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This Combat Magnum was shipped in 1956 with checked, target stocks. I replaced them with these smooth stocks made of Goncalo alves. They really dress-up this revolver and fit perfectly! Smooth K-frame stocks made of Goncalo alves or rosewood without the relieved area on the left panel are tough to find.

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Well done Doc, well done!
But I have a thing for 4" revolvers too
 

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Thanks for sharing Doc! The 4" K-frame is my favorite Smith, and that one is a beauty.
 

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Very nice! The grips really make a difference! kfjdrfirii
 

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Smooth Targets really do enhance a 4" K-Frame if it has the underlug and a heavy barrel. My 4" Model 53 Jet shipped as such and the box end lable confirms it.... I really like the way it handles....

But for some reason that same K-frame with a tapered unlugged barrel as in a 18 or a 15 looks out of balance to me with any Target Stocks.

Bill, DW's early Combat Magnum is as I recall, in the K260,000 range and the stocks were serialed to the frame.... were your originals so marked?

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This revolver is in the K261000 range and the stocks are not numbered. I have K260190 that was shipped in May 1956 and it has numbered stocks, but the number is around K260330 (I don't remember the exact number), but I believe are original to the revolver. A similar situation is found on some of the early 1955 Target 45s where the stocks are numbered, but not quite the same as the number on the gun. I believe S&W originally intended to number stocks to these particular models, but then determined it was not necessary with target type stocks, so most stocks will be close in number, but not exactly match the gun they are on (however, a few will).

Kind of a wordy answer to your question ;) .

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Doc44 said:
Kind of a wordy answer to your question ;) .

Bill
Concise nonetheless.... Beautiful Early K-Mag.... Thanks for putting up yet another of your wonderful Smith & Wessons for us all to share....

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wilson said:
Nice! Where do you keep coming up with these beauties? :mrgreen:
He has a lamp with a S&W genie in it. kihfL
 
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