The S&W K-frame was the standard police-issue "service revolver" for just about every law enforcement agency in the 1970s and 80s, and have continued to clock in for use in corrections and security roles to this day. Dating back to the early side-ejector designs of the 1900s, these six-shooters were dependable for both military and police work – which led to the model's early designation. Over 6 million K-frames have been produced.
Standardized with fixed sights, the steel-framed S&W Military & Police series of K-framed wheelguns evolved into the Model 10, which is possibly the most basic .38 Special revolver ever made, its stainless steel brother the Model 64, and the .357 Magnum caliber Models 13 and 65, with the latter being stainless.
Guns.com recently came into a seriously deep lot (pallets, not boxes) of S&W stainless steel K-framed six-shooters that came to us by way of a police trade-in.
We've got these trade-in guns in .38 Special in two different generations (64-5 and 64-8) as well as in .357 Magnum across five different variants (65-4, 65-5, 65-6, 65-7, and 65-8).
All priced under $500.
Looking at the variations:
These now-classic stainless K-frames are easy to maintain and keep operational, with tons of aftermarket upgrades and holster options out there. While .38 and .357 loads were scarce immediately after the Great Ammo Grab of 2020™ it is starting to come back on the market.