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New for 2021: Smith & Wesson M648

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Smith & Wesson is poised to offer its Model 648 for 2021 with a revamped iteration of the original design first introduced in 1989. For 2021, the 648 will include stainless steel construction, eight-round capacity and chambered for .22 WMR.

The Model 648 is built on the legendary company’s K-Frame, a medium-format revolver frame that was first introduced more than 130 years ago. Needless to say, the design has been refined greatly since then, and the new 648 revolver is engineered to deliver flawless DA/SA operation. Rubber stocks that contain finger grooves wrap the stainless-steel frame for added control of the 46-oz. revolver. Smith & Wesson provides a 6” barrel attached and supplies a full, rounded underlug. A target-style crown is supplied at the muzzle for unobstructed function.

The trigger and hammer feature contrasting, color-case-hardened finishes that not only added aesthetic value; durability and functionality of the components is increased. Cut checkering is supplied on the wide hammer spur to enhance ease of operation. Additionally, the eight-round-capacity, fluted, swing-out cylinder features knurling on the ejector rod. As well, the cylinder latch is checkered to improve shooter purchase.

Target-style sights top this latest wheelgun; a fully adjustable rear sight containing a square notch was added in conjunction with a Patridge-style front that presents a square, flat face. The sight faces are serrated to reduce glare during target acquisition. Watch our New for 2021 video above to see the Smith & Wesson 648 in action.

Article by American Rifleman Staff

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