Wheelgun Wednesday: S&W Reintroduces Model 648 Revolver

    Model 648 Revolver

    Welcome to Wheelgun Wednesday – where we will discuss everything related to the semiautomatic handgun world. I kid, I kid. But we will be starting to have more revolver content here at TFB, starting with a book review later this week by Giorgio O. Luckily for us, we have talented staff who can speak with authority on the topic of revolvers. Because the last thing you want me doing is waxing about wheelguns. Speaking of which, Smith & Wesson is reintroducing the Model 648 Revolver chambered .22WMR.

    Even though an M&P 2.0 is more my style, this re-release of the Model 648 looks like it would be a lot of fun. Details can be found below.

    Model 648 Revolver

    Model 648 Revolver Specifications


    • SKU: 12460
    • Model: Model 648
    • Caliber: 22 WMR
    • Capacity: 8
    • Barrel Length: 6″ / 15.2 cm
    • Overall Length:11.1″
    • Front Sight: Patridge
    • Rear Sight: Adjustable
    • Action: Single/Double Action
    • Grip: Synthetic
    • Weight: 46.2 oz / 1,309.7g
    • Cylinder Material: Stainless Steel
    • Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
    • Frame Material: Stainless Steel
    • Purpose: Competition Shooting, Enthusiast, Recreational Shooting

    Smith & Wesson Reintroduces Model 648 Revolver


    K-frame revolver now features eight round capacity, chambered in .22 Magnum

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (August 13, 2019) – Smith & Wesson Inc. today announced that it has reintroduced the Model 648 revolver, chambered in .22 WMR.  Built on Smith & Wesson’s K-frame, the stainless steel Model 648 features an eight round capacity and is designed for small game hunting and target shooting.  The new Model 648 features an adjustable rear sight and patridge front sight for enhanced accuracy when shooting at longer ranges.

    Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson and M&P brands, said, “Built on the medium K-frame, the Model 648 is back in production to satisfy the needs of handgun owners who are looking to achieve greater  distance while hunting or target shooting.  With a full underlug six-inch barrel and a patridge front sight, the Model 648 has been designed with features to boost accuracy at longer distances.  While we currently offer .22 Magnum revolvers in both our J-frame and Classics line, we are excited to add this new .22 Magnum revolver to the modern K-frame lineup.”

    The Model 648 revolver is built on a stainless steel medium K-frame and includes black synthetic finger groove grips, a black patridge front sight, and an adjustable rear sight.  This new revolver features a full underlug six-inch barrel, eight round capacity, and is available with an MSRP of $749.

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