Smith & Wesson K-22 Masterpiece, 1955


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GrumpyBear
February 5, 2008, 12:15 PM
I have a Smith & Wesson K-22 Masterpiece model #17, year 1955
6 inches blue, THTT TS, and I am trying to determine the value of the gun.

The gun is in as good as new conditions with its original box, and I also have the 2 cleaning brushes that came with it. [/LEFT]The serial number 359,XXX.

Any informations you can give me will be gladly appreciated!

Thanks!

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Rampant_Colt
February 5, 2008, 12:33 PM
From my 1955 9th edition Gun Digest the K-22 is listed with a 6" barrel, with checked walnut Magna stocks with S&W monograms. Grooved tangs and trigger.
It is shown next to the K-32 and K-38 in S&W's new Masterpiece line

$71.07

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/2968/k22rs5.jpg
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/7677/1955gundigestif2.jpg

I LOVE vintage handguns

sorry i couldn't give you any current pricing information

MrBorland
February 5, 2008, 12:36 PM
Are you sure about the serial # and age? I'm at work, and don't have access to the Standard Catalogue, but I seem to recall the serial # ought to include a letter prefix. Also, The K-22 became the Model 17 in 1957 - does the box say Model 17?

Anyway, a non-5-screw K-22 ANIB with box (and original grips), would likely fetch $550-ish around here.

Iggy
February 5, 2008, 12:47 PM
In excess of $500.00

Bullet Bob
February 5, 2008, 03:51 PM
I have one made in 1955, shot it yesterday in fact. I might take $1,000,000 for it, or I might not.

XavierBreath
February 5, 2008, 05:39 PM
$500-$600 depending on the buyer's eagerness, the seller's reluctance, and other competition in the room.

dbracin
February 5, 2008, 07:38 PM
I am very fond of my K-22. It's about the best shoot pistol I have. Period.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v625/dbracin/100_2567.jpg

GunTech
February 5, 2008, 08:12 PM
$500 range for sure.

There is nothing finer than a K-22. I like mine with 5 screws.

http://guntech.com/revolver/k22s.jpg

Canuck-IL
February 5, 2008, 09:12 PM
The last 2 that were comparable on the S&W forum went, IIRC, for 550 and 575 ... can't recall if those were shipped prices.
/Bryan

BruM
January 30, 2010, 04:15 PM
how much extra for a Target masterpiece with second cylinder in 22 mag?? S/N 309XXX

SaxonPig
January 30, 2010, 04:23 PM
Should have a letter K prefix. I hope you aren't thinking the gun was made in 1955 because that's the date printed on the box lid. That's the copyright for the printed material. You call it a Model 17 but model numbers were not stamped/used until 1957 so there goes the 1955 date of manufacture if so marked. If the 359,000 number you gave is the correct serial minus the K that would be 1959 and it would indeed be a Model 17.

If truly like new with the box I would ask $650 for it. If it has correct period target stocks I would ask $750.

Rem.222
January 30, 2010, 04:26 PM
I have a Winchester 9422 I would trade for a K-22.
Rem.222

kelbro
January 30, 2010, 10:00 PM
Mine is a documented 1955 model and the serial # is K152xxx. It shoots so well that I wouldn't take $600 for it.

ggibbs
May 10, 2010, 06:31 PM
My dad just gave me his K-22 w/6" barrel. I remember shooting it as a kid 50 yrs ago. It has an oversized grip but the original is still in the box, serial # is 132,5xx. Dad also has a Colt Woodsman from same era, he was a gunsmith so they are in excellent condition.

MR.G
May 10, 2010, 10:38 PM
I would say at least $650.00 in like new condition with original box and tools. Right buyer would probably pay more.

aHFo3
May 11, 2010, 12:27 AM
pictures are always helpful

Guillermo
May 11, 2010, 12:55 AM
these guys are nuts...125 bucks tops.

BUT being a nice guy, I will give you 150

jdomin
May 11, 2010, 07:31 PM
If it has a gold sw box add 125. If it has the knurled screwdriver add 125 and if it has the narrow rib on top of the barrel add 125. They are at a premium dont let anyone tell you different.

