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Cato the Younger

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4-screw k-22
« on: March 12, 2009, 12:10:23 am »
Dear All,
        I have a chance to purchase a K-22, 4 screw, in VG condition (muzzle wear/light holster wear), with correct grips.  I have been looking for a K-22 for a while, and had a chance to check this gun out.  Timing is good, it locks up tight, etc.  Any advice on this gun- I forgot my standard catalog of S&W when shopping, so I have no idea what a fair price for it is, but I have not seen one for sale in a long time.  Any advice on the K-22 is appreciated- I checked and saw no model #, so I assume it is a "true" K-22.

                     Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Re: 4-screw k-22
    « Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 11:13:32 am »
    Cato,
    Buy it.  As long as it functions properly and its price is within your means, get it.  I have one made in the '60s and it is a great revolver.  It is scary accurate and a joy to shoot.

    If you're into revolvers this is a great understudy for a .38 Special or .357 Magnum.  If you're not into revolvers then this is a cheap alternative to shooting an automatic.  Also, it is a great way introduce new people to the shooting sports.  A revolver is simple to use and the .22lr won't kick much.

    Jim

    PS Edited to add that SCSW shows a variety of K-22s made before the model numbers were assigned.  The 4" barreled version (Pre-model 18) would bring about $350 to $1750 in VG condition.  The $1750 would be for a Prewar, K-22 2nd model.  If you have a post war 3rd model the price would be $425 in the book and made between 1955 and 1957.
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