Where did the Smith and Wesson Model 13 come from?

Where did the Smith and Wesson Model 13 come from?

The Model 13 was requested by the New York State Police in order to have a .357 Magnum revolver to replace their Model 10 .38 Special. The Model 65 in stainless steel came about at the request of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol .

Is the Smith and Wesson Model 13.357 Magnum reliable?

The revolver hits point of aim at 20 yards with just about every .357 Magnum load I try in it, and just a bit above point of aim with most .38 Special loads. Reliability to this point has been 100%. I’ll be honest – I really wanted to love the Smith & Wesson Model 13.

Is the Model 13 Magnum a collectible firearm?

The Model 13 is the neglected stepsister to the Model 10 has been an overlooked prize for far too long. But recently it has been coming into its own as a modern collectible firearm. It has an interesting history that begins with a special request from the New York State Police back in the early 1970s.

Where is the trigger pin on a model 13?

They place the knuckle of your middle finger directly behind the trigger guard where it gets pummeled by recoil. These should come off before a range session and get replaced with a set of Pachmayr Presentation Grips. This Model 13 is a pre-lock gun with a hammer-mounted firing pin.

What are the models of the Smith and Wesson N frame?

As the practicality – and popularity – of stainless steel grew, S&W expanded the option to most of their N-frame guns. Over the next several years, the market saw the introduction of the stainless steel Models 629 (.44 Magnum), 657 (.41 Magnum), 624 (.44 Special), 627 (.357 Magnum), 625 (.45 ACP) and 610 (10mm Auto).

When did Smith and Wesson start using model numbers?

Prior to 1957, S&W didn’t use model numbers. The guns had a name and yours was know as the 38 Military & Police. Serial numbers beginning with an S were produced from 1945 until 1948. In 1945 they started with S811338 and went to 999999 in 1948. Based on your serial number yours was probably late 1947 to early 1948.

What kind of gun is a model 13?

This Model 13 is a pre-lock gun with a hammer-mounted firing pin. The lockup on this particular revolver is one of the tightest I’ve ever personally experienced. Looking this hammer it is obvious that this gun is of the pre-MIM era.