Hawk
May 11, 2010, 07:59 PM
I went a little nuts when Old Fuff found a 1948 version on an OnTarget auction.

Two of us wanted it pretty badly and I believe I coughed up 750.00 a year or so ago.

Seemed kind of silly at the time but similar product seems to be listed at 1K plus on Gunbroker recently - note that that's not the same as selling for 1K - it's an optimistic seller's appraisal of the issue.

The pic doesn't do the colors justice.
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=84527&d=1221142443

No box or papers, by the way.

these guys are nuts...125 bucks tops.

BUT being a nice guy, I will give you 150

The "750 no box" is probably unrealistic. But I'll still bump Guillermo - put me down for 175.

ETA: I had to look - it was closer to two years ago.
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=372299

content
May 11, 2010, 08:23 PM
Hello friends and neighbors // 2010 Standard catalog of firearms:

NIB 650/Exc 475 /VG300 / g 175 / f125/p100
The book prices are lower than FTF or store prices here in upstate SC.

1955 with box might tempt the right person toward the high end , depending upon your location they might be hard to find as hens teeth. I know I don't often see them.

My model 617 was the first I found for sale locally in the 3 years it was on my list. ( I despise shipping and FFL fees, takes the fun right out of finding a deal).

It looks like post #6 by XavierBreath is about right for an end result.

SharpsDressedMan
May 12, 2010, 10:33 AM
I bought a .22 Masterpiece about five years ago in your age range, either late 1940's- early 1950's. It has the slight humped hammer. I paid $425 and thought that I stole it then, as it was mint, possibly unfired (I can't remember, because I shot it, and shoot it, and it sure has flash on the front of the cylinder now). I would not sell it for $750 now, as it is so good a shooter, and so beautifully made and finished. I see them for $600 and up in similar condition on Gunbroker.

vanagon40
May 12, 2010, 12:32 PM
Do all of you realize that GrumpyBear made one post over two years ago?

You are probably giving pricing advice to a ghost.

That said, I have no objections to discussions and pictures of the K22 Masterpiece.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb215/vanagon40/k-22.jpg

SharpsDressedMan
May 13, 2010, 11:52 AM
No, I didn't know that. But, I too like pretty pictures!

MCgunner
May 13, 2010, 12:57 PM
That gun is a total POS. Don't fire it, could be dangerous to the shooter.

But, being the nice guy I am, I'll take it off your hands for 200 bucks, charity, ya know. :D I mean, if you're still around after two years............

Guillermo
May 13, 2010, 03:04 PM
I'll take it off your hands for 200 bucks

just to take a dangerous Rohm-like gun off the street...I will go 225

Fast Swift
May 14, 2010, 09:29 PM
Hi All,

New member and I have a question about two K-22's that live in my safe.

One is stamped model 48-4 and is marked .22 MRF pinned 4 inch bbl and serial number is 92K2097

Second one is a K-22 , pinned 4 inch BBl, Serial numer is 293874.

I will try to attach a picture - the model 48-4 is the top one...

If someone could provide dates of manafacture and appx street value. I have promished these to my kids (ages 9 and 13) but would liek more information for insurance reasons

PhilRich01
September 6, 2010, 02:04 AM
Fast Swift, sorry to be delinquent in getting back to you. Hope you make a lot more posts here, great group.

Great revolvers you have there. The top one is a .22 Magnum Rimfire; looks like it was born in 1981. The bottom appears to be a model 18 Combat Masterpiece, hatched in 1957. That was the first year that Smith & Wesson started number naming. There should be a "K" prefix in your serial number. Both should be great shooters, pull them outta your safe, shoot them and have fun. -Phil

PhilRich01
September 6, 2010, 02:06 AM
Fast Swift, I forgot, welcome to The High Road!

PhilRich01
September 6, 2010, 02:15 AM
Fast Swift, Prices are tough, they vary in different regions of the US. In the West they go for $450 to $550, depending on condition. Do you have original box, tools and paperwork etc. That will add to the price.

Your boys are lucky, these will make great family heirlooms from dad.

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