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Smith and Wesson Model 64
Type Revolver
Place of origin  United States
Production history
Variants Military & Police, Ladysmith
Cartridge .38 Special
Feed system 6 shot cylinder

The Smith and Wesson Model 64 Military and Police revolver is the stainless steel version of its Model 10. It is a six shot revolver chambered in .38 Special.[1]

The Model 65, is similar but chambered in .357 Magnum, being a stainless steel version of the carbon steel Model 13. The Model 65 cylinder is longer to accommodate the longer .357 Magnum cartridge.[2] The Model 65 was in production from 1972 until some time in 2004-2005,[3] and utilized the same standard K-frame (S&W medium frame) as the Model 64.[4]

Beginning in 1980, S&W also produced .357 Magnum revolvers on their "medium-large" frame size ("L-frame") to better handle the higher long-term stresses of the magnum loads, calling the larger frame revolver in stainless steel the Model 686.[5]


  • Caliber: .38 S&W Special +P (Model 64); .357 Magnum (Model 65)
  • Capacity: 6 Rounds
  • Barrel Length: varies
  • Frame: Medium
  • Material: Stainless Steel


  • Smith & Wesson Model 65 Military & Police— .357 Magnum, medium frame, 6-shot revolver (4-inch barrel model weight is 30 oz. (851g))[6]
  • Smith & Wesson Model 65 LadySmith— .357 Magnum, medium frame, 6-shot revolver (weight: 31 oz. (865g))[6]


  1. The History of Smith & Wesson Firearms Dean K. Boorman, 2002, pp 117
  2. The History of Smith & Wesson Firearms Dean K. Boorman, 2002, pp 84
  4. Supica, Jim; and Richard Nahas (2001). Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson. Iola WI: Krause Publications. p. 1068. 
  5. Boorman, Dean K. (2002). The History of Smith & Wesson Firearms. Globe Pequot. p. 119. ISBN 978-1-58574-721-4. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Hartink, A.E. (2003). The Complete Encyclopedia of Pistols and Revolvers. Edison, New Jersey: Chartwell Books, Inc. pp. 220–230. ISBN 978-0-7858-1871-7. 

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