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Thirties
05-07-2012, 14:49
Is a 3 inch barrel revolver a snub nose or not? Mine is a SW m36 no dash with a 3 inch barrel.

HexHead
05-07-2012, 14:50
Snubbier than some, less so than others.

ChuteTheMall
05-07-2012, 14:59
Can you trim the barrel back to 2.9"?

uhlawpup
05-08-2012, 06:57
One of these followed me home awhile back. It's a tad too long to be a real snubbie, but it's a superb shooter, and quite slender and easy to conceal.

I wouldn't, however, call it a pocket gun...

fastbolt
05-08-2012, 12:33
I own one, so I feel it is. ;)

DFin
05-08-2012, 17:23
The answer is a definite maybe.

Berto
05-08-2012, 17:32
IMO 3" or less is a snubby.

oldman11
05-08-2012, 18:21
In the old days it was 2 1/4 inches or less to be a snub nose.

Thirties
05-11-2012, 17:48
OK, I guess if I want to call 'er a snubbie, she's a snubbie, all three inches of her!

ithaca_deerslayer
05-11-2012, 17:50
I think the 3" is a snubber.

fastbolt
05-11-2012, 18:18
In the old days it was 2 1/4 inches or less to be a snub nose.

Actually, the 2 1/2" 19/66's were still considered snubs (from back around when the M10's could be found with 2" barrels).

The 3" wheelies were an interesting sub-category, I suppose you might say. You'd hear them referred to as simply 3" models, or as snubs, depending on the context.
I'd not quibble over an extra half an inch in length (2 1/2 to 3") removing them from the snub category.

It's yours. Call it what you will.

I call my M36 3" Heavy Barrel a snub. ;)

mikey357
07-09-2012, 23:10
IMO 3" or less is a snubby.

But of COURSE!!!....mikey357

barth
07-10-2012, 02:52
It's subjective.
I normally think of a snubnose as a pocket pistol.
But a 2" N-Frame isn't going in our pocket!

For some reason 2-2.5 inch is a snubbie to me.
Four inch no way.
But three inches???
Not really a snubnose to me.
But that's just me...

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