S&W 13-4 Round Butt...

Discussion in 'Revolvers' started by 41 Charlie, Jan 19, 2019.

  1. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
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    I've been on the hunt for a 3" M13 (blue) or a 3" M65 (stainless version) for a long time. There's just something about a 3 inch, round butt, K frame, chambered in 357 Magnum. I've always thought a 3 inch wheel gun was the perfect length. Well... a fellow Addict found this M13 at one of our local gun shops. He gave me a call, and I asked the owner to set it in his safe for me. I told him I'd swing by with the cash. I picked her up on Wednesday, and took her to the range today. She has a fantastic DA trigger, and locks up as tight as a drum. You just don't find a lot of these in the wild. Generally, those that have them, keep them. I feel very fortunate to score this one! Thanks for taking a peek!
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  2. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    Very nice !!!
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  3. Ohio

    Ohio I like this place !

    Mar 22, 2018
    Nothing better then a 3” K frame and yours is very nice. Perfect size revolver! At one time I had 2 1/2” and 3” of each model 64 (heavy barrel), 65 and 66. Foolishly sold them....looking at yours make me realize how stupid I was.

    Don’t ever let yours go....beautiful revolver.
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  4. rmac

    rmac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 26, 2016
    Lovely Model 13; now you will look for reasons for EDC.
    Every now and then I break out my old 3" Model 65 and carry it for a few days. It just feels right.
    Locate some period Winchester 158 grain JHP's and let the little gun come to life.
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  5. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    Congratulations ...nice find !!
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  6. BennyAdeline

    BennyAdeline Official Hi-Point Brand Representative

    Nov 26, 2018
    I’ve got a 4 inch 13-1 that I love. I’ve always wanted the 3 inch round butt version. I’m jealous!

  7. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
  8. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    The PERFECT gun for shooting +P .38, or "toned sown" .357.

    I had a 3" m65 I carried 30 years ago when Ayoob was singing their praises.
    I shot 125 gr. Remington .357 out of it. The muzzle blast, fireball and concussion from that round, particularly indoors, was horrendous.
    The recoil sucked as well. That round may have been a "97% 1 shot stopper", but it was hard to control. (BOOM- re-adjust grip, BOOM- re-adjust grip......)
    I remembered thinking- "you'd better drop the bad guy with the FIRST shot, because you'll be flinching like a dog shXXting peach pits after that".
  9. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Thanks guys! The M13 (3 inch) round butt was the last standard issue at the FBI in the mid 1980s. These were the last of the FBI (357 Magnum) wheel guns, before they switched to semi autos. I love to carry K&L frame revolvers (IWB). This one will certainly find it’s way into my rotation.
  10. 1911 dawg

    1911 dawg Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2018
    Very nice looking revolver & leather .Igave mine to my oldest daughter .She always wanted to shoot it when she was a teenager . She lets me shoot it when we go to the range LOL. She still will say thanks for the gun Daddy I just love it .My Dad gave it to me . I hope she will pass it on to my grandson.
  11. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    It doesn’t get any better than that!
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  12. BennyAdeline

    BennyAdeline Official Hi-Point Brand Representative

    Nov 26, 2018
    I’d like for it to find it’s way into MY rotation too ;)
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  13. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Awesome gun and holster!!!!!
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  14. Apollo99

    Apollo99 Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2017
    I recently sold a 65-5 Ladysmith 3" revolver. I got my price for it, but I still regret the sale. As said the 3" K frames are pure nirvana, just like the 5" N frames. Perfect balance, perfect aesthetics. To 41 Charlie, nice revolver , nice holster.
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  15. Tactical Rico

    Tactical Rico Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2016
    Best Concealed carry revolver ever........IMHO. Here's mine.

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  16. Greenrunner

    Greenrunner Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2017

    In the revolver world, only thing as good as a M13 RB is a M65 RB.
  17. Norsemanhp

    Norsemanhp Member

    Aug 13, 2018
    Excellent find! Those 3 inch k frames are perfect carry pieces with superb balance. Congrats.
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  18. salelcid

    salelcid Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Nov 28, 2015
    Great looking piece!
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  19. david Lawson

    david Lawson Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Awesome revolvers!! I've been on the hunt for one for awhile. And finally located one. 90% finish. Looks carried but not shot a bunch. rubber grips. Just the pistol. What would a real world price be?? He wants $750
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  20. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    That seems a little high to me, but, they’re not making any more of them... and never made a lot of them.

    I’d try negotiating a lower price, but I *might* pay that for it.

    Good luck!
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