Woo Hoo! Completed A Vintage S&W Set Today!


PDA






doc540
September 7, 2012, 07:26 PM
1953 S&W K-22 Masterpiece

Well, apart from the Nox-Rust paper, and with a lot of help and advice from the S&W Forum members, I completed the set today!
Pistol, box, Helpful Hints brochure, sight adjustment tool, and cleaning tools.

It's a shooter and not a museum piece, but it's all there finally.

What a great hobby!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20K-22/K-22Set1953.jpg

If you enjoyed reading about "Woo Hoo! Completed A Vintage S&W Set Today!" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Fotno
September 7, 2012, 08:23 PM
Nice. One of my grail guns right there.

Guillermo
September 7, 2012, 08:24 PM
she is a bonny lass

content
September 7, 2012, 08:42 PM
Hello friends and neighbors // Nice set, I'm grinning for you, that is a beauty.

bikemutt
September 8, 2012, 01:44 AM
Wow! Very nice. Now I have one more I need to see about, is there no end?

ColtPythonElite
September 8, 2012, 01:46 AM
Nice....

bannockburn
September 8, 2012, 07:17 AM
Sweet...very sweet!

Sealevel
September 8, 2012, 09:59 AM
She is a beauty - looks as new! She'll be a head turner on the range.

I have a Mod 17 ('71) and a Mod 48 ('74) that are two of my favorite range guns. I'm looking for a model 18 in similar exc condition.

Hope you enjoy your new shooter!

5-SHOTS
September 8, 2012, 12:11 PM
Wonderful gun.

Gordon
September 8, 2012, 02:24 PM
Now to really complete the set what it says on the box lid about companion gun to...
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=305276717
The K38 won't be that difficult, the K32 now that is another story!
Close to $2000 for one of these !
http://rockislandauction.com/viewitem/aid/51/lid/566

doc540
September 8, 2012, 03:23 PM
Gordon, do you work for the government? :D

4v50 Gary
September 8, 2012, 08:17 PM
Pristine and in its original box. I hope you get or make a cedar wood box to store it in.

doc540
September 8, 2012, 08:24 PM
Thanks, Gary, but it's been shot and shows a little wear on the bluing.


Therefore, I'm gonna keep shooting it! :evil:

4v50 Gary
September 8, 2012, 08:25 PM
Protect box though. Don't let it get crushed. I wouldn't even store the gun in the original box. Future generations of Americans will thank you for it.

Driftwood Johnson
September 8, 2012, 08:47 PM
Howdy

Very nice!

I still have the box and all the goodies that came with my Model 17 when I bought it brand, spanky new in 1975.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v495/Driftwood_Johnson/smith%20and%20wesson/Model_17-1.jpg

cyclopsshooter
September 8, 2012, 08:50 PM
Drool! I'd place that right in the safe next to my blue box 17 nodash- nice setup!

Jaymo
September 8, 2012, 09:50 PM
I saw a used blue 17 at the LGS today for four hundred and something dollars.
Want it, can't afford it.

Flint Ridge
September 8, 2012, 11:07 PM
Spectacular beauty!

Love the Smith's

Thanks for sharing

mesinge2
September 9, 2012, 09:37 AM
Seriously nice buy!! That and the K-38 are both on my list. http://i1210.photobucket.com/albums/cc401/mesinge2/Misc/jealous1.gif

Capt. Ct.
September 10, 2012, 02:13 AM
Oh man. Now you've done it. You have me thinking about the K-22 I sold years ago. :banghead:

Guillermo
September 10, 2012, 06:28 PM
You have me thinking about the K-22 I sold years ago

there are tons out there.

And if you are not a stickler for perfect blue, they are not even that expensive.

doc540
September 15, 2012, 09:30 PM
we're gradually getting there

a little more "correct" for 1953
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20K-22/K-22Kit.jpg

rcmodel
September 15, 2012, 09:51 PM
If you hit hard times?

You can sell the S&W steel handle screwdriver for more then most common handguns sell for!!

rc

Driftwood Johnson
September 15, 2012, 09:56 PM
I saw a used blue 17 at the LGS today for four hundred and something dollars.
Want it, can't afford it.

Then you probably don't want to know that I paid $125 for mine in 1975. Of course, $125 was a fair amount of money back then.

doc540
September 15, 2012, 10:21 PM
"You can sell the S&W steel handle screwdriver for more then most common handguns sell for!!"

crazy, ain't it?

Last one on Ebay sold for about $125.:what:

doc540
September 20, 2012, 09:36 PM
Without the Nox-Rust paper, I think this is about as close as I can get to replicating everything that came with a 1953 K-22 Masterpiece.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20K-22/Box%20Pics/K22box5_zps554b404c.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20K-22/Box%20Pics/K22box4_zpsce5f1194.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20K-22/Box%20Pics/K22box1_zps357f3e60.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Smith%20K-22/Box%20Pics/K22box5_zpsf7b37f5b.jpg

mdauben
September 21, 2012, 11:54 AM
1953 S&W K-22 Masterpiece
Damn, that's pretty! Older than I am and twice as good looking. ;)

If you enjoyed reading about "Woo Hoo! Completed A Vintage S&W Set Today!" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!