Revolver vs Pistol barrel lengths?

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Single-Sixer
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What pistol barrel length would be comparable to a 3in barrel on a revolver?

Again, thanks for any help as I know nothing about revolvers.
 

deac45

Single-Sixer
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3" + cartridge length will get you close. Revolver barrel length is measured from the cylinder face and does not include the chamber as do pistol barrel dimensions.

deac45
 

Snake45

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This picture shows just how close a 3" S&W K-frame and a Colt Commander (4.25") are in size.

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