congrats! :wavey:

malleable
02-23-2012, 18:30
LOL, the 65 is chambered for 357Mag so I'd say Yep, +P 38spl should be just fine.:supergrin:

Sorry, Im an idiot. I transposed the numbers it's a 64-5

CAcop
02-23-2012, 18:35
Yes any stainless K frame .38 from Smith should be able to handle +p. Post 1957 IIRC is the transition.

Bruce M
02-23-2012, 19:54
64-5 was a change in 1988 that included a floating hand and a hammer nose bushing on the 4" version. According to Mr. Supica's great book there were other changes until the 64-6 came out in 1998. I would be comfortable using +P in one.

malleable
02-23-2012, 20:41
64-5 was a change in 1988 that included a floating hand and a hammer nose bushing on the 4" version. According to Mr. Supica's great book there were other changes until the 64-6 came out in 1998. I would be comfortable using +P in one.

I'm unfamiliar with the book your referencing but will review, thanks!

TN.Frank
02-24-2012, 15:07
Sorry, Im an idiot. I transposed the numbers it's a 64-5

Ahh, in that case the the answer is still yep, K-Frame S&W revolvers can take all the +P 38spl you'd care to shoot through em'. Too dang bad it wasn't a 65, those are really sweet guns but still, the 64 ain't bad. :cool:

malleable
02-24-2012, 17:25
Ahh, in that case the the answer is still yep, K-Frame S&W revolvers can take all the +P 38spl you'd care to shoot through em'. Too dang bad it wasn't a 65, those are really sweet guns but still, the 64 ain't bad. :cool:

Thanks

Jason D
02-24-2012, 17:50
The model 64 is my favorite gun to leave all over for home defense.
The -5 is more than capable with +p ammo

Bruce M
02-24-2012, 17:52
I'm unfamiliar with the book your referencing but will review, thanks!

Amazon.com: Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson) (9780896892934): Jim Supica, Richard Nahas: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51g75mX4-SL.@@AMEPARAM@@51g75mX4-SL