This text is designed as an inspection and preventative maintenance guide for S&W revolvers. It is not intended to be a repair manual. If you note a problem while inspecting, consult with your gunsmith or S&W factory service.
Modern revolvers are available in a variety of frame sizes and calibers. For the most part, they all work the same. Should you need parts, you will need to know your frame size, model number, and dash number. Many parts must be installed by a competent gunsmith or S&W factory service because they require fitting